The 262C was built to shake Volvo’s staid reputation.
When I heard about a junkyard with a few “old little French cars,” I quickly drove over to investigate.
This small, regional show tends to offer an eclectic selection of cars.
“There were plans to put a V8 in an Amazon,” says Volvo.
Odds are this 740 GL was burning oil, coolant, or both before it was parked.
Junkyards in rural areas are able to hang on to cars for decades on end, so they’re generally full of hidden surprises.
Old cars are a way of life in Sweden, especially in the more rural areas.