I need Oppo advice...

...To convince my wife I need to buy another project car.

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Long story short, a Volvo wagon very much like the one pictured showed up on my local Craigslist. It is listed in non-running condition and has been sitting for the past two years.

The guy says he hasn't touched it to try and start it and just wants it gone. So, it could be as simple as a dead battery or as complicated as bad head gasket, clogged fuel system, etc.. He wants $400 for it.


Worst case, the car can't be saved I nab a bunch of parts for my ol' brick, and part out the rest to break even or turn a slight profit. Best case...flush fluids and fresh battery and I have a running Volvo for ~$500 to either keep or sell.

Here's the issue....I already have 2 project '98 Dakotas, a '93 Volvo 940 Turbo wagon project/DD and a '94 Accord DD. My wife is already hassling me to consolidate vehicles, so how do I convince her instead of getting rid of a project I need an addition to my fleet? Oppos sound off!

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