In what can only be called a continuation of the 164e post, I asked my dad this morning about the old Volvo he used to drive.
It was a light blue 1967 Volvo 122S with a black interior. It had twin carbs that you could tune. We drove the wheels off it! Used to get over 40 mpg. Once on a trip back to Colorado at Christmas, we were crossing Kansas and the generator went out and we had to run the headlights on the battery. To conserve the battery, we ran without lights for times. We were able to go around 100 miles at a time before we had to pull into a gas station to have the battery recharged. I remember pulling into our driveway in Ft. Collins shortly after dawn and just being wiped out.
Got me thinking that I too want some of my own stories to tell my kids about road trips in certain cars. I have a few regarding a 1990 Camry, but those pale in comparison to saying, “We packed up the troops, 10 cases of beer, the fishing poles, and the girlfriends into my old Volvo and drove through the night to Long Lake in Wisconsin to see about a few muskies.” To the creation of memories…and keeping an eye out for a 122s if the 164e doesn’t work out.