Volvo 343 - 1982
Copyright  Ola Carlsson
My first own car. Bought the beauty from a friend of my dad. Did its job well and offered cheap transportation, easy to fix and lots of spares by the dismantlers. The poor baby was almost never washed and the picture shows it in a rather clean state. Minor flaws as rust and exhaustsystem breakdown was fixed during the time but when the clutch broke for the second time I didn't fancy fixing it again and we towed it to the axeman.
 
 
 
Volvo 144 - 1968
Copyright  Ola Carlsson
My first veteran was bought 1999. There are some cars I'd like to have owned and one of them was a Volvo 140. A friend of mine knew this sample, poor looking and converted from automatic to manual. Original B18 engine and a leaking cowlingsystem, constantly keeping bottles of water to fill every 100km... Good thing it's running taxfree in the swedish system as older than 30 years. This became my first "summercar" and I kept it until I found my next Volvo veteran. During the summer 2001 I sold it back to where it came from.
 
 
 
VW Passat - 1985
Copyright  Ola Carlsson
After kissing my beloved 343 goodbye I had to find a substitute for my "wintercar". Once again my friend with the 144 came handy. I found myself owner of my first Volkswagen. This was a rather boring car but also did the job well. After some contact with another car the front was rebuilt. Later I had to scrap it after a taxi made an unplanned move infront of me. By the time I was pretty tired of manual gearbox and promised myself the next car I bought should have an automatic one.
 
 
 
Volvo Amazon - 1965
Copyright  Ola Carlsson
During the autumn 2000, before I knew what to do with the 144 (at the moment parked at my summerhouse), I bought this Amazon. During the years it has gone through a number of "upgrades". First thing when the clutch broke on this one was to change the original B18 to a B20. Flywheel was lightened for better acceleration. I also found new lightglasses for the rear end, original all red ones and rebuilt them to some kind of American style with double twinthreaded bulbs. Rear rims were widened to 6" and some 740profiles on them filled out quite well... The B20 broke down due to previous owner not tightening some crankshaft bolts. Good thing I had another B20 with K-cam. Together with a Weber 36 carburettor I soon had approx 120hp under the hood. Have been collecting parts all the time and for the moment I need time to weld the floor. Until then she's parked.
 
 
 
VW Golf - 1986
Copyright  Ola Carlsson
After my Passat died I desperatly needed wheels to bring me to work. A friend of mine had this Golf which was parked since a year. With oilwarnings and waterwarnings coming on all the time and engine running like a bag of potatoes (!) I brought it to life again. After adding some new fuel and disconnecting the warnings everything worked out very well. During my last years with this one it was sometimes very hard to get it going and it didn't like my girlfriend at all... Preparing for arrival of our son, I got rid of it and started looking for something bigger.
 
 
 
Audi 100 2.6 - 1993
Copyright  Ola Carlsson
Found this 2.6 automatic after some research. Newest car I ever owned so far. A step in time - 7 years - from the predecessor. V6 and automatic transmission. This is comfort!!! But younger car means more problems when you run into problems... I miss the basic engines and no databox in the Amazon!
 
 
 
Audi A6 3.0 Quattro - 2002
Copyright  Ola Carlsson
Driving the Audi 100 for 2 years and I were totally in love with this member of the Audi family. I thought it was time however to try something even newer. This time jumping 9 years ahead in time! An A6 Quattro 3.0 with Tiptronic, full leather and navigation for a reasonable price were chosen and I hope to stay with this one for a long time.
 
 
 
BMW 525 TDSt - 1992
Copyright  Ola Carlsson
The needs for a second car became more urgent when I started working weekends again. Found an old E34 diesel with the M51 engine and very smooth running. Quite comfortable and the automatic transmission is really pleasant! Now gone again as needs for a second car also gone.
 
 
 
Audi A6 2.7 TDi Quattro - 2007
Copyright  Ola Carlsson
After staying with the old A6 for more than 5 years now, decision were taken to look for a younger one with diesel engine. After looking at the 3.0 TDi for quite a while, finally found this 2.7 with Tiptronic, full leather and of course Quattro! Comfort raised to new levels... And the diesels sure have torque enough, I can asure you!