Hey guys, pretty new to the forum and a new Volvo convert. Right now i live in Germany and am looking for a cool daily driver/project car for myself. The Amazon was at the top of the list for me and i stumbled on a local P130 with B20a and 4 speed manual with overdrive. Cosmetically it looks pretty good. No rust. Body has the usual small dings etc and the paint is faded. Mechanically it looks good. Needs a replacement valve cover gasket and windshield which are both included in the purchase. Low miles. 40,000 Km. Has been driven and stored in Sweden up until 2013 when it was brought to Germany by the owner who is a collector. I've read through some of the buying guides etc., but wanted to get some opinions from forum members. The plan is to use it as a daily driver and slowly do some modifications and make it a reliable but fun little canyon carver.
Here is the ad.
My only concern is the fact that it is a B20a, which was not offered in the US. I plan on bringing it back and am wondering how this will affect parts availability etc. Would it be worth while to buy a B20b head and carbs and convert it to a B20b when i get back?
Also, being so close to Sweden i figure it is a great opportunity to get in touch and possibly buy some parts from the experts up North. Does anyone have some links or contacts to any tuners or part suppliers in Northern Europe? Thanks guys.