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Customer Feature - Pamela

2010-12-24 - Pamela

Our 1979 242GT Volvo Story

In 1994 I met my husband and after a few months we went to Greenville, MS. to meet his mother. When we pulled up in the driveway, that's when I first saw it, a 1979 242Gt Volvo. It was silver with orange and black stripes, black corduroy seats with an orange stripe right down the center; a sporty little thing. I fell in love with it. The 242GT was the same year that I graduated from high school and I have wanted it ever since. I even tried to trade cars with her but she wouldn't trade. She said her cat(Big Boy) had to have something to sleep in.

When we'd go to visit her, I would always tell my husband “let’s go clean up your moms car for her just to ride in it”. Well she passed away three years ago and when my husband made his last trip to Greenville, MS. he brought it home and we've been restoring it ever since.

Just to prove to you that things always come back to bite you. After all... most of the things that we had to repair were things that my husband had broken or backed into as a teenager while sneaking out and taking his moms car back in the 80's. After a good cleaning, timing belt, new paint , new upholstery and maybe one day a new a/c. She'll be as good as new. Oh by the way, we call her ''RUBY'' (his Moms Name).

Petal, Ms.


Community Comments

Friday, August 31, 2012 5:50 PM - "FH"
Great story of another volvo love affair,
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 6:42 PM - "MJ"
Love that story. What a tribute to the original Ruby.

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