Hello there. I just bought a 1974 Volvo 142, its orange in color. I bought it for less than 1K and I want to restore conservatively to original.
I have been told to take my car to Southwest Automotive in Houston (Richmond Ave).
My car only has 70,000 miles, it used to be owned by an elderly lady, whom basically used it very little. The sad part (for the car) is she lived in Denver and some rust occurred, not too bad though. Its an automatic and because the car had been parked without use for about two years, the person that sold it to me basically only changed the battery, ran it hard for 40 miles and the transmission stopped working.
The engine runs fine, and as for the rest of the car its all there.
Next things are new tires, new exhaust and muffler, service, some rust repair, full repaint to original color. Maybe have new upholstery and enjoy the heck out of it!
Here's some pictures: