Volvo Community Forum. The Forums of the Volvo Owners Club

Forum Rules Volvo Owners Club About VOC Volvo Gallery Links Volvo History Volvo Press
Go Back   Volvo Owners Club Forum > "Technical Topics" > 200 Series General > 200 Series Sales
Register Members CarsBlogs Help Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

Information
  • VOC Members: There is no login facility using your VOC membership number or the details from page 3 of the club magazine. You need to register in the normal way
  • AOL Customers: Make sure you check the 'Remember me' check box otherwise the AOL system may log you out during the session. This is a known issue with AOL.
  • AOL, Yahoo and Plus.net users. Forum owners such as us are finding that AOL, Yahoo and Plus.net are blocking a lot of email generated from forums. This may mean your registration activation and other emails will not get to you, or they may appear in your spam mailbox

Thread Informations

Volvo 245 DL Station Wagon - Orange

Views : 1507

Replies : 15

Users Viewing This Thread :  

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Jul 11th, 2018, 13:12   #1
JLGee80
New Member
 

Last Online: Sep 3rd, 2018 23:07
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Chesterfield
Default Volvo 245 DL Station Wagon - Orange

It is with a heavy heart that I write this thread - For sale is my pride and joy that recently took a hefty bang.

I recently got her MOT'd (2 weeks ago) She had a new clutch, refurbed calipers. Then she sailed through.

As you can see at the weekend the car had an accident. I have attached all the pictures that I can.

She is solid as a rock and rust free apart from a few bits on the rear tailgate & a couple of minor bubbles. The engine is quiet and sweet, the car actually still drives. But as you can see the front chassis leg has been pushed over a few inches.

Happy to field any questions through PM's - I am looking to sell her complete at this time. The accident is unrecorded.

I think it would be a good opportunity for someone that has a lot more time than myself to get her back on the road.

Volvo 245 DL 1976

Gutted
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_3293.jpg (130.7 KB, 149 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_3296.jpg (115.0 KB, 109 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_3298.jpg (134.9 KB, 104 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_3300.jpg (96.2 KB, 90 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_3302.jpg (129.4 KB, 101 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_3303.jpg (124.6 KB, 98 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_3307.jpg (124.8 KB, 92 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_3309.jpg (129.8 KB, 77 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_3311.jpg (123.2 KB, 72 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_3313.jpg (117.6 KB, 63 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_3314.jpg (73.9 KB, 73 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_3316.jpg (103.5 KB, 69 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_3318.jpg (76.2 KB, 69 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_3319.jpg (81.4 KB, 83 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_3320.jpg (83.0 KB, 89 views)
JLGee80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 11th, 2018, 14:56   #2
Triple-S
How Old?
 

Last Online: Yesterday 22:17
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: redhill
Default

That really looks a nice car - such a shame this happened. It is the same age and interior as my 244DL, even the upholstery colour, except my car is green. It would REALLY be a good opportunity for me to have a matching pair, but the last time I did such work (about 20 years ago on an Amazon) the re-jigging alone cost 500 so assume your insurance company wrote it off on economic grounds? Are the suspension turrets pushed over too? The bonnet looks unscathed - a miracle! Also my car hobby-store is along the south coast near Bognor, so it would cost a lot to transport there too.

Have you considered getting it repaired yourself, or were you hurt/disheartened with everything and therefore lost interest now? I would swap my Volvo 144DL show-car for it any day but fear economics must take precedent.

Paul
Triple-S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 11th, 2018, 15:17   #3
JLGee80
New Member
 

Last Online: Sep 3rd, 2018 23:07
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Chesterfield
Default

Hi Paul- Thanks for the kind words. If you have time for a conversation please feel free to give me a call on 07534113555

Jason
JLGee80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 11th, 2018, 18:04   #4
dan 244
Master Member
 

Last Online: Today 00:53
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Norwich
Default

Oh such a shame to see that. Im guessing the repair would be difficult with round headlight stuff hard to get, let alone the jogging up and straightening that all out...... lovely colour and an early estate too. So sorry. Hope now one was hurt.
dan 244 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to dan 244 For This Useful Post:
Old Jul 11th, 2018, 18:17   #5
JLGee80
New Member
 

Last Online: Sep 3rd, 2018 23:07
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Chesterfield
Default

I have a 1979 244 DL too, also got spare headlights/surrounds. So could potentially be a parts donor but Ive not looked into that too much as yet.

I just imagine getting it jigged/straightening would be a considerable price these days. Then the replacing parts etc.

Largely just disheartened by the work that went into it only to have it destroyed 2 weeks after it got its MOT
JLGee80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 11th, 2018, 20:25   #6
Triple-S
How Old?
 

Last Online: Yesterday 22:17
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: redhill
Default

Agree with disheartened - I was when my Amazon was bent, even after I had it straightened. So much so that, when I had to be a more or less full-time carer for my mother sold it and my Morris Traveller for someone else to finish.

Perhaps get some idea of prices for jigging - front wings etc do come up on ebay for not a lot (comparatively), and like you do have spares. I'll ask my local one-man body-shop friend when I can, as he knows people for what he can't do and is getting my 145 back for completion in a week or so.

Paul
Triple-S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 12th, 2018, 00:45   #7
dan 244
Master Member
 

Last Online: Today 00:53
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Norwich
Default

Yes I get the disheartened, but its got everything, nice colour, its round headlight and an estate. I get it needs work now, but it will be lovely again when done. Luck you got bits, I should get some spares, I have a round headlight saloon.

Quote:
Originally Posted by JLGee80 View Post
I have a 1979 244 DL too, also got spare headlights/surrounds. So could potentially be a parts donor but Ive not looked into that too much as yet.

I just imagine getting it jigged/straightening would be a considerable price these days. Then the replacing parts etc.

Largely just disheartened by the work that went into it only to have it destroyed 2 weeks after it got its MOT
dan 244 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:58.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.