Are You A Volvo Sugga Fan?

by Wes Kibble on February 20, 2011



We have featured a few Volvo Suggas for sale over the last few years, but have not looked investigated these interesting vehicles. While doing some research, we came across volvosugga.org. This site has tons of information on the Volvo TP21 Sugga, including lots of photos and manuals. While some restoration purists will be foaming at the mouth, I like the way the sites user is giving his Volvo Sugga a modern 7.3 diesel power plant. Obviously, he intends to drive the Volvo TP21 on a regular basis.

In the 1950’s, the Volvo TP21 fulfilled its original role as a rugged, off-road radio communications vehicle for the Swedish Armed Forces. Because of its snout-like front end and rounded rear end, the vehicle was nicknamed “Sugga”, meaning sow, or mother pig, in Swedish. (hear it pronounced: soo-ga ) Today, the Sugga is a favorite of military vehicle preservationists, 4×4 off-roaders, show-car enthusiasts, Volvo fanatics, and even auto-buffs who want a unique sport-utility vehicle for daily use. Volvosugga.org site provides information about Suggas, and in particular, my experiences buying a Sugga in Sweden, importing it to the US, restoring it and driving it.

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tony November 29, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Hi. I own a volvo c303 and love it big time! Do you know anything about getting it to do highway speeds? It only does 60m/h. Thank you.

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Bob Weskamp July 5, 2015 at 10:44 am

I have an automation business, and have been a gear head since I was about 12 years old. I currently drive a Jeep Rubicon, and my last project car was a Dodge WM300 Power Wagon. I’m looking for a Sugga to go with the Power Wagon, but to use as a daily driver in place of the Jeep. Want a clean Sugga that is complete, but no afraid to do the work it take to make it street worthy again.

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