We do (occasionally) go for a week without driving one of our, or a customer's, classic Volvo - but not often.
However we have just done well over 1600 miles in 8 days, and it's been a delight, in brief...
(By the way, Amy received her degree in Geophysics on Monday at Liverpool: she got a First since you ask. Proud? Okay, a little bit)
- PV544, 1960
- Up to Malton (W Yorkshire), competed on the White Rose, return to Suffolk
- 700+ miles in lovely weather, and the night trip home on empty motorways
- Faultless: although there was that rock that sheared through the rear brake pipe, but we can't blame Volvo for that now!
- Amazon 121, 1967
- Out to Duxford's "Flying Legends" and back to Suffolk
- 200 miles on another hot day, lots of interest from American visitors, but the Amazon does have a trans Atlantic styling to it.
- Michelin delaminated on the journey home, costing us 12' for the tyre change
- 245 Estate, 1990
- To Liverpool via Grantham, and back to Suffolk
- 700 miles in hot weather
- The cruise control we'd installed the previous day was brilliant, making Sophie's car into a terrific long distance car with 36mpg
- The seats, as I've always found on 140's and 240's, are just not the perfection that the Amazon's were, and my back is complaining today - they'll come out and in will go a pair of Saab 9000 seats. Sacriligious you may say, but they're almost as good as 70's Recaro seats (from the RS Fords and SRi Vauxhalls)
There's a couple of recent videos at our YouTube channel: a series of clips from Duxford and some beautiful engines; and the Cruise Control installation.
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