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  • RARE VOLVO OV4 TO MAKE UK DEBUT 

    RARE VOLVO OV4 TO MAKE UK DEBUT 

    Matt Bell on 5th November 2019

    The Volvo Owners’ Club is to host a special treat for enthusiasts by displaying one of the very first Volvos, never before shown in the UK, at this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery.

  • CLASSIC RIVALS: SAAB 900 VS VOLVO 240

    CLASSIC RIVALS: SAAB 900 VS VOLVO 240

    Matt Bell on 5th September 2019

    Two Swedish classics often mentioned in the same breath but very different under the skin. Which gets the vote as a classic today?

  • VOLVO CASE REOPENS HARD SHOULDER DEBATE

    VOLVO CASE REOPENS HARD SHOULDER DEBATE

    Matt Bell on 5th September 2019

    Questions have once again been raised over the removal of motorway hard shoulders following an incident where a Volvo V70 ran out of fuel in an active lane of the M1 and couldn’t be restarted, resulting in the driver being ticketed by Derbyshire Constabulary’s Roads Policing Unit for leaving the vehicle in a dangerous position.

  • MARKET TRENDS – COOL SWEDES

    MARKET TRENDS – COOL SWEDES

    Matt Bell on 27th August 2019

    In this Market Trends we look at three cool Swedes that we've come to fall in love with; the Volvo P1800, Saab 900 Turbo and the Volvo 850R...

  • VOLVO WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT DENIED

    VOLVO WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT DENIED

    Matt Bell on 6th June 2019

    An attempt by Volvo clubs, owners and enthusiasts from across the UK to set a new Guinness World Record for the longest parade of Volvos has ultimately proved unsuccessful.

  • UK HOSTS EPIC VOLVO WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT

    UK HOSTS EPIC VOLVO WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT

    Matt Bell on 9th April 2019

    Volvo clubs, owners and enthusiasts from across the UK and beyond joined forces at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground near Leicester to set a new Guinness World Record for the longest parade of Volvos on March 31 – attracting a whopping 1574 cars.

  • BUYING GUIDE – VOLVO P1800 (1960-1973)

    BUYING GUIDE – VOLVO P1800 (1960-1973)

    Matt Bell on 29th January 2019

    The epitome of elegant ’50s Scandinavian elegance, Volvo’s P1800 was styled in Italy and began life in Britain. Here’s what you want to know before taking the plunge.

  • WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE A… VOLVO 144?

    WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE A… VOLVO 144?

    Glenn Rowswell on 21st September 2018

    The original boxy Volvo saloon, the 140-Series was the model which saw the brand gaining increased popularity in the UK, building on the reputation for rugged build and practical appeal which had been established with the Amazon...

  • MARKET TRENDS – FAST ESTATE CARS

    MARKET TRENDS – FAST ESTATE CARS

    Glenn Rowswell on 17th September 2018

    As far as classic Subarus go, most look back to the glory days of Colin McRae tearing up the rally stages in his first-generation Impreza. Today, though, we’re looking at an entirely different beast...

  • MARKET TRENDS – POSH POLYMERS

    MARKET TRENDS – POSH POLYMERS

    Glenn Rowswell on 21st May 2018

    There are plenty of fibreglass s fancies with which to tempt the well-heeled collector. As we found, however, values remain static for all but the most hotly traded nameplates...

  • MARKET TRENDS – EXPENSIVE SWEDES

    MARKET TRENDS – EXPENSIVE SWEDES

    Glenn Rowswell on 26th March 2018

    Classic Swedish marques and models offer excellent value for money – but there are some models, away from even the most cherished P1800s – which have asking prices higher than others. Sweden takes its immediate pre and post war motoring heritage very seriously; if you want a Volvo ÖV 4, P1900 or Saab Sonett Super Sport, you’d better have a water cooled cheque book...