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The approach of the Paris Motor Show means a slow burn of flashy new cars photoshopped to impossible levels of spotless glimmer. Our eyes need a break. What car looks good with a patina of rust?


Thanks to advances in technology, Rust can be made chronic and not terminal. Sweden has all the makings of a rusty paradise: an annual average humidity of 78%, snow in the winter, and foggy rains. Whether intentional or not, Swedish cars age well into an iron oxide covering. The Volvo Amazon, in particular, takes well to the ocher hues of corroded metal. Typical Volvo reliability also means you're more likely to see a rusted Amazon still on the road than, say, a rusted Pinto.

As always, the more pictures the better.

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