Updates

Sold the 1978 Volvo 242 a few months ago…  Sad, but time to move on to more modern cars I guess.  The new owner seems very happy with the car.

Last Septemberish I bought a 1991 Volvo 244 as a spare vehicle. I really wasn’t planning on keeping it, so I never posted it here, but I managed to get around to posting a page about it.

There were a lot of IPD parts on the 1991 that are now on my 1993 Volvo 245, including 25mm anti-sway bars, upper and lower GT braces, upper Cherry Turbo strut brace, Virgo wheels with Bridgestone Potenzas, a set of Yakima racks, and a set of snow tires on Sirius wheels (pictures on the 1991 below, now in my garage awaiting next winter).  The 1991 got the front sway bar from the 1993 and the stock wheels with Michelin Hydro Edge tires.  The snow tires saved me several times this winter during some ice storms, like the one pictured below.

  • Approx 160k miles
  • CD player
  • Turbo front sway bar
  • KYB shocks and struts
  • Magnaflow exhaust
  • New brake pads and rotors

A few Volvos from Stockholm and Amsterdam

Snapped these on one of my European journeys.  Most 240s in Stockholm are in TERRIBLE condition because of the salt on the roads and in the air.  They are beat up rust buckets.  So few of them were photo-worthy.  But this one was really nice!

I spied this 240 in Amsterdam parked along the canal.  There were far more nice older Volvos in Amsterdam due to the mild winters and emphasis on bicycle transportation (so fewer miles driven per year).

The only Amazon I saw, in very good condition parked on an Amsterdam street: