Tuesday, June 23, 2015

10k: Terrängbil: 1975 Volvo TGB11 aka C303

The C303 was the successor to the older C202 Laplander and had a distinguished military career of keeping moose safe in Scandinavia.  It makes the list of top ten unlikely motorsports icons; the C303 was victorious in the light truck class at the 1983 Paris Dakar Rally, but today's version is ready for some weekend camping.  Find this 1975 Volvo TGB11 offered for $9,200 in SF Bay Area, CA via craigslist.


Powering the TGB11 is a Volvo B30 OHV 3.0 liter inline six, which pushes about 125 horsepower and 165 ft-lbs of torque into a industrial strength 4X4 setup.  This TGB11 is a hardtop version that was imported a few years ago from Sweden.


On the inside, you've got two seats up front with another four in the back, and plenty of room for any supplies you might need for a weekend in the Sierra Nevadas.


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12 comments:

  1. No. In fact, I don't see another 40 year old truck with some rust that looks as cool, thank you very much.

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    1. I can't seem to find anything better either. Volvo reliability in a go everywhere square box? Plus, you can call it a Laplander and no one can say you are wrong.

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    2. I can't seem to find anything better either. Volvo reliability in a go everywhere square box? Plus, you can call it a Laplander and no one can say you are wrong.

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  2. I am both happy and sad that I am too far away to reasonably run out the door and throw money at someone to bring this home. Have admired C303s for years.

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  3. ~ Someone pulled the trigger. Hoe that it is a reader.
    'This posting has been deleted by its author.'

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    1. "Hoes got to eat too!"...and drive, apparently.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msbo6TiwA5A

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    2. What would life be without hoes? Much less agricultural, I dare say.

      [img]http://i.imgur.com/5UjeL2J.jpg?1[/img]
      A woman and her hoe.

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    3. And hoe bags, because you need somewhere to keep your hoes.

      [img]http://static.tumblr.com/86rfbbt/8wqm7ix9m/hoe_bag_sticker-p217775779113363689envb3_400.jpg[/img]

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    4. [img]http://i.imgur.com/eVnQ4EL.jpg[/img]

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    5. And it ain't Christmas...

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