Tommy's '79 Beige 244
Thought I would put together a thread for my second Volvo, mainly to keep tabs on everything ive done so far... My partner stumbled across this one on facebook marketplace. An old 1979 Volvo 244 GL, sitting in someones drive, wasting away. A couple of average photos and no service history. It was a short walk from our house, so why not. They told me it wouldn't start and they had it listed for a while so I threw them a stupidly low offer and they accepted! Happy days..
A quick clean of the fuses and it started up pretty quickly. Apparently for the first time in years. The K-jet was all gunked up though, and the throttle was all over the place. Towed it home and the rest is history.. Turns out I struck gold and the car is what some might call a barn find. One owner took very good care of it, 190,000 on the odo (Still working), perfectly straight, very clean interior, mechanically good, everything electrical works.
Aside from the fuel system needing a good refresh, and a bit of rust around the rear windscreen that didn't look TOO bad (was i wrong! 😅), wasn't a big job to get this back on the road.