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Bought a SD1 at last! Collection page 6!


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#31 OFFLINE   RichardK

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 11:47 AM

Volvos are awesome.
LHD is easy; it's more of a drag when you have something powerful and want to drive angry, a 144 is not and won't inspire that. Plus you can pull up, park and step out onto the pavement all cool-like.

 

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 11:53 AM

Mechanical parts are easy to find. Body panels vary. VOC Forum isn't worth the effort but the membership is to get cheaper insurance. 
 
Volvo clubs have been going a bit 'People's Front of Judea' for the past 18 months.


This.

It's good for the discount but if you do use the forum it's nowhere near as pleasant as this place! There's some right opinionated self righteous sods on there. Almost every thread you read on their version of the open forums your half expecting people to be having it out, most of the time over nothing.
I use the 700/900 model section occasionally and steer clear of the shit and arseholes.
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Posted 24 July 2017 - 04:14 PM

This.

It's good for the discount but if you do use the forum it's nowhere near as pleasant as this place! There's some right opinionated self righteous sods on there. Almost every thread you read on their version of the open forums your half expecting people to be having it out, most of the time over nothing.
I use the 700/900 model section occasionally and steer clear of the shit and arseholes.

 

 

I tried to steer clear of the shit and arseholes but ended up leaving instead. 


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What we need is more poo brown cars.


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 04:00 PM

Well me being me, I've decided I don't really want a LHD, especially as I'll never be able to sell the bugger on once i get predictably bored of it 6 months later so tomorrow I'm off to view something completely different based on a really shit photo seen on Facebook.


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 04:43 PM

Tomorrow I'm off to view something completely different based on a really shit photo seen on Facebook.


That's how it's done. Looking forward to the collection thread.

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 04:50 PM

I'm really hoping this is as nice as it sounds, looking for a new toy has been doing my head in, i see stuff i really like but it's either overpriced or so far away and I'm very fussy too, I was after that Pre Facelift Mk2 Granada 2.3L Estate posted on the Ebay thread but it's in North Wales, the seller won't drop the price because of "all the interest" and collecting it would add another £200-300 to the price.

 

So I'm off to see this instead based on this photo and a phone call!

 

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 10:58 PM

Looks nice! But they'll have to move that scrap out the way when you buy the 911....
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Posted 27 July 2017 - 10:59 PM

SD1 I'm guessing. 

 

 

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 12:39 AM

Rather than a 144 I'd try and find a 145, 142 or 164. All Volvos of that era are tough and reliable compared to mainstream shite. They do rust, especially earlier ones. They can be inexpensively modified to corner better, use less fuel and make more power. Injected versions are suprisingly quick though Bosch systems can be a pain to fix. Borg warner 3 speed auto invariably set up wrong by bodgers, looked after they are reliable and effective.
A very good choice if you want to build a repro rally car; a 142/144 was my plan until the Saab bit me..
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Posted 28 July 2017 - 01:01 AM

SD1 I'm guessing.


Oi, Cleon-Fonte!


Yep, it's a 1983 2600 SE Auto like Breadvans one was, 83000 miles, new mot and apparently in great condition, I'm a little apprehensive as I've heard lots of horror stories about the 6 cylinders regarding head gaskets and camshaft so I'm not going to jump into it without being careful. Realistically I don't really need it and if I get the Orion later in the year I might struggle with trying to tax two cars and storing them but I've wanted a SD1 for so many years that I feel that I need to scratch the itch.
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Posted 28 July 2017 - 01:20 AM

To be fair it's a solid investment, and a reasonably practical car too.

 

The Orion is an if after all...


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 01:31 AM

It's probably a good time to scratch the itch anyway, as the prices for decent ones are only going to go up.

Thinking about it, I don't think I have seen an SD1 for quite a few years. Even at the local car shows I have been to they seem to be non-existent.
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Posted 28 July 2017 - 05:11 AM

I like the 2600 but I can't help but thinking that's a load of money for one.

I've now pretty much given up on owning anything pre mid 90's as prices of even shit stuff has gone nuts.


I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 08:12 AM

What happened to the Ital/Marina van, is that still on the cards?



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Posted 28 July 2017 - 12:15 PM

It's still available but it's too rotten for me, it will need hours and hours of mig work before you even start on the mechanics and that's out of my skill level.

This is the inner wing which was the worse bit.

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 01:18 PM

It's still available but it's too rotten for me, it will need hours and hours of mig work before you even start on the mechanics and that's out of my skill level.

This is the inner wing which was the worse bit.

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Looked really clean from the outside as well.



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Posted 28 July 2017 - 01:26 PM

http://www.carandcla....uk/car/C896880

Did you see this SD1 in the tat thread? Has V8!
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Posted 28 July 2017 - 03:19 PM

oooh, that volvo is ace....love it, is there a link to the advert seeing as you have dules it out?  :)


My car cost less than your one loses every month..... Who's the knob?

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 04:09 PM



oooh, that volvo is ace....love it, is there a link to the advert seeing as you have dules it out? :)



It's on the East Coast Retros Facebook page.

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 04:12 PM

I think £2500 is a pretty good price for that and you should make it again when you sell it, even tidy 244s are selling for that much now. 

In your position, "would".



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Posted 28 July 2017 - 04:21 PM

^I'm still surprised now that I sold that 1991 240 saloon for £2k. 110k is good mileage but not particularly low, but lovely Volvo's will always be wanted.

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 04:24 PM

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Anyway, I've been to view the 2600,

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At first impressions I was a bit unsure, the edge of the arches are a bit rusty, the paints flat and it has a couple of scabs on the bottom of the doors, one back door in particular and the rear looked quite high.

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The garage owner who seems a decent enough chap came out showed me around It, it started well and ran nicely, the interior was very clean and tidy too other than small drop in the headlining above the drivers head but it really is small, the trim in the side on the C post was tatty and the radio is rubbish but that's all superficial on a old car.

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I was warming to it but not at the price it was up for, the power steering was a little noisey at first too but we think its from lack of use and he's changing it anyway. I then took it for a drive, wow! That sold me! What a smooth ride! No jerkiness from the transmission like my old 190E, a wonderful sounding 6 cylinder up front with plenty of poke! What a car!

Long and short of it I've got the price down to a more sensible (although still slightly more than I'd like) amount and I'm collecting it next Saturday after he's serviced It, changed the power steering fluid and fixed the central locking as we couldn't even open the boot. One thing I did forget was the cambelt, I'll have to get that sorted.

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The garage used to a be a BL dealer in the 80s (thanks to SL for the photo).

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And a bonus photos of a couple of other cars hes got in stock.

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 07:09 PM

Niiiiiiiiiiice

 

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 07:26 PM

Well bought, I have always liked SD1.

 

The ride height looks a bit high on the rear?


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 07:29 PM

I thought that but apparently that's normal for a SE, Someone recommended Vitesse springs to lower it which I might well do.
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Posted 28 July 2017 - 07:31 PM

Nice one trigger they're great cars. The cambelt is easy. So easy infact I managed to change the one on mine.


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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 07:33 PM

I was hoping for the MGA, SD1 will do though.



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Posted 28 July 2017 - 07:34 PM

why did you not buy the alvis ffs :D



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Posted 28 July 2017 - 07:38 PM

Luv the cossie mate, still a dream of mine


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 07:40 PM

It's the wheels more than the suspension making it look high.  If this were on steels and trims it wouldn't look like it was trying to float away bum first.  One of those weird optical illusions.


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