This rare 1975 Volvo Tgb 111 started life in the Swedish military but was later converted into an extraodinarily capable off-road camper with the addition of a Maggiolina rooftop tent, custom cabinets, and a heat exchanger for hot water. Only about 8000 of these trucks were produced worldwide, and none of them were officially exported to the U.S. or produced as campers, as far as I know, making this quite an uncommon find.
This ultimate overlander is being offered for $40,000 in Santa Cruz, CA. The seller estimates that it’s covered about 80,000 miles. Click here to email him directly.
You may be familiar with the Volvo C303, the Tgb 111’s civilian cousin. Both trucks are known for their portal axles, which provide fantastic ground clearance by gearing the axle shafts into the top of the wheels rather than their centers. Vacuum-locking front, rear, and center differentials are key features, as are the custom front and rear bumpers (each with its own winch!), twin spare tires, jerry can storage, two-piece removable doors, and the 24V electrical system.
The truck is powered by the B30 engine, a 3-liter, inline, six-cylinder producing 125 hp and 165 lb⋅ft of torque. The engine is mated to a 4-speed ZF transmission and a 2-speed transfer case. A digital VDO speedometer conversion has been preformed so that the truck reports mph instead of kph. For communication needs, both HAM and CB are included.
All photos: Nik Schulz