The Volvo doesn’t get enough love from the collector car world. I don’t think this is a particularly hot take, but it’s how I’ve viewed classic Volvos. Obscured by more prominent European brands in the collector market, older Volvos have flair, style and great build quality.
Get a classic Volvo and you can stand out from the crowd.
“Manufactured in Goteborg, Sweden as #1,063 of 72,550 built in 1966,” the listing states. “It is said that the original owner stored the Volvo in a barn for 8 years before it was discovered in 2013. The barn find Volvo was then restored by David Colvin (Bluestone Auto, PA) from 2016 to 2018 and completed to the condition you see today.”
The seller advises that the car received a complete frame-off restoration from 2016 to 2018. The restoration included paint removal to bare metal, replacing the rear quarter panel on the passenger side, minor dent removal, and some metalwork. It also included some rust repair, a new windshield, a new rear window seal, new door seals, and stainless steel bumpers.
It left the factory with a light-blue paint job, and during the restoration it was refinished in an original 1961 Volvo paint scheme of two-tone Old English white over Navistar International red.
Under the hood is a 1780cc inline four-cylinder engine with five main bearings and dual SU carburetors. The engine is paired with a Borg Warner’s Type 35 automatic transmission.
The seller is asking $25,500 for this restored Volvo. Give it a shot. Buy a car you may not necessarily think of in the classic car world. It’ll give you a chance to stand out in the crowd.