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My Black Brick

Keeping a '92 Volvo 240 Wagon on the Road & Other Automotive & DIY Musings

Buy a Volvo Wagon for Your Wife

Pity the poor 70′s Stepford wives. Their husbands run off in cute little MGBs while they’re stuck lugging the kids and groceries in gigantic Detroit wagons. Where’s Fresh Direct when we need it?

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Drive Your Brick Off a Cliff

Ye olde Volvo commercial. That’s quite a slide.

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Volvo 242: Now with Wings

Via Mr Jono. Click image for full size.

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Good Luck Running from the Polis


At 85 HP I’m guessing it’d be pretty easy to outrun a single 144 platform police car. With 36 of them chasing you it’d be more like getting pulled down by a team of fruit flies. Good luck, unless you’re Elwood Blues.


What do they call donuts in Sweden? Because that gent on the left looks like he’s had his fair share. And is that Donald Rumsfeld in shotgun in the car on the right?

Image via Kuriosapaviljongen

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Riding at a 45° Angle Was Never This Much Fun

Sweet airbrush work on this ad from 1980. Don’t think I’ve ever seen a performance image from that era that included a driver wearing a seat belt. Click image for full ad.

Via productioncars.com.

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Leaning Towards Great Handling

I can’t imagine an ad for a car these days that would show this much body roll, especially when the text talks about great handling. Click image for full ad.

Via productioncars.com.

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Worst 240 Illustration

volvo-240-ill-That is one long, flat hood. And what is up with those tires? Chains? Or just bad reflections?

Click here for full ad.

Via Volvo Rider

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Give the gift of OEM

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Happy holidays! Bring in your brick for service? Illustration found on the cover of a catalogue for OEM parts at a Volvo dealer way back in the 70s.

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Blowing the Past Out Their Ass

With 17 second 1/4 mile times, I just don’t see the Turbo in this Volvo ad “blast(ing) a V8 right off the road”. I have ridden in a muscle car, and this, sir, is no muscle car. The tail-light trails are wicked cool though.

Via Volvo244.nl

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Cutaway Illustration of a 244

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Cool little painting from yesteryear.

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