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Feature Car: Dave Lipkins’ Spotless, 23,000-mile 1995 Volvo 850 T-5R

posted by on 2 September 2010 in Feature Cars

The classic car-versus-wife scenario. It has its victim and its beneficiary, and in this little tale, Dave Lipkins is the latter. He’d never have his spotless 850 T-5R if it weren’t for another guy’s wife laying down the ultimatum. More…

Swedespeed Project XC60 T6: August 2010 Update

posted by on 24 August 2010 in Feature Cars Project XC60 T6

In this month’s update with our XC60 project, we visit a Volvo Club of America meet, manage to find some interesting roads in the Midwest, and go in search of a Volvo graveyard. Yes, we find it, and yes it was worth the effort. More…

Swedespeed Rides Along With Josh Koropchak and the TKi Motorsport S60

posted by on 10 August 2010 in Feature Cars

Granted, it’s a race car. But this S60 isn’t your typical Volvo. And Josh Koropchak? Not your typical Volvo driver, either. More…

From the Forums: A Beautiful 1800S Restoration is Complete

posted by on 19 January 2010 in Feature Cars

We’re hoping to get in the practice of doing a better job of paying respect to some of the more unique cars owned and built by our members here at Swedespeed, and to that end you may have seen … More…

Clamshell Congregation: Volvo C30 Meets Its Spiritual Predecessor, the 1800ES

posted by on 14 October 2009 in Feature Cars

For as solid and storied as Volvo’s wagon history has been, the company’s line of hatchback models of the two-door variety has been far less consistent. For those of us living in the States, the linea… More…

Feature Car: Gene Tijn’s Volvo S40 T5 AWD

posted by on 6 July 2009 in Feature Cars

Old habits die hard. Case in point — this stunning S40, which Gene Tjin purchased as a car to just drive and not fiddle with. As you can see, that didn’t last. When he bought it, this car was bl… More…

Feature Car: North American Heico Sportiv C70

posted by on 25 March 2009 in Feature Cars

Every Volvo C70 that rolls out of the factory is already one of the most attractive coupe-convertibles on the road. The styling is simple, handsome, and upscale, yet also youthful. This is to say the … More…

Family Business – Not Just Your Average Hand-Me-Down V70

posted by on 16 February 2009 in Feature Cars

If there is a cliché among American families, it is that mom and pop’s worn out car will be passed down when the next generation becomes of age. It happened to Julien Pouliot, but this wasn’t the typi… More…

Feature Car: IPD Stage III V70

posted by on 14 May 2007 in Feature Cars

“Brick” or “box” might be the best way to describe the cars Volvo is best known for. Today’s P2 and Y20-based cars are sculpted with rounded shapes and broad shoulders, but it was the boxy period of V… More…

An Atypical Sequel: C70 Convertible

posted by on 22 December 2006 in Feature Cars

A little over a year ago Swedespeed featured a controversial modified 855, taking on an atypical, cross-marque theme and utilizing some Mercedes-Benz bits and pieces. The car received a mixed response… More…