I'm new to Volvo's and build threads so I'm kinda winging both. :)
About me/story of how I got my 240(If anyone cares): Well I'm a 16 year old apprentice tech at a Volvo dealership, at first I must say I wasn't too keen on volvos(thought only old people drive them) when I was offered the apprenticeship but I thought might aswell try! Now 6 months later I love them! Especially the older ones, the 240 look just grew on me, we had one at work and I was just so interested in it.
I watched Bamse's turbo underpants and that's what got my over the line since watching that, I loved how these little swedish motors have so much potential and options. at the 3 months mark of my apprenticeship I was ready to get a car, my foreman used to work for Berry Motor Group so he had the contacts and knowledge to start my off. I looked at a few 240's, a red sedan and a white wagon but none of them appealed to me. Then one day I got a call from a worker at Berry Motor Group who had a 1989 blue 245 and that it was a friends of his who he was working on fixing as it had electrical problems and engine leaks, he had already fixed everything and the car was running great. We then organised for him to bring the car to my house and well from there I loved it as soon as I saw it I had the biggest grin hahaha. Now it's a project for me to do and maintain myself.
The car has 386,000km's, faded paint on the roof and it can't be polished out the paint is too thin, but it also looks like the car has been resprayed and a few other little things. My goal with this car is to build it aesthetically for the next year and half, make it look sorta sleeperish but also a bit drifty and once I'm on my P's build a turbo engine and drop it in on my full license but plans can change so I'll just go with the flow!
The day I got it.
Day after I got it, I installed a new stereo system.
A few fuses blew so I bought a lot of replacements because I never want to be out of them hahaha.
Took it to work and polished it.
Got a polestar badge and new tail lights, old ones were cracked.
Steering wheel and badge arrived!
Steering wheel in!
More photos to come later as I just took the ones off my computer, also I post more regularly on instagram so follow me if you'd like - elijahlaz