Can this builder find a way to meld a Volvo wagon with Lambo power?

Stuffing a large, powerful engine into a place it doesn’t belong is both intriguing and difficult. Ask me how I know… I see similar problems arising for YouTube poster PeterBjork, who is attempting to stuff a Lamborghini Gallardo V10 into a 1975 Volvo 245 wagon engine bay.

The engine is in. It’s sitting between the fenders of the Swedish longroof. But that’s where the good times stop, at least for right now. The builder needs to fabricate a ton of bits to starting bringing this Italian-hearted Moose Stallion to life.

Much like with our own Wombat Benz Hemi wagon, this Volvo doesn’t leave a lot of room for headers or steering components. The V10 from the Lamborghini is a wide affair and it eats up most of the space under the hood.

But Peter Bjork sounds like a talented resourceful fella. He knows what he needs to do to get this thing turning and burning tires. Hopefully the project advances from garage oddity to track-smoking longroof legend.

We’re going to stay tuned to this one for more updates. Hopefully it happens sooner rather than later.

Going on more than five years now with our own wagon project… yes I cry anytime I type the word “Wombat”.

By |2019-03-21T14:51:07+00:00March 21st, 2019|Cars You Should Know|31 Comments

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Jeff Glucker is the co-founder and Executive Editor of Hooniverse.com. He’s often seen getting passed as he hustles either a dark blue 1974 Mercedes-Benz 280 or 1991 Mitsubishi Montero up the 405 Freeway. IG: @HooniverseJeff