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When the winter driving is frightful, Canadians go drifting

Posted Feb 8th 2013 3:45PM


We, Canadians, have a reputation for optimism. Our cup is half full, of snow. Car enthusiast Graeme Jenvey decided to make best of a recent snowfall in his area by drifting the day away with a like-minded companion. His weapon of choice? A Volvo 740 Turbo wagon..

This is not your average 740 Turbo, however, having been heavily worked upon with performance bits. The result is a snow-flinging, tail-happy, highly practical Volvo Estate.

For those less versed in the world of Swedish automobiles, there was a time when all Volvos arrived with rear-wheel drive. This particular specimen, a 1989 740 Turbo wagon came equipped with a 5-speed manual (actually a 4-speed manual with electric push button 5th gear) and it puts all of its turbo power to the ground through its rear wheels, as God intended.

Jenvey of DarkCar Video shot this clip in the great white north of Muskoka, Ontario. The hot shoe behind the wheel is Parry Sound-born and raised car nut, Ben Kuhn. Sure, this Volvo shows some rust and has turned in over 500,000 km, but Kuhn assures us this Estate is not to be underestimated, sporting a large turbo spooling up plenty of boost.

Hit the jump to watch the Volvo Estate in prolonged, glorious wintertime drifts.

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