After removing the dash I inspected my current estate in more detail and concluded that I wanted a better donor for the EV conversion. Especially the need for replacing the sliding roof made me decide that. Mid May 2015 I started searching. Over the last two months I have checked out 11 cars from a total list of 14 candidates. I skipped the other three because they were not an option based on seeing the pictures or were sold already before I was able to have a look.
Funny detail about the car above is that I was offered to buy it and decided not to. In the end it was sold via my OudeVolvo Facebook page.
Some of them were not an option because they did not yet have an active Dutch registration. In the Netherlands you cannot import an incomplete car and importing and converting to electric seemed like too complicated for the RDW. Some of them had too many repairs by previous owners that was not good enough in my opinion. One was cancelled from being for sale when I called that I wanted to buy it the day after I visited it.
The search continued.
Two months later I ended up buying the first car that was offered to me. Which one was that? Check my blogpost:
I returned the replacement car I found….