Hey! Thanks for writing. I took my 245 on it's first long drive on a vacation. It did great, about 25mpg. I've been moving slowly with it's repairs. It's finally got all it's trim on (that bumper chrome is a bitch to put on (had to bolt it on, haha) and it's got HD bilsteins now. It needs an engine rebuild, and will be getting new srings when I get the money. It's starting to look good though! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v600/sonne22/volvotrim.jpg
Ya man, picking one up hopefully next week from a guy on TB. It was apparently from a low mileage 1990 245. If you're still down to do an M47 swap some time in the next few weeks, the more the merrier.