Always Remembered RIP
Date registered: Nov 2006
Vehicle: 1991 560SEC AMG
Location: Grass Valley, N. Calif. / Gardnerville, Nevada
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One possibility would be to scour Craigslist and Autotrader to find a donor car or wrecked one with a good running engine.
The operative word is of course a "Good" one. I had a wife with a '91 Volvo that car was beautifully maintained, all records from mile zero, custom sheepskins, Borbet type E wheels, and the engine went on that one and the mechanic said either buy a new engine, rebuild the old one or get a used motor. Got the used motor but it didn't take, and she needed what she thought was a reliable daily commuter, so we had to let the car go, it now had engine and transmission problems. I think about 159k on it. Those old Volvos are real safe and comfy, and should last about 300k or more.
I almost cried the morning it was towed away.., we donated it to a charity.
Someone bought it too, and even this year it is still running today. Someone fixed it up and got a damn good car. DAMN I miss that car "Volvito" (little Volvo) we called it