A couple weeks back, we saw the vast quantities of Volvo 240s at an East Bay self-service wrecking yard, and the landscape looks pretty similar at another nearby yard.

Here we've got a junkyard with an inventory of about 120 European cars, and 12 of that number- fully 10%- are Volvo 240s (the Sawzall Chop-Top 244 was so cool I had to photograph it twice). This has been California junkyard reality for at least the last several years, and plenty of 240s still survive on the street… but they say the passenger pigeon once darkened the sky for hours. How much longer until we no longer see any 240s on the street?