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Volvo art on canvas

A hobby I had in the past was drawing and painting. Mostly Formula One cars, but also various cars like Volvos, Rovers, Opels and sports cars. But I didn’t make any painting the last couple of years (due lack of time and lack of space) and because we’ve moved to a much bigger house last year […]

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A new oldie has arrived: ’78 Volvo 244 DL automatic

Two months ago I sold my good old 1986 Volvo 240 DL after Kevin and I restored the car. I didn’t want to sell the car for any price, but only when someone was interested in it and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. Someone did, and the car was gone. Since it was […]

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New tax regulations for classic cars in The Netherlands: 40 years and older cars will be tax-free

Today was the big day: Secretary of Finance Frans Weekers finally announced the new plans for classic cars in The Netherlands. After several weeks of arguing with oldtimer-clubs and branche & sector representatives, and even mediation by ex-minister De Jager, there is a final solution for this soap. BNR Newsradio  announced the plans of Weekers. Classic cars […]

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New tax system for classic cars in the Netherlands: 25% tax rate for classic cars or day ticket system

Today was the big exciting day for classic car fans in The Netherlands: the Secretary of Finance Mr. Frans Weekers was expected (after a small delay since last Wednesday) to announce the new tax plans for oldtimers. The very first idea (as announced in November 2012) was to ban the tax-free status of cars older than […]

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Dutch government announces new classic car regulations next Wednesday

As mentioned earlier on the blog of Volvotips (Bad news for classic car fans in The Netherlands) the Dutch government were planning to ban the exemption for the road taxes for classic cars. The government didn’t like the idea a lot of classic car owners were using an oldtimer as daily driver to avoid paying road […]

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The transformation of my Volvo 240 sedan – part II

About a month ago I posted a blogpost about the restoration of my Volvo 240 DL. After several weekends of welding, repairing and restoring the car was finished. I also repainted some areas of the 240 sedan with the right color paint and the result is pretty good! I’m very happy with the result, although […]

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The transformation of my Volvo 240 sedan – part 1

My good old ’86 Volvo 240 sedan has some rust on the wheel arches and sills. Since rust never will disappear by itself I decided to fix these bad spots. But I can’t weld myself, so Kevin the mechanic decided to weld the 240. So we started this partial restoration about one and a half week […]

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Bad news for classic car fans in The Netherlands

After the Dutch elections on September 12 this year, a new government has been presented today and they also presented their new plans for the next 4 years. Unfortunately there is very bad news for the Dutch classic car and oldtimer-fans: the exemption for the road taxes for classic cars has been banned by the […]

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Volvo goodies I bought at the Volvobeurs event

Last weekend the yearly classic Volvo event called “Volvo klassieker beurs” was held in Nieuwegein (the Netherlands). It’s a very nice event to meet new people and see old friends who shares the same hobby. This year the Classic Volvo Club (in Dutch: Volvo Klassieker Vereniging) moved to a new location since the old location, […]

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My Volvo 240 DL 2.0 is on the road again!

After being stored in a barn for more than 3 years I decided to get my good old ’86 Volvo 240 DL on the road again. I sold my Volvo 740 GL and thought it was time to get the 240 sedan road-legal and decide if I will keep it or sell it. I bought a […]

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