KdL Automotive Volvo onderhoud voor youngtimers en klassiekers Middelbeers Brabant

About Volvotips

Volvotips has been a member since May 29th 2011, and has created 43 posts from scratch.

Volvotips's Bio

Volvotips's Websites

This Author's Website is

Volvotips's Recent Articles

Volvotips, the ultimate site for classic Volvo cars!

Welcome @ Volvotips.com! The most complete website for the Volvo PV until the legendary Volvo 850. You can find all info about all classic Volvo cars and youngtimers on this website, including service manuals, parts catalogs and the complete detailed history about the development of your favorite Volvo. Every day new content will be published.

Did you know you can follow us at Twitter? Volvotips can also be found on Facebook and Youtube.

At this website you will find all info about:
– Volvo PV 444, 544 and Duett
– Volvo Amazon
– Volvo 140 and 164-series
– Volvo 1800-series
– Volvo 240- and 260-series
– Volvo 740, 760 and 780
– Volvo 940 and 960
– Volvo 850

Stay tuned for many, many updates!

Volvo PV 544 Sport B18 Rally and Volvo P210 Duett Commercial Break Van

Update July 15 2011: at the moment we’re working very hard on the History-pages of the various types. A new domain will be introduced next week or the week after: www.volvotips.com instead of the Dutch extension (Volvotips.nl will be a redirect for the .com-version).

Update July 30 2011: www.volvotips.com is the new URL for Volvotips! The Dutch .nl-extension is now active as a redirect for Volvotips.com.

Update August 1 2011: many people ask me where the photo (with the Duett and PV) above is taken. It is taken at a World War II-museum in Son (The Netherlands). That weekend a veteran car show was held at the museum and the PV and Duett were standing at the entrance. Also big news: we’re working very hard to publish the upholstery pages of the Amazon (including samples of the interior colors). Also the search function has been improved. Stay tuned for more content, and follow us at Twitter to get in touch!


Volvo art on canvas

A hobby I had in the past was drawing and painting. Mostly Formula One cars, but also various cars like Volvos, Rovers, Opels and sports cars. But I didn’t make any painting the last couple of years (due lack of time and lack of space) and because we’ve moved to a much bigger house last year it’s time to pick up this old hobby again. Fortunately my paint skills weren’t gone so I made a couple of paintings on canvas with some nice Volvo cars. In most cases I use acryl paint, but also the original Volvo car paint in a spray can is also used on some paintings. The paintings are a bit figurative because I think the design of the Volvo cars are much stronger in its full glory than spending too much attention on details and shadows. Especially since I create in most cases a special paintwork on the car itself. Besides: it’s in my opinion much more fun painting cars in this way than copying a photo of a car, because it would be better to take a picture and put the image on your wall. A painting has mucht more creativity and imagination than a photo in my opinion, and a lot of more posibilities in colors and backgrounds.

Volvo artwork for sale

It’s possible to buy a painting (made by me) with a Volvo on it! All paintings are painted on canvas with acryl paint and in some cases with (metallic) car paint (original Volvo colors). All paintings cost $ 150.– (120 Euro) and have a size of  19.7 x  15.7 inch (50 x 40 cm).

volvo 240 244 sedan painting art artwork 260 264 200 series saloon artist volvo amazon painting art artwork 120 121 131 drawing sketch volvo p1800 1800 1800s 1800e painting art artwork drawing sketch yellow blue green

Custom Volvo painting

If you want I can make a Volvo painting especially for you, for example the Volvo car you’ve owned in the past or a car with special colors on it. A custom painting will have the same price as the other paintings.

Other sizes are also possible, but keep in mind the shipping costs can be a lot higher if the painting is pretty large!

How to order a Volvo painting on canvas

To see all available paintings, how to order and read more about shipping costs check out the Volvo Art-page here. Feel free to mail me at info@volvotips.com for more questions!


The Volvo 1800ES is back: the Volvo Concept Estate is launched!

Today Volvo announced their new concept car, the Volvo Concept Estate. Where the Volvo Concept Coupé was a remake of the legendary Volvo P1800, Volvo’s newest concept car is a remake of the Volvo 1800ES, a shooting brake version of the Volvo 1800-series, although Volvo never marketed the 1800ES as a shooting brake. The newest prototype is launched to show the new design direction of Volvo, which will be introduced on production versions like the new XC90. In fact: the new XC90 will have Volvo’s newest design philosophy and I think (based on the glass window of the Concept XC Coupe and the Concept Estate) the XC90 will have a rear that’s inspired on the Concept Estate. Just like the Concept Coupe and Concept XC Coupe the Concept Estate will be build on the SPA platform.

Volvo Concept Estate side view profile 1800 ES P1800ES P1800 1800ES remake prototype

Just like the Volvo Concept Coupé the 1800 ES remake has several design details that directly refers to the P1800ES, like the glass rear window and boot,  higher door lines at the rear of the door, the side windows and some details (like the chrome trims around the grille and headlamps) that also can be found on the Volvo 1800-series. And the interior and dashboard are actually a modern version of the beautiful P1800 interior and is almost the same as the interior and dash of the Volvo Concept Coupé.

Small detail: the badge on the rear of the car says Concept ES (instead of Concept Estate). Seems Volvo originally wanted to call the car Volvo Concept ES but for some reasons the name Estate is used.

Images of the new Volvo Concept Estate (click on it and it will open as a larger version in a new window/tab):

Volvo Concept Estate rear view boot lid glass window 1800ES P1800ES P1800 ES remake prototype Volvo Concept Estate interior dash dashboard touchscreen tablet touch panel 1800ES remake

Volvo Concept Estate prototype front grill view 1800ES remake retro car Volvo Concept Estate interior rear seats folded down luggage compartment boot lid 1800ES remake P1800

Volvo Concept Estate 1800ES SPA platform retro prototype rear glass window Volvo Concept Estate side view shooting brake break wagon 1800ES

Volvo Concept Estate sunroof interior moonroof glass roof window 1800ES prototype remake Volvo Concept Estate 1800ES P1800ES P1800 ES remake prototype

The Volvo Concept Estate will be launched at the Geneva Motorshow 2014, starting on March 6 2014.

Leaked photos of the new Volvo Concept XC Coupe

Thanks to the website Jalopnik.com and Autoblog.com the leaked images of Volvo’s new concept car are now already available. The launch of the Volvo Concept XC Coupe is planned on January 13 this year, but somehow the pictures are already online. Oops!

volvo concept xc coupe leaked image
The newest Volvo concept car: the Volvo Concept XC Coupe, it looks like a C30 offroad-version


Read More…

Merry Christmas!

Volvotips wishes you and your family a merry Christmas! Enjoy your holiday and enjoy your Volvo while driving safely to your family or friends!

volvo amazon 240 turbo christmas card greetings snow


How to remove a radio in your Volvo S60, V70, S80 or XC90

When you want to remove or replace the radio, or you want to install a MP3 or smartphone module in your Volvo S60, V70, XC70, XC90 or S80 there are some steps that you need to take, otherwise you’ll end up in fault codes and errors. This tutorial is almost the same as the tutorials for the Yatour and GROM USB / mp3-module. This how-to guide will tell you more detailed info how to remove the radio or navigation unit in your Volvo in case you don’t have the HU-1205 radio or a single DIN-radio in your car.

volvo s80 dash dashboard how to remove radio s60 xc70 v70 xc90 tutorial guide instructions

Continue reading the how-to guide