We were cruisin’ the Web the other day, and low and behold, if we didn’t find this Volvo military four-wheel-drive Recon car. Looks good to us, but the price strikes us as a bit high for a vehicle that will surely continue costing you a bundle in spare parts. Okay, it’s a classic and it would be fun to take to car shows, the beach, the movies, but can you see picking up a date in this?
It’s a 1963 Volvo L3304 that was built with the familiar four-cylinder B18 engine. That engine was found in Volvo car models such as the PV 544, Amazon (122S) and the 144 series throughout the 1960’s. Its rugged cast iron block, five-main bearing crankshafts proved indestructible and would run forever. This “Fast Attack” anti-tank Light Reconnaissance vehicle served many functions including some applications requiring the mounting of a Bofors 90mm anti-tank cannon.
The cannon was capable of delivering an eight-pound projectile to a target more than 800 yards away. This rare Swedish military vehicle is equipped with part-time four-wheel-drive, and low and high gearing. This early Volvo can bring any man’s military fantasy to life, while having the reliability of oldschool Volvo engineering.
So yeah, you get to play Swedish Army man, and that might be pretty cool. But that kind of fun could wear off quickly. So the question remains, for almost $10,000, is it a Screamin’ Deal or is the seller Dreamin’?
Tell us what you think in the Comments section below, and what 4×4 you would buy if you were to have $10,000 to spend on one today!