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Dave’s Garage (Volvo picture spam)


#277

What about that Brera in the foreground? I’m curious as to which engine it was fitted with.


#278

Was either the 1.9 JTDm or the 2.4 JTDm


#280

Somethings on the horizon, and it’s not a car

This may or may not happen but I think I’ll be the first here to buy a bus if all goes to plan


#281

Good luck sir


#282

I have one question for you.

Why?


#283

oh


#284

Because why not?

Also haha yeah this was very good timining @Microwave but amazingly unrelated-ish to that


#285

So… as you all know I’ve been looking to make another unwise financial decision…

So here she is, my 1997 Volvo Olympian, 9.6L In-line 6 Turbo Diesel, ZF 4 Speed and about 70 seats, she’s a monster and will rival the Alfa in fuel consumption :grin:

I pick her up soon to take her to an MOT place, she’s officially insured and I’ll get a video of her driving and running soon

More pictures to come


#286

Oh no!!! I’m so scared!


#287

I know some families who would love that as a family car. Perfect for the Mormon family reunion.


#288

Two things as I’ve said elsewhere:

  1. Get some proper 90s adverts on it.
  2. Eurotrip when?

#289

Permission to call it the Vengabus.


#290

How did you manage to insure it?


#291

“Do not panic, student driver”


#292

Automation UK tour 2018


#293

I took my road test in a Volvo, it looked something like this:


Not the same truck, but similar looking. 12.7 liter engine and an Eaton Fuller 8 speed with a granny gear. I used another one for my classes which had a 14 liter engine and a Rockwell 10 speed in it. (And those trucks did say “Student Driver”)


#294

We’ll have to decide on a name through poll at some point :joy: and yes there will be a big trip in it but maybe not for a while

Insurance was £350 for the whole year which also allows anyone over 25 to drive it and comes with breakdown cover

Better than my first quote of £1400 without all of that


#295

No there is no decision to be made surely, Vengabus has been declared.

:thinking:


#296

I was going to call it the Bang Bus but Vengabus it is :joy:

*anyone over 25 on the public roads provided they hold a full Category D license :+1:

Have a picture someone I know took on it’s last day out and about doing Christmas Eve rail replacement, awesome picture it is

+100 points for the advert


#297

Brick styling… check.
Loads of space… check.
RWD… check.
I6 diesel… check.

Well, it seems you’ve bought a classic reasonable Volvo :stuck_out_tongue: