I was searching for a fun older daily driver to replace my boring e320 cdi. I absolutely love that car but my ADHD will not allow me to keep it as my daily. I had bought a 95 W124 wagon under the stipulation that the PO could use it for a few months till a deal went through on another car he purchased. In that time the car started running terribly and he burnt up the transmission in it. I had originally intended on swapping in the drivetrain from my CDI into it however after some thinking about it i decided against doing that just because I now have a child and that would be a extremely labor intensive swap to perform. I could do it but the timeline did not work out for me personally. Enter the Scotia 242, I had asked pat about this car a while back when he got all of his current 240s from a estate. The car sounded like it was already sold at that point. Then conveniently when I was in the process of scrapping the w124 project it popped up for sale. Against my better judgement I bought the 242 and decided that would be the car I would daily. It ran well and drove okay, it obviously needed a complete suspension overhaul but all 240s really do at this age honestly. I also found the rear brakes did not work at all on it, Apparently it had been sitting for years with no brake octopus or master cylinder on it so that needed to be addressed as well. Knowing all that needed to be done I decided to do the logical thing and swap a 4.GREAT/4l60e I had access too and do all that other stuff after. At this point it was September when I picked up the car and it is now complete as far as I am concerned sans some rust repair and paint correction. I'll leave some teasers here and update the rest of the thread throughout the day!
As I got it
As it sits now
You can see why I am calling it project grandpa at this point!