Since your’s truly does not have a thing to show for in the Volvo resto department I can at least show someone else’s work:
Gary Ramstad’s incredible 1967 1800S is now finished and on the road where it belongs.
Gary had the coming out party at the April 9, 2017 at the PSVSA Car Club Spring Show and Shine Swap meet for members at Juanita Beach Park in Kirkland.
Looks great from any angle.
Completely rebuilt engine and stock appearance under the hood except a little extra chrome. Chrome is known for making cars go faster. Gary did 95% of the resto including bench pressing overdrive transmissions up in to the tunnel.
All of the interior was redone as well. The interior was probably the largest reason for the “Swedish Puzzle” name. Gary bought the car partially disassembled and you know how that goes. Not only is it hard to know where everything goes, it increases the chance of missing parts. Regardless, Gary powered through and the evidence speaks for it self.
Gary owns a perfect 122S and a 544 so this 1800S rounds out his collection nicely.
Like the man sez: Now for the first time ever, I get to drive a Volvo 1800S Sports Car this 2017 Summer.
Nice job, Gary!…Now drive the wheels off it!