Volvo 245L with a 1UZ V8 – Part 1

1974 Volvo 245L with a 1UZ V8

Luca Car Mods started a new build series on a 1974 Volvo 245L. Over the next few months the factory B20 inline-four will be replaced by a 4.0 L 1UZ V8 from a Lexus LS400. The car will also receive an upgraded suspension, fuel, and exhaust system. The entire project will cost €5,000-€6,000 ($5,795-$6,954). In … Read more

For Sale: Volvo 240 with a Ford V8

1989 Volvo 240 with a Ford 5.0 V8

This 1989 Volvo 240 is for sale in Houston, Texas with an asking price of $9,000 or $4,000 without engine and transmission. As you can tell from the interior, the titled and street-legal car was built for autocross and track racing. Under the hood sits a rebuilt 5.0 L V8 from a 1994 Ford Mustang … Read more

Volvo 240 with a Toyota Starlet Body

Toyota Starlet with Volvo 240 chassis and powertrain

Jonny Moberg wanted a Toyota Starlet with some turbocharged Volvo power. Instead of shoving Volvo parts into the Starlet he decided to just weld the Volvo chassis under the Starlet body creating what he calls “StarVo”. The Volvo 240 chassis required shortening 34.2 cm (13.4 inches) to fit the Starlet wheelbase. The 2.3 L B230FT … Read more

Volvo PV544 with a 38 L Diesel V12

1960 Volvo PV544 with a 38 L Diesel V12

This wild project started when Swedish builder Victor Jönsson purchased a 38.8 L V-55 diesel V12 from a war museum. The engine originally powered a Swedish Brobandvagn 971 which is an armoured vehicle-launched bridge. The engine produces 520 horsepower and 2300 Nm (1,696 lb-ft) of torque. Victor built a custom planetary gear behind the engine … Read more