Finally after years of searching I now am the proud owner of this green Volvo 1800S from 1967, my dream car! The car was in medium shape, just some minor beginning rust, the paint is bad at some locations and some other parts and pieces of the car wich are in a somewhat neglected condition. I drove the car for a while and now I have started the restoration. I will try to update this blog with the progress of the restoration of this car!
I started with this blog a few months after I started with the actual restoration, so the first blogs are all made in april. I actually started in the end of 2013. Also, the sequence of blogs is not always correct, i.e., door removed and in the next blog they are fitted again, no I am not that stupid ;). And, as a second disclaimer, as I am from the Netherlands it’s possible that my english grammar will not always be correct as it should be.
Back to business,the car:
My father checking out the car, he has worked on these cars years ago so he knows a thing or two about these cars.
He also found that the oil filter was placed on a strange spot. It was fitted next to the battery with some extension hoses (I guess this is done, so oil filter changes are easily done). I also found on an old inspection report of the car that there where some interesting accesoires installed at the time, such as: a Halda twinmaster, speedpilot, 4 high-beam Cibié headlights, black race seats, steeringlock, fire extinguisher, minilites 14″ rims. Engine, 4 cilinder 2 liter around 140pk, completely overhauled and tuned.
So it seems I bought an ex rally car, cool :D.