Monday, November 5, 2018

Dolph's Ride: 1963 Volvo Laplander L3313

I was watching this sweet Volvo Excavators advertisement on the youtubes when I pointed out to a friend that Dolph is driving a sweet old Ford pickup and my pal brazenly stated it was because there was nothing old school cool from Volvo that Dolph could drive...which was a complete load of steaming moose pucky because I could pick 50 different old school Swedish rides for the Lundgrenader.  Here is a 1963 Volvo Laplander L3313 offered for $6000 in Albuquerque, NM via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

From the seller:
1963 Volvo laplander 
condition: good 
cylinders: 4 cylinders 
drive: 4wd 
fuel: gas 
paint color: green 
size: full-size 
title status: clean 
transmission: manual 
type: offroad 
Will consider trade for Jeep

Volvo L3314 Laplander (Valp) Swedish Military Vehicle. Runs nice. Rebuilt carburetor. Stripped to bare metal, primed and repainted. Factory 1.8L 4 cylinder engine. 4 speed trany. 2 speed transfer case. Factory Salisbury/Dana 44 front and rear axels. Factory rear locker. Warn locking front hubs. 8,000lb winch. Newer Tires. Rino lined steering wheel, bumpers and engine cover. I have all upper parts to the doors and the back tarp. Passenger side windshield wiper not working. Go anywhere under 45 mph. Mileage unknown but odometer reads about 22,000. Title is clear and ready to be signed over. If you would like more photos showing closeups or anything not already photographed let me know.

How manly do you have to be to drive a car with a rino lined steering wheel?


  1. Well this is a whole other can of herring.
    "Go anywhere under 45 mph." When I move back to NYC, this will do nicely!
    Here where the traffic is about double that, not so much.

  2. Wait a moment. This is a Swedish military vehicle from 1963 with the steering wheel on the right, but Sweden was a drive on the right ( with wheel on the left ) country until
    "Högertrafikomläggningen" ("The right-hand traffic diversion"), 3 September 1967, in which the traffic in Sweden switched from driving on the left-hand side of the road to the right.

    So Sweden was planning on maybe invading Denmark or Finland ?

    1. Oh Laplander, of course it's for invading Finland AKA Lapland.


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