It may be exciting to stumble upon a barn find, but sometimes it makes more sense to buy a car that has already been pulled out and cleaned up. This 1971 Volvo 1800E had been parked for many years, but has since been brought back into drivable condition by a dealer in Washington, DC. They have already done all the dirty work so the next owner can enjoy the car while sorting out the small stuff. Find it here on Hemmings with an asking price of $9,900. Read more »
Since Saab went under, it seems that the market for old 96s has waned. Maybe it is just our imagination though because this well-used one is seeing a lot of action on eBay. That could be because it is the only one on there right now, or because it is claimed to be a good running driver. Whatever the reason, we like these old Scandinavians for their unique engineering and quirky looks. We know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but do yourself a favor and read up a little about why owner’s loved these things.
The seller of this 1966 Volvo 122S coupe claims that it’s original and was discovered in the original owner’s garage, where it had been parked for many years. It looks to be extremely clean, but has a few dents and dings here and there. With 125,000 miles on the odometer it’s hard to believe it could be in such nice shape, but Volvo did build these to last. It’s located in Vancouver, Washington and has been listed here on eBay.
Here is today’s obligatory Volvo. Reader David C sent this in last week for Wagon Wednesday and ironically it is from the same area as the surf wagon (Morro Bay). This one is in a little better shape though. The engine and tranny have been gone through recently, but there are a few other problems to deal with. They are asking $2,500 on craigslist.
Some owners were disappointed when Saab switched from their two-stroke to a V4 engine. It was more conventional and smoked a whole lot less though. This 95 wagon is for those who like four strokes. It is located in Chico, California and claimed to be in good shape. The seller does not provide many details, but the best part is that they are asking $1,000 obo and have four parts cars available. Find them here on craigslist. Read more »
Front wheel drive cars are boring. They are built strictly for efficiency. There have been a few attempts to make them more exciting though and Saab was a pioneer in that area. FF was the layout of choice for Saab from the beginning and the Sonnett was their interpretation of what a sports car should be. This particular one is located in Springfield Nebraska and is listed on eBay with bidding at $1,050 and a BIN price of $1,950.
A Volvo wagon may not strike many enthusiasts as a classic, but the example featured here is an incredible survivor. For many mass-produced cars like Volvo’s 240 series, these workhorses suffered for their durability, oftentimes enduring multiple generations of ownership. Today, finding a clean, well-preserved example is unusual, and this special-order 245 available here on eBay with just 30 minutes left. Read more »
Sometimes, a non-original classic rubs us the right way. A modified Volvo P1800 might not be the first model that comes to mind, but we’ve seen worse. The ’67 P1800S featured on eBay has lead an interesting life, and is said to have been raced at Colorado’s Steamboat Springs in the early 90′s. In addition to the car, the auction includes an assortment of new and used parts. Find it here on eBay in Arvada, Colorado with bidding at $3,050, reserve met, and less than a day left. Read more »
Before the Turbo was introduced in 1978, Saab offered the 99 EMS to customers wanting something sporty. It also provided the base for their rally cars in the seventies. This 1976 Saab 99 EMS is claimed to be a two owner car and looks to be in great shape. It is located in Miami, Florida and can be found here on eBay with bidding starting at $1,000. Read more »
While looking through the classifieds, we found this 1956 Volvo PV444. The blue paint looks worn and faded, but it is claimed to be completely original and unrestored. The seller does not provide many details but we assume it is going to need some work to get back on the road. This car has an interesting story though and they are only asking $4,500. View the ad here on Hemmings. Read more »