Born out of a need to keep up with market demands, Volvo's first purpose-build estate car was an instant hit in 1953 that started the everlasting tradition of the Volvo wagon. Meet the classic Duett.
Don't get us wrong, we love to see people sliding Nissan s-chassis, but turning a V8-swapped Volvo 240 wagon into a drift car is just so much cooler.
What would The Fast and the Furious look like if it was shot in Sweden instead of California? Well, there'd be a lot more booze, a lot more flames, and a lot more Volvos.
Volvo is killing its wagons softly with its hatchback-grade replacement, the new 2013 Volvo V40. Real Swedes know how to kill a Volvo wagon with dignity, turning this heavy, old transportation appliance into an absolute hoonmobile.
It's a beater Volvo 240 wagon that's had a V8 heart transplant and is now serving duty as a sideways monster. Needless to say, we love it.
Oh man, did you see that moose? Is that a jump? Why am I being chased? Seriously, guys, I am totally freaking out. Is that snow or a mountain of cocaine? (Hat tip to Floydster!)
Automobile Magazine's Jamie Kitman has just written a column about the demise of the station wagon, calling the world's automakers "the real culprits" and mourning our loss. Right on, Jamie. Right on. [Automobile]
Guru may be dead, but the spirit of hip hop lives on in Seattle's Grynch. Here's his ode to the Volvo 240 Wagon. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be impressed by the spot-on description of the chunky a/c controls.
Many of you felt very strong emotions upon seeing the junked '64 Volvo Amazon and its eventual partial redemption at the hands of one of our readers. But how about the Volvos made between the Amazons but before the ubiquitous "brick" 200 series cars (yes, we know there was some production overlap)? I've owned a '69…