Vintage Swedish Cars…in Sweden!

Yes, we found some Vintage Swedish Cars in Sweden, how about that !!

I went to the Wheels and Wings show in Falkenberg, Sweden and it was mostly about American iron. For those who don’t care for the metric stuff, check out the¬†American Iron in Sweden at ClassicRoad.com here.

However, a big car meet like this brings out all brands of vintage cars. Here are some of the fine Volvos I spied at the event.

1958 Volvo Amazon front

This 1958 Volvo Amazon 121 is looking very nice with era correct auxiliary lights and Albert fender mirrors.

1958 Volvo Amazon

The rear of this Amazon is just as nice sporting the early style trunk handles.

 

Volvo PV front

This Volvo PV 544 is looking great in this color. Super straight with all the right accessories, it is a looker.

Volvo PV rear

1967 Volvo Amazon dk blue

The owner of this dark blue Volvo Amazon was eager to pose next to his 1967 car.

Volvo Amazon blue front

“Wrong” wheels but I will let it slide as this Amazon is like new.

Volvo Amazon blue

volvo 122S Amazon

This black 1964? Volvo Amazon was a stunner. White walls and Marshall lights are excellent options.

Volvo 740 EPA traktor

Volvo 740 “EPA traktor” A way for 16 year old Swedes to drive a car. Convert it to a tractor and limit the top speed. Sure beats a moped when it is -20C !

 

Saab 92

This Saab 92 was about the coolest Swedish car in the meet. Still sporting the stock two stroke engine.

 

Volvo Tractor

Since this web site is Vintage Swedish Cars, I think we can accept a vintage Swedish Volvo tractor. It was currently registered and still in use.

Volvo Tractor logo

Cool logo.

1953 Monark with ILO engine

OK, since we are pushing our luck on the Swedish Car subject, how about a Vintage Swedish Motorcycle?? This 1953 Monark with a 250 cc two stroke was actually used to pull a plow after the war. A farmer installed a rear gear that was about the size of the tire and pulled his plow.

 

2016 Volvo V60 diesel

Let’s round off this report with a not so vintage Swedish car. This was my rental for the week I spent in Sweden. A 2016 V60 diesel. Yes, diesel! With a 6 speed trans it was completely impossible to get worse mileage than 45 mpg!!

I drove all week on a tank of fuel. What an incredible car. It also have a ton of power in the low end. You shift at 3K and it just GOES! Why can we not get this car in America?? Besides, the damn thing drives itself!

Good Times in Sweden, Good Times indeed!