Volvo Duett


Went out sketching around the neighborhood today, and decided to capture this beauty up close again (have drawn it a couple of times before). A 60´s (I´d guess) Volvo Duett.

The owner of this car must be a pragmatic person. The left rear mirror broke, so he/she found another one in black to replace it. And everyone knows it´s dangerous to ride in a car without headrests, so this car has new (well… -ish) seats with headreasts. Plus, of course, in a Nordic climate you want an engine heater – hence the electrical cord sticking out the front. I love this attitude. This car is meant to be used, with no worries about looks or original parts or a fancy surface. And it still outshines any other parked car in the same street.

Up close, you can see that this used to be a fire department vehicle in Lycksele, a little Northern town about 790 km from Stockholm. I wonder what brought it here.

19 x 20 cm, UniPin waterproof fineliner and watercolours in Stillman & Birn Alpha series sketchbook.

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