Junkyard Gem: 1990 Volvo 740 Station Wagon

A discarded example of the increasingly hard-to-find Volvo 740 wagon, spotted in a Denver self-service wrecking yard.

1990 was an interesting year for those shopping for rear-wheel-drive Volvo station wagons. Close to the end of that year, customers in Volvo showrooms could choose between three related but very different wagons: the original 240, the new 1991 940, and the in-between 740. Here's an example of the middle member of the overlapping Volvo wagon family, photographed recently in a Colorado self-service wrecking yard.The 700 Series Volvo used a lot of the drivetrain of the legendary 200 Series, whic...