New member to VCOA; 20yr member of VSA. Back in 1972 I bought my first car & first Volvo a leftover 144E, FI 4 speed. I really wanted to leave with the sweet looking 1800 but at the time it was a bit more money and I opted for being able to accommodate more passengers, Oh well. Over the years I've owned many other Volvos but I always knew I'd end up with an 1800. My project car is: 1966 1800s chassis #19238 purchased in 1983. I have pictures posted on imgur that show all the rust damage. It's not Swiss cheese damage just the usual vulnerable spots. I use all the restore threads as motivation.