I have dealt with many different parts places and other resources over the 12 years that I have been owning and fixing Volvos. I thought I'll list the ones with which I had good experiences.
I also sell used parts on my Parts Page.
I have not dealt with some of the vendors listed below for quite a while, so if the terms that I list have changed, please let me know. Also let me know if you have a bad experience with anyone I list, or if you had a good experience with a vendor that is not listed - I will be happy to add them.
I own the older rear-wheel-drive (RWD) Volvos, and that is the market that many of these resources serve. Some of them might serve the FWD/AWD market as well.
Skip Albright is an enthusiast just like me, and he usually has an assortment of 240/740 parts for sale. In addition, now he has some of the Volvo green factory manuals for sale! He is located in upstate NY. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dave Barton is a serious Volvo guy. He has a heavily modified '84 245 Turbo, he has some custom products (like those great prancing moose stickers) that he makes and sells from his site, as well as links to various parts place and other resources. Good stuff!
Evan Reisner is also an enthusiast, and he always has several 240's being
parted out. Low prices. Check out his
page: it has some useful info on tailgate rewiring, headlights and wheel fitment in addition to parts for sale. Update October 2005: Evan is currently offline, but I hope he will be back soon.
Voluparts is an all-Volvo parts place in Atlanta, they have new and used parts. This was the place that I used when I needed a new Volvo part quick when I was living in Atlanta. They are cheaper then a dealer and can most likely provide most items a dealer can, while also having used stuff.
The established businesses are more expensive in general then you-pull-it yard
prices, but often lower than other sources, so if you are not the junkyarding type or need something quick, I recommend you check with them before going to a dealer or such.
Borton Volvo, a dealer in
Minneapolis, MN offers competitive prices on new original Volvo parts for internet customers.
Contact them at email@example.com. The dealer by the same name in Florida is not associated with them any more.
TVK, Toyota-Volvo of Keene,
NH offers new original Volvo parts at discount prices. Talk to George. Used to have free shipping or some other discounts to Swedishbricks members.
FCP Groton carries new Volvo parts (as well as parts for other European makes) at very low prices. They have a new easy-to-use website.
A friend had very good experiences with eEuroparts.com, a Volvo/Saab/BMW parts place in Connecticut. They offer free shipping on orders over $39.
RockAuto: no direct experience yet, but I heard good things about them. I like their interface and their prices seem reasonable.
The Parts Bin has an online catalog for both Volvos and other makes. You can go thru the listing to find the part you want, and you will see a price listed. Often, there are parts from different suppliers listed for different prices, and you can choose which one you want. The site also goes by the name of www.alloemvolvoparts.com. Shipping is free on orders over $50. However, I did have problems when I tried to return a failed part, and it took a long time to resolve the issue. I got a junkyard part to keep the car going, but someone else could have had a car sidelined for weeks because of this.
www.sasponline.com , aka Smittys Auto Service & Parts is also an online parts place that offers competitive prices. They are located in Gainesville, Florida, where they also perform repair work. Their phone number is (352) 367-3776. They also have an interface similar to the Partsbin, but the prices seem lowest of all these sites for the few items I checked.
Sweden Auto Warehouse has a wheels page with pictures and part numbers of many Volvo wheels.
Vintage Performance Developments by John Parker has an extensive array of upgrades for classic Volvos, up to the 140/160 series cars. The most interesting one is the supercharger kit, but he also has 5-speed tranny conversion kits.
classifieds: all Volvos, cars and parts. IPD is also a great source for new Volvo
parts. They put out a nice catalog with useful tech tips and great products! On the pricey side, but great quality and service, IMHO.
The Brickboard is a great resource for Volvo enthusiast wanting to discuss problems or ideas. Includes Archives and Classifieds!
Dave Shannon's Volvo Page does not offer any parts for sale, but he has great step-by-step guides on how to perform some maintanance tasks on our Bricks.
Daniel Stern's Lighting page has some good no-nonsense information about automotive lighting and how to upgrade your Volvo's (and other models') lights. Dan sells lighting accessories, too.
Eric Staufer's page has a list with pictures of the various accesory gauges Volvo offered, with their part numbers. Same thing for a lot of other 240 accessories. Follow the link to the accessories page.
Stu Spencer's Volvo
Page details his project of dropping a turbo engine in his non-turbo '81 245 GLT. He did a very thorough job both with his conversion and his page. Although it has not been updated for a while, there is a lot of good info there.
Travis' page has a lot of good technical links and articles of project cars. I sold my '78 GT to him in 2001, and now he has it for sale as well.
Not sure whose page is this, but it sure has a lot of good info, even if in a bit disorganized fashion. Part links, list of Volvo wheels with weights and pics, technical tips.
Kino's Volvo Website is mostly devoted to 850's and their derivatives, with some info on typical problems. It also has some Volvo related stories and other good reading.
Ben Buja's Volvo page has both descriptions of various 240 and 740 repair procedures, illustrated with pictures, as well as narratives and pics from various Volvo events.