Volvo PV444 with a BMW Inline-Six

Volvo PV444 with a BMW S50 Inline-Six

When Jimmy Blom found a 1953 Volvo PV444 in a forest it was heavily rusted. Although many people would avoid such a badly damaged body, Jimmy would resurrect it into something special. He started by replacing the rotted metal with fresh panels and figured while he was at it, split the body down the middle … Read more

1968 Volvo Amazon with a Turbo 4G63

1968 Volvo Amazon with a Turbo 4G63

Matt Farah took some time out at Gridlife to drive Brian Block’s very unique 1968 Volvo 122S Amazon. The classic Volvo is powered by a 2.0 L 4G63 inline-four from a 1991 Plymouth Laser that produces 350 horsepower to the wheels. The engine features Wiseco 9.5:1 forged pistons, Crower 272 camshafts, springs and retainers, Siemens … Read more

Volvo 740 Wagon with a Turbo B230

Volvo 740 wagon with a turbo B230 inline-four

Kevin Brunberg is a Swedish drifter who competes with his Volvo 740 wagon for his team Karoshi Drift Squad. I wasn’t able to find if the wagon originally came with a B230 but either way the engine that sits in the wagon now was donated by a friend. The 2.3 L inline-four features forged rods … Read more

Volvo V70 Wagon with a Turbo 2JZ

Volvo V70 wagon with a Turbo 2JZ inline-six

Tobias Johansson is transforming the Volvo V70 wagon in his garage in Sweden into a serious sleeper. The third generation V70 was completely stripped and the floors removed so he could build a custom tube chassis strong enough to handle four-digit power. The power plant will consist of a built 2JZ-GTE inline-six and large turbocharger … Read more

Rudezon Update

Rudezon Volvo Amazon with two stroke Evinrude 300XP V8

It’s been a year since we last wrote about one of our favorite projects called Rudezon. Since our previous article the team has been busy with the finishing touches on their Volvo Amazon 122 powered by an Evinrude 300XP two-stroke V8. Recently the team took the unique project to Tiveden 2 Stroke Festival hosted by … Read more

1953 Volvo PV444 with a 2JZ Update

1953 Volvo PV444 with a 3.4 L 2JZ

When we last wrote about Stig Arne Solheim’s 1953 Volvo PV it had just made its debut. Since then Stig has taken the car to the dyno where the built 3.4 L 2JZ inline-six and Precision PT6466 turbocharger made 830 horsepower and 1060 Nm (781.71 lb-ft) of torque to the hubs. After that he took … Read more