A hearty welcome to all our esteemed readers to Volvo Week! For the next seven days, our posts will have an emphasis on Gothenburg’s finest. Most everyone has a Volvo story to share, and as cars sold on a reputation for durability over long production runs, they make ideal curbside classics, with an enduring, respectable character all their own. But Volvo means more than just safety and station wagons. Volvo is also about shooting breaks, turbos, performance and style and since we’re Curbside Classic, we can’t ignore all these under-recognized traits (and I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the odd 5.0 or Small Block Chevy swap).
As always, a theme week will still include other brands, so it won’t be all Volvo, all the time. We need to play if safe, after all.