Time for another edition of Daily Turismo’s Reader Ride, its better than a back massage from Edward Scissorshands and, similarly, it’s free! This time from from Tom M. who sent us several photos of his sweet collection of Volvos and a BMW. The 1800 is his classic, the Volvo 544 is his barn find and it looks like the M-Coupe is a daily driver. Lucky dog!!
Anyway, enough of this editorial nonsense –in Tom’s own words:
The 1800E is my fifth 1800 since ’77, and the ’64 544 is my second one. This 1800 had 64k miles on it when I got it in ’91 and turned 99k recently.
I have had to do a lot to it and now it burns oil on acceleration when it gets hot…rats, more work. The yellow is Porsche pale yellow as opposed to the Volvo #100 baby poop yellow which hardly is yellow.
I have had the 544 for 3 years now and was a stored “barn find” in Michigan after being purchased from California so I didn’t do much but all fluids, tune up and rebuilt the carbs. I have not washed it yet but plan on polishing the dull away and redo the floor mats and make it super clean and polished. It is a blast as a DD and is all original from top to bottom.
At some point the 1800E has to go away as I am not using it. The Z3Mcoupe in the backround is much more fun to drive, but has nowhere near the looks. Oh, the family car is a V50 and the kid car a 122!!
Looks like a nice set of options for the daily commute!
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