Re: Return of the abandoned Volvo
James Goforth wrote:
> I posted here last summer about this abandoned Volvo 760 wagon which
> was just sitting in a motel parking lot, unlocked, for about a year and
> a half, pretty good condition, no rust or dents, can't remember how many
> miles but it wasn't bad.
> I tried to get the motel mgr to just let me take it since obviously
> the owner wasn't going to come and get it. But he didn't want to do
> that since it wasn't really in the way where it was sitting.
> I tried contacting the owner by registered letter offering to buy it
> but they never contacted me.
> Drove by the place the other day and it was no longer there, called
> them up and they said the motel has a new mgr and he had it towed.
> Contacted the towing place and they said I could have it for $300.00,
> but it would be up to me to deal with the title transfer and all that,
> as it will still be titled to the original owner.
> There's no key.
> Do you think that car would be worth the $300.00?
> Of course there will likely be things wrong with it just from sitting,
> although one thing to condsider is that it obviously ran ok when it was
> driven to the place where it was abandoned.
> It's a pretty cool car, 4 cyl turbo intercooled, black leather, clean.
> I have a pretty good background in auto mechanics but am totally
> ignorant about Volvos, but I just really like those wagons, and hence
> would rather enjoy tinkering with it.
> What would your advice be? And what would it be worth if it were up &
Well I'd pay $300 for it, but it's not anywhere near me.
Running I'd say the value would probably be $1400-$2500 depending on how
good the condition of everything is and how nicely you polish it up.
Once you start working on an old Volvo you'll never want to go back.
Almost everything is so easy and logical, I never find myself getting
stuck like I did with other cars I worked on.