This is Cars You Didn't Know About, the feature where I show you some rare and unusual cars that never quite made it into the limelight. In today's edition, we'll be discussing the Indigo 3000, the only car ever produced by a small Swedish firm known as Jösse Cars.

When I said patchwork, I really meant it. Jösse Cars raided the parts bins of their fellow Swedish car makes to create this. Power (a measly 204hp and 200ft-lbs) was provided by a 3-liter, all aluminum, Volvo straight six, and applied to the ground through a gearbox and multi-link rear suspension taken from a Volvo 960. The fuel tank came from a Saab 900, seats were taken out of a Volvo S40, and the steering column came from a Volvo 850. Just about the only thing that is bespoke to the car is the front suspension, a transverse leaf spring "walking beam" design.

The construction of the car was composite body panels over a steel space-frame, with the engine mounted behind the front axle. I actually quite like the styling, it's gives sort of a "TVR-meets-Weismann" vibe. Specs were pretty middle-of-the range, with a curb weight of just about 1000kg making up for the low power. It had a top speed of 155mph, and 0-60 came in 6.5 seconds.

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The Indigo was first sold in 1997, starting at 250,000 Kronor, or about $39k USD. One of the main selling points of the car was enormous customization, with a full color pallet offered for both interior materials and exterior paint and extensive options that could be tailored to each individual buyer.

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Unfortunately, only 42 working cars were produced before JC ran out of money, ceasing production and going bankrupt in 1999.