For some reason I found myself drawn to terrible old project cars today...and it took me a while before I realized the reason. I spent most of yesterday at the LA Auto show surrounded by over-marketed advertisements for new and shiny cars...naturally I'm going to scrape the bottom of the craigslist barrel. Find this 1982 Volvo 245 Diesel Wagon offered for $700 in Whittier, CA via craigslist.
This Volvo is a real looker...and you might think that it should be sent straight to the nearest crusher for the sake of humanity...BUT WAIT! Not only is it a diesel title (which is the smog equivalent of a get out of jail free card in California) but it also has a manual gearbox. This thing is ready for your LS1, Ford 5.0, Cummins 4BT, or Pratt & Whitney R-4360 4-row radial engine.
See a better project car to rot in your driveway? firstname.lastname@example.org