US classic cars big in Sweden
Swedish people who love classic cars are not just preserving their domestically sourced vehicles. Instead there are large numbers of enthusiasts who are investing in the maintenance and restoration of American vehicles from throughout the 20th century.
Part of the reason behind the sudden boom in the hype surrounding classic cars from the US is the fact that Sweden's economy is relatively stable, and a weaker dollar is allowing fans to get better deals on imports.
The Power Big Meet is Europe's largest classic car show dedicated to American vehicles and organiser, Kjell Gustafson, explained that this year the event had been the biggest ever held.
A staggering 20,000 cars made their way to the event, up by 3,000 attendees on last year's show. Mustangs, Fords, Chevrolets and many other major American vehicles that were built in the 1950s-70s can be seen on the roads of Sweden, and importers are doing a roaring trade.
On average, the price of classic cars for sale has fallen by around 15 per cent, which means it is much cheaper for fans to splash out and get an American classic in which to tour the winding roads of Sweden.