- CREDIT: Garaget.org

Here's a Volvo With a 38L Tank Engine

Since, you know, Volvos are tanks and all

2y ago


I'll admit that it's fun to mish mash things that should never go together. It's super duper fun to shove a giant thing into a smaller thing and create some Frankenstein's monster new thing. It's awesome. I'm clearly not the only one that feels this way since one Victor Jonsson went ahead and took this mentality to the utter max.

Exhibit A: his 1960 Volvo PV544, which has been stuffed with a Russian T-55 tank engine, a 38.8L V12. The finished product is a bit reminiscent of Jeremy Clarkson's limo from Top Gear. This Volvo sits on a custom frame in order to fit th emassive engine, making this thing almost 20 feel long.


Obviously Jonsson couldn't just make a long frame, pop the engine in there and call it a day, so there is a ton of custom work involved. For starters, there is a special set of gears and a heavy duty rear end from GM and a completely upgraded drivetrain (the stock Volvo drivetrain probably wasn't going to cut it.

This is still a work in progress, but if you want to check out the full details, you can click the source link below. You'll get to see a ton of photos and all Jonsson's documentation on the build.





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Comments (5)

  • Seems my project has gone a bit viral, love it! :)

      2 years ago
  • where is the volvo, all i see is a big ass engine?!

      2 years ago
  • Please spell correct your articles

      2 years ago
  • Very cool incarnation! Please keep us posted on it's progress. I'd love to see it mobile!

      2 years ago