1990 Volvo 244 “Rollins”
Rollins was kind of an accident. I was looking for cheap wheels for a friend, and found cheaper and better wheels than expected. So I went in on it with her; we split the cost of the car, and after she drove it for a year or so, I got to keep it.
What can I say? The faithful, unstoppable-ness of the Volvo 240 just does something to me. Rollins hung around for a couple of years as a loaner-car, and helped several friends through tough, car-less periods. He was repainted a very snazzy Mercury metallic green, then spent a year as a daily driver as he moved up in the fleet hierarchy (i.e., Sigue got sold). He picked up the usual daily-driver bumps and bruises along the way, and got shock and brake upgrades as well.
I considered storing him, while I’m traveling the country in the RV, but long-term storage is death to 240s, and they never run right afterward. Better to keep him on the road. So I found someone who’d do just that, and sold him for a bit more than I bought him for.