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Rust Ain’t A Crime

Written by : Posted on October 14, 2011 : 8 Comments

Gradually I have learned to appreciate all types of cars and styles. I’m sure many of you can relate to what I’m talking about. I’ll be honest, before it was all about one make and model or a strict form of thinking towards a preference fixated in my head. Don’t get me wrong, the appreciation for everything else was there, but nothing like to the extent it is today. This scene has really evolved me into enjoying all aspects of being an enthusiast. The perfect example is that of Nicolaus Pro and his 1983 Volvo 242. Many people may not know Nick, but they have seen his vintage Volvo at some point. We chose the title “Rust Ain’t A Crime” because many times rust carries a stigma of old worthless junk. However, that’s not the case here, Nick turned his oxidized 242 into something fresh and revealingly unique.

Just look at it, you have to love the square beams and the Volvo crested grill on this model. It has its own voice talking back as it stares at you in sentiment of admiration. Now, when you add a set of Volvo 850 widened steelies (16×8.5 and 16×10) everything just comes together like a work of art. Nick knows exactly that, he has turned this rusted Volvo into an inspiration for everyone in this scene and there are certainly a few lessons to be learned here. First off, appreciate all makes and models regardless of your preconceived thoughts. Second, don’t underestimate the opportunities of a potential project regardless of its condition. If you enjoy what you drive and put the dedication to it, there will always be someone who would appreciate your work and style.

Photography by Nick Pro

8 comments

  1. Mat Da Sweede Brick on said:

    By the way this car stock has a B21FT (Gasoline 2.1L Turbo) with a M46 (4 speed + overdrive) gearbox.

    meanwhile the B230FT (2.3L Turbo-Intercooled. 1993-1998 it has Oil squirters) has a M47 (5 Speed)gearbox.

    M47 was weaker than the M46… Wierd…

  2. Mat Da Sweede Brick on said:

    Sweet n’ Low. 

    I own a 240 DL (Sedan) here in Montreal, Quebec. All i gotta say is this car is built to last! Built like a TANK!

    I want to do a full overhaul (Volvo B230FT + Borg & warner T5 swap the whole mish mash like in sweden), a real Detroit and Stuttgart spanker if you catch my DRIFT!
     
    but what i really want is a 1979-1984 Volvo 242 GT or Turbo (other trims don’t bother me) but it HAS to be a Manual Gearbox (Volvo M46). The coupe body with the flat hood (like this dude has) is EXTREAMLY RARE! it’s 3 years i’m searching for one here! :-$

    But this guy with this slammed 242 is cool, but the body is rotting, the cancer toumors (rust bubbles) are beyond out of control :-(    I’d restore that baby and make it feel young again! 

    ALL HAIL THE RARE TURBO BRICK !!

    RE_VOLVO_LUTION

    NAUGHTY VOLVO!

    • deezelsmoke on said:

      I’ve got a 79 242 with a manual trans that I’ll sell cheap if you’re interested, I might even be convinced to bring it up to you. I never miss a chance to see those Montreal women, wow!

      • Mat the Sweede brick on said:

        ok but yould you have any images gimme some specs on the brick! Super intrested! looking for one for the past 4 years!
        what’s the trim level? DL, GL, GLT, GT?? WHAT ENGINE YOU HAVE? B23? B21? CARBRUATED OR INJECTED?DROP ME THE DETAILS ON FACEBOOK (MATTHEW SCARPETTA) OR E-MAIL (matthewhotshot@hotmail.com)

      • Mat da Sweede Brick on said:

        Where are you from deezelsmoke? ontario?

        i don’t really care if it’s a flathood. it it is even better!

        why r u selling it? any rust? has it ever been acidented? has it been regularly been maitneced regularly when scheduled?

  3. Blackumi on said:

    “If you enjoy what you drive and put the dedication to it, there will always be someone who would appreciate your work and style.”

    Very true. I drive an AE86 with some of the ugliest paint you can imagine, and a mismatched door. I love this car to death and ppl really do notice that.

    they somehow STILL manage to tell me that my car is clean lol.

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