Oh hello again!
I've been told that I should have more content here. So, here goes.
My name is Dylan. It's possible you and I have spoken on the phone or communicated through email, if you are reading this now. I'm what we call a "customer service" agent in this business. I like to think that I'm in the "People Business" instead. The word "agent' just sounds so rigid to me.
Truth be told, I actually "joined" the IPD family sometime in the early 90s when I was a small child. If you have an old IPD catalog or flyer, you've probably seen me. I was always seated near the Sway Bars. I'll throw up a scan one of these days for your enjoyment.
I presently daily drive a '66 122 and a '64 544. Prior to life in the pushrod world, I had a fleet of 240s, starting with my first car: a 1980 245 with an M46. I've owned probably 10 different 240s of different years, body styles and colours, but every one of them have been manual transmission!
I've always had a soft spot in my heart for anything old fashioned. Probably a big reason I enjoy the antique Volvos as much as I do. Every time I get behind the wheel, I know I'm going to have a good time getting to wherever I'm going. I enjoy the sense of "operating the machine" and being "involved" with the driving process. I feel like it keeps me connected to the road.
I have a video blog about the 544 you could check out in the mean time. New content is coming there soon! http://Dylans544.blogspot.com is the link, if you want to check it out.
I mentioned above this is a people business, and it's my favorite aspect of the job. It's great to talk to so many different people in so many different places. Our customers are some of the most interesting people you could ever hope to talk to. As an example, I recently talked to a gentleman in Ohio that is the original owner of his 1955 445 Duett. He had great stories of being among the first people in the US to own a Volvo, and driving his Duett from California to Ohio and back several times. He still uses it as a Daily Driver in his 80s! Another customer I've recently talked to is a minor league baseball player for the New Orleans Zephyrs. Yet another customer I recently spoke to on the phone works graveyard at a yogurt factory in Australia! It just demonstrates how unique and varied the Volvo owner can be. There is no such thing as a "stereotypical" Volvo owner!
We'll meet again. I'll have more to say soon. I've got some cool projects on the docket, and I'll be happy to share them with you! Stay tuned!
Hello! Welcome to my employee page!
I am an Employee at iPd.
Here's a picture of my 122 in St. Louis.
I am still an Employee at iPd. That hasn't changed in the amount of time that has passed since you read the sentence above. Just thought it was worth mentioning.
We'll talk soon!