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Find of the Day: Volvette 1800

posted by on 5 August 2015 in Miscellaneous Features


Found on eBay, our Find of the Day is another mashup of a Volvo with another make. This one happens to be a Custom 1992 Corvette & 1967 Volvo 1800 Professionally built and listed as in excellent condition. This project was featured back in 2008 within the pages of Volvo Club of America’s Rolling Magazine. […] More…

Find of the Day: S70R and a Shelby Mustang Project

posted by on 4 August 2015 in Miscellaneous Features


Today’s Find of the Day is quite different. Sometimes you just look at a project car and wonder where the owner found the source of inspiration. A Saffron S70R is like a holy grail to Volvo enthusiasts in the U.S. and it was rare in Europe. So when we see something like this we cringe. […] More…

Find of the Day: 1967 Volvo “Laplander”

posted by on 28 April 2015 in Features Miscellaneous Features


During the 1950s, Volvo developed a utility vehicle for the Swedish Army. Originally powered with the Volvo B16 engine, later models were powered by the 1.8L B18. The L3313 was succeeded in the late 1970s by the Volvo C303. An upgrade version of the L3314 was offered to the civilian market as the C202. The […] More…

Swedespeed Holiday Gift Guide 2014

posted by on 18 December 2014 in Miscellaneous Features


We’ve successfully made it through both Black Friday and Cyber Monday and we are now entering the homestretch for holiday shopping. Each year this website attempts to piece together a Holiday Gift Guide including the coolest pieces that we’ve encountered over the past year to enhance your Volvo, and your life. Items on this list may […] More…

A 2015 S60 T6 R-Design Enters SCCA G Stock

posted by on 4 September 2014 in Miscellaneous Features


Ian Stewart is no stranger to Volvo. His father was a huge Volvo enthusiast and an engineer with Volvo through the 1970s and early 1980s. Ian has raced in one form or another since the age of 16. He started in a Volvo 240 but quickly realized it was not a competitive car and moved […] More…

Roundtable with Volvo’s Vice President of Design Thomas Ingenlath

posted by on 3 September 2014 in Miscellaneous Features


It was just before the covers were removed from the all-new Volvo XC90 for the first time when I felt a strong vibration from my pocket.  Reaching down to grab my iPhone in that not-at-all-sly movement seen countless times during staff meetings around the globe (you weren’t fooling anyone), I looked down to read what had been sent.  It […] More…

Fish, Wine, and a Side of Polestar- Dinner with Volvo Cars Group President and CEO Håkan Samuelsson

posted by on 2 September 2014 in Miscellaneous Features


Its seems that the world of journalism, much like any profession, is a bit of an old boys club.  Stepping out of the elevator in the lobby of the Hotel Nobis after a long day of flights and wandering the streets of Stockholm, it became quite clear that I was one of very few in […] More…

Volvo’s 2014 Monroney Label

posted by on 24 September 2013 in Miscellaneous Features


For the 2014 model year, Volvo revealed not only face-lifted vehicles but also a reimagined monroney label. More…

Volvo XC Adventure: Road Tripping and Off-Roading in Gateway, Colorado

posted by on 2 June 2011 in Miscellaneous Features


Does Volvo really have so much faith in its products that it thinks even the decade-old XC90 can remain relevant in today’s market? And which XC is best? These are some of the questions we answer after a week with the whole XC range in Colorado. More…

Interview: Lennart Stegland, Head of Volvo Electric Car Development

posted by on 28 January 2011 in Miscellaneous Features


We sat down with Stegland next to a wrecked example of his handiwork at the 2011 North American International Auto Show to talk electric car safety. More…