Time For Tea? Hot Swedish action


So, browsing through the back pages of the new issue of Classic & Sports Car (from whom we 'borrowed' some rather nice pics to illustrate our 550 Maranello buying guide - thanks chaps!) we chanced upon this rather magnificent looking car.

OK, actually not magnificent looking. A bit dumpy really. But undeniably cool. And quick enough to apparently beat Schnitzer 635CSIs and the Walkinshaw XJSes. So this car is for sale, even if the advert doesn't have a whole lot of information with it. If you're interested you can drop them a line.

And in the meantime check out the video we found off the back of looking at the ad and wondering if there was any footage of it in action. There is, these things racing - in all things - at Bathurst in their day. But this one is, appropriately enough, from Sweden and features the Volvo getting stuck in with the classic SD1 touring cars. Big, bruising touring cars the lot of them.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 


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  • 80quattro 06 Nov 2012

    Blimey, that looks like fun.

  • Oddball RS 06 Nov 2012

    Just makes me want an SD1 Vitesse.....................

  • zebedee 06 Nov 2012

    is it just me or is anyone else finding that volvo 240s turn their heads these days? I think as they have become rare they are just so startlingly different that they definitely look cool now. I'm sure the driving experience would leave much to be desired, although I used to hussle my dad's Black Thor limited edition one when I didn't know any better and it made the most excellent American cop car tyre squeals when you pushed on round corners!

  • ode 06 Nov 2012

    I've wanted one for quite some time now. Kind of cool in the same way that a tank top is cool. Not everyone will get it, but you don't care anyway.

    The estate is the one for me. A 240 like the one my dad had years ago, but maybe not beige with the brown vinyl roof rolleyes

  • Dan Trent 06 Nov 2012

    zebedee said:
    is it just me or is anyone else finding that volvo 240s turn their heads these days? I think as they have become rare they are just so startlingly different that they definitely look cool now. I'm sure the driving experience would leave much to be desired, although I used to hussle my dad's Black Thor limited edition one when I didn't know any better and it made the most excellent American cop car tyre squeals when you pushed on round corners!
    Funny you should say that - I was making pretty much exactly the same comment to Mr Garlick as I was preparing this story. He didn't seem to be feeling the love but there's a silver estate on my road I walk past every day and it's growing on me in a way I never, ever thought they would back in the day.

    Hm.

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