Apologies for the terrible resolution. For some reason this is the only photo I can find of my 245 before I parked it for the winter and started taking it apart.
Above is my 91 245 DL with 330000 km's on it. Its got a factory m47, power windows and locks and heated seats. I convinced my dad to sell me this car from his 240 collection after it had been sitting unused for a number of years. He bought it off a friend of his years ago who had used it for a cross Canada road trip, then parked it in a field and forgot about it.
Despite the high mileage on the chassis and the fact it had been sitting for many years the car is extremely clean inside and out. There's virtually 0 surface rust on and under the car and the interior is in great shape. The only blemishes are on the driver side doors where the lower door time is missing along with a dent. Oh and the clear coat on the hood / roof is fading in classic Volvo fashion.
My goal is to build a fast daily driver that may see some very occasional track days. I'll post the build list shortly, but first besides maintenance here's what I did to the car over the summer:
- 25/23mm IPD sway bars front and rear with hard black poly bushings. I scooped the set off eBay for cheap. The sway bars came with what looks like a custom, or maybe early BNE, adjustable sway bar endlink set
- 15'' BBS/ Lincoln town car wheels with 1'' adapter spacers
Also bronze shifter bushings from STS machinging.These 3 upgrades were a night and day improvement for the car as I'm sure many of you know.