Spotted: 1975 Volvo C303


I just spotted this restored Volvo C303 on Bring a Trailer. The seller, who listed the truck on ebay, states that it came to the US in 2005 after being discharged from the Swedish military. These are highly capable trucks on par with German Unimogs and Austrian Pinzgauers. Hmm, northern Europeans sure have a thing for locking diffs, portal-axles, and go-anywhere, 4-wheel-drive military trucks. This one is very much in civilian guise, however. Think NGO instead of RPG.

The seller also states that the truck has rebuilt carburetors, a resealed engine and transmission, rebuilt seats, and a newly paneled and insulated interior, among other updates. The exterior, he writes, has been sanded and resprayed in Mercedes Astral Silver.

This very clean looking 303 is reported to have 50,000 miles. Bidding is currently pushing $11,000 without yet having met reserve. Alternatively, you could contact Elite Motorsports in Austin, Texas directly.

Bring a Trailer reports that, after the restoration and painting, the truck sold for $17,500 in 2009.

Update: Bidding reached $13,655 on ebay without meeting reserve. According to the Elite Motorsports site, however, the truck has been sold.

Read more for additional photos and a video of a similar Volvo in action.

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  1. Awesome! I would totally buy that if I hadn’t promised to sell 2 cars before bringing anything else home…..

  2. hi, if you still have your truck, can you send me pictures… I would like to see how the truck is inside

    • Hi Pamela, this isn’t my truck. I just blogged about it. Click the link in the post to Elite Motorsports and you see photos of the interior. I checked the link and the truck has been sold.