Swedecar is the younger of the South Bay’s
collection of Saab/Volvo specialty shops,
but nevertheless, the owner and mechanic
Anders Johannesson has had a life long
experience working with Saabs and Volvos
in his native Sweden, spanning more than
interest in motors started at age 7, when
his late aunt gave him his first moped,
which he later tried to repair using an
axe, the repair of which has passed Statute
of Limitations by now.
up, he repaired bigger and heavier things,
covering go-carts, motorcycles and tractors,
and at about 17 years of age, it was time
to tackle cars.
all boys in his part of Sweden were involved
in the sport Rally (car racing on closed
off surface streets), it was just a matter
of time before he entered the arena, not
as a driver but mechanic for his friends
driving Saabs and Volvos.
started with 2-stroke Saab 96 Monte Carlo
and a Volvo 122 Amazon, and passed through
Saab 96 V4s and Volvo 140s and up.
1981 and 82 Anders lived in Cyprus, Mediterranean
working for United Nations as a driver/mechanic
repairing Military Volvos, Land Rovers
and Bedford trucks.
That earned him and all his fellow UN
soldiers the Alfred Nobel Peace Prize
when it was awarded to the UN Peace Keeping
Forces in 1988.
years of repairing cars as a hobby, he
went into the professional market in 1988
and worked on the Volvos owned by a taxicab
company. Three years later, the pull of
the American dream became too strong so
he moved to Los Angeles and started to
work for Swedish Service in Santa Monica,
specializing in Saabs and Volvos.
last eight years he has been honing his
skills on Saabs and Volvos at the Swedish
Car Clinic in the South Bay.
he is ready to welcome you at his own
shop and hopes that he can provide you
with the excellence and honesty you and
your car deserve.
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