Wasabi Green Volvo Wagon Takes a Petrolicious Eurotrip

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: everyone has a Volvo 240 story. As true as that statement my be, though, it doesn’t mean that people aren’t still out there writing brand new stories with these classic cars– and that’s where the “wasabi” Volvo wagon you see here comes in.

The car was recently bought out of Milan, sight unseen, by Antwerp native Yannick Moonen. Sharp-eyed readers will, no doubt, realize that Milan is in Italy, and Antwerp is in Belgium. That’s several hundred miles- and a few countries!- away from Moonen’s home. But that didn’t slow him down. “No big deal, distance be damned,” he says. “I had to have it.”

Moonen gathered his best friend and girlfriend (two different people, apparently) and set off. “Our little expeditionary crew purchased a set of one-way plane tickets to Milan with the intent to drive my new 1976 Volvo 245L—the first generation of the wagon that would stay in production until the early 1990s—back to our home in Belgium. It was a 1,400km trip that would take us three days to complete. So, not the world’s longest or most arduous trek, but certainly one preceded by the anxiety of relying on a car that none of us had laid eyes on before,” he explains. Still, he wasn’t really worried. “It’s a Volvo 240 after all, and it takes a lot to keep those things off the road.”


Milan to Belgium by Volvo Wagon

You can read more about Yann’s awesome European adventure in his own words over at Petrolicious. There’s more detail, and a lot more great photography over there, so it’s definitely worth clicking the link to check it out. Once you’ve done that, I’d love to hear what you think of the wasabi Volvo in the comments section at the bottom of this page. Enjoy!


Source | More Photos: Petrolicious.

Volvo Jo

I've been in and around the car industry for over twenty years. Sometimes racing, sometimes selling, sometimes fixing- sometimes, even just washing!- but Cars and Trucks and Things That Go are what I'm all about.