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.