Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Believe it or not, this beautiful Volvo 945 used to be a 2 seater work vanwagon! Up until Heming from Norway got his hands on it of course. I must say, Heming has done extremely well for his first car, inside and out from bumper to bumper.

Under the hood is the euro spec B230FK turbo red block engine, attached to a M90 5-speed manual gearbox. Its running a 3" turboback exhaust system, BSR 0.8 bar boost actuator, Viking Ecomax fuel chip, and a BSR Optiflow air filter kit. I imagine with such an efficient set up, it runs like a dream with the Eaton G80 locker from factory, and the Sachs Racing pressure plate and Organic clutch.

After removing all the utility van equiptment, Heming installed a very stylish up-to-par interior and registered the car as a 5-seater.

Modernizing the inside of this car, seats from a 1997 Volvo 945 Classic were put in. It has been decked out with V90 accessories such as dome light, visors, and headliner. '98 945 door panels were equipped along with the mahogany wood trim all around. Completing the look with a Volvo original "Bison" leather steering wheel and 960 center armrest. The windows and mirrors have also been converted to power which was a nice and needed touch.

2-tone leather and cloth seats

Lighted mirror visors and 3-way dome light

V70N chrome plated step guard

The car was resprayed its original color, Regent red pearl autumn. A Volvo original accessory sport front lip has been added along with a V70N rear spoiler. The door handels and rear wiper are from the S/V90 series Volvo, a cleaner look that is also color matched.

This wagon is riding on a very nice suspension set up. Adjustable strut mounts by Kaplhenke set at -2.16 degree camber. Myranez/Gaz adjustable coil-overs all around, the front with Bilstien Sprint inserts, and the rear with a bound/rebound adjustable option. Also a panhard rod by IPDusa has been installed.

Rolling on 3-piece Image Cast BPS wheels from ImageWheels out of the UK really tie this car all together. A great wheel choice, 18x8 front and 18x8.5 rear wrapped in Dunlop SP9000 sport 225/35 tires.

This Volvo is absolutely flawless and super clean! I was happy to hear back from Heming as I was eager to do a feature on his beautiful wagon that he has put some serious work into.