So we've been trolling Craigslist looking for bargains, and sure enough a set of busings turn up for a 240. A quick pitch quick lowball offer (with the accompanying LeMons pitch) and we've scored a set of rear bushings for $30!
Next evening we go around to pick them up from Brent.
It turns out Brent likes his Volvos.
They're littered everywhere as we enter the garage (two Turbo Wagons were in incredible condition) and what he didn't know about Volvos wouldn't be worth knowing.
So he brings out the bushes and a box chock full of spare parts... that he thought might come in useful for the race. For free.
You name it's there. Spare altenator, spare fuses, spare relays, spare radiator overflow water bottle thingy.
Hey, he says, what condition are your front strusts in? They can get rusty so hold on, I have a SPARE SET OF FRONT SHOCK ASSEMBLIES!
Me & Tiago can not believe this. The man is a legend.
(And after all this he was still nice enough to suffer through my photo shoot)
We left 3 hours later having cleaned him out of almost every 240 part he owned, and he was still giving us golden nuggety tips of Volvo advice as we pulled away.
So far it's been two for two. If we come a third person that's been as helpful and friendly as Brent & Jim then I'm only buying 240s for as long as I live.
Brent we salute you!