Sven Andersson and Bengt Peterson built a series of racing cars, the name Swebe comes from the first two letters of each of their names, Sven and Bengt, but that the spelling with W instead of V is because they ran out of letter V among the heap of chromed metal letters they had to hand! As a result, the cars may be referred to as both Svebe and Swebe.
The first car, for 1947, was based on the remains of a DKW and rather a failure due to limited power, excessive weight and front wheel drive. For 1948, they built a pair of cars based based on the Håkansson brothers' Effyh, though with out their combined spring & wishbone arrangement. These were also mid engined, much lighter and used JAP engines and so were a much more competitive proposition with the pair dominating the Swedish races that year:
The pair continued for 1949 with two new lighter chassis cars but don't have things all their own way now, as Coopers and production Effyhs started to appear. Bengt quit the cockpit during 1951 but he continues to mechanic for Sven. Eventually, Sven gave up on the Swebe and moved to a Cooper. Later, the pair also built a Formula Junior Swebe using a Renault Dauphin engineAt the end of the 50s Bengt Peterson built a couple of go-karts for his son Ronnie......