The name Volvo comes from the latin Volvere which means “I roll“, so it is not without some degree of irony that the next seller calls his Volvo a “Swedish Rolls”. And here I thought a Swedish Roll was a freshly baked Kardemummabullar. Find this 1975 Volvo 164E offered for $3,200 in St Paul, MN via craigslist. Tip from James.
The Volvo 164 isn’t really a Swedish Rolls as much as it is a Swedish Benz — it offers a luxury ride, but without the decadent opulence of something like Rolls or Bentley. The Volvo hides the luxury under a veneer of practicality and safety. You could buy the most expensive Volvo on the planet and people will applaud you for thinking about the safety of your kids. Those same people would spit on you for melting the polar ice cap with a Rolls Royce.
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