If your sport of choice is reindeer games, and you are uncomfortable thinking outside the box, then Nice Price or Crack Pipe has a four by four for you. And it's one that'll have you saying how Swede it is.
Yesterday saw a candidate that appeared to be AWOL from Ice Station Zebra's mail route. Despite the lack of info and claim of immobility, the $5,700 asking price seemed reasonable enough to 57% of you, garnering the arctic Jeep a place in the Nice Price Hall of Fame.
What if that Jeep wasn't off-roadie enough for you? What if you need something with a little more ground clearance - and forward-control - to rock your world? Well then here's a Volvo to do just that. Debuting in 1959 as a multi-purpose vehicle for the Swedish military (think Hummer driven by blonde people) the L23-series served as a test-run, with 90 of the forward-control trucks built before being replaced by the L33. That model traded the L23's three-main B16 with the sturdy five-main B18 (the Guinness world record holder for mileage is a B18-powered P1800 with over 2.5 million miles on it!), and was offered as a hard top, half top and open varieties.
Today we have a '67 not-quite-lapis blue Laplander with an asking price of $9,000. The ad offers but two photos and a brief description- including that it currently runs well, and comes with a fetching color-coordinated trailer, PTO-operated winch, and front-mountable blade - but no other detail. Lacking an interior shot, here is a page from the instruction manual so you can get a gander at the fold-out windscreen and never-a-dull-moment collection of drivetrain levers.
The added goodies will help you fulfill your Mr Plow fantasies, and should the current Global Warming hype turn out to be 180° from reality, this will see you through even the harshest of winters.
So, what do you think of this Volvo with an attitude? Does that $9,000 price tag make you want to lap up this Laplander? Or, does that cost make you feel all boxed in?