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1988 Volvo 240 DL Sedan Blue

  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: 240
  • Type: Sedan
  • Year: 1988
  • Mileage: 180000
  • VIN: YV1AX8847J1316376
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Safety options: None
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Moultonborough, New Hampshire, United States


It is finally time to sell my trusty 240.
I have had this Volvo for around 2 - 2 1/2 years now. It was purchased at a car donation place in Mass summer of 2016. Technically, 3 owners, the original, car dealer place, and now me.
Nice New England car.
Lets start with the good.-Pretty good paint. A couple of minor spots and blemishes here and there. Couple of small dings.-All the trim is there. Some needs to be reglued.-New radiator, heater hoses, thermostat, radiator hoses, shifter bushings, new transmission fluid, new speakers, new exhaust, new fuel sender and pump, new headlight lenses and tailights (Have originals if needed), and I am probably missing some.-Nice interior. No rips or staining. Drivers seat has two small wires poking out of the back. These seats are known to need to be kind of iffy. 3/4 original floor mats.-Trunk is nice. Has I think all of the original plastic covers and such. Original spare and tool kit.-Converted to R134A, but HAVE NOT tried AC, so assume it doesnt work (But the conversion is done!)-Heater and blower work-Bypassed temperature idiot gauge board. Temp gauge is a direct reading now.-Odometer and speedometer work.-Has a neat Blaupunkt stereo installed. Cost I think $500+ when it was bought?-Steering is tight and it goes in a line. No pulling when braking.-For the most part, quiet interior.-Two newish winter tires on separate rims.
Now, the bad.-Overdrive doesnt work, to my knowledge. No light goes on when pressing OD button. Never looked into it.-Rear defrost doesnt work. Needs new switch probably.-Sometimes has a slight rough idle. Accelerates very smooth, never stalls.
-Rust. Some under front two doors, some under trunk lid, a little bit under taillight, see photos. Not totally rotted, its at the stage where you can save it or let it rot.-Needs new windshield gasket and possibly rear glass gasket.-Tires should be replaced soon.
-Both front door pockets are broken (They always are), along with center console.
-CAR HAS AROUND 180k MILES ON IT! ODOMETER WAS ROLLED BACK. I have CarFax printout with ileage records. Someone rolled it back in 2016ish-
Overall, nice driver. Was driven once this past winter and washed the underneath every other week. Before that, I dont know. Has NEVER let me down. Selling because I would like something a tad newer, such as an 850 or 940.
Have all documentation, manuals, service records, everything. Even the original receipt. Cost something like $18,000 new in 1988!
Let me know if you have any questions. Car will be washed and vacuumed before sold. Located in New Hampshire. Could drive it home (Just be aware of the tire condition not being the best).
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