1993 Volvo 240 Classic For Sale

1993 Volvo 240 Classic For Sale – Building on the success of the boxy 140 sedan and 145 wagon, the 240 series ran from the mid-1970s to the early 1990s, selling space, power, safety and reliability.

Belt-driven (non-interfering) overhead camshafts and transverse aluminum cylinder heads on a new tilt block provide a much-needed performance boost over the old pushrod engine; rack-and-pinion steering and MacPherson struts keep the underwear in state-of-the-art status; modified American 5 mph bumpers that are more comfortable than most.

1993 Volvo 240 Classic For Sale

1993 Volvo 240 Classic For Sale

Bosch K-Jetronic injection technology delivers 123 hp in the GL sedan and 245E wagon. The new PRV ‘Douvrin’ V6 was also an option, although it was rarely specified and the automatic gearbox was quite slow.

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Estate cars come with a heated rear screen with wash/wipe function, and the option of an extra row of seats (backwards) to make seven seats. Although it remained until 1993, it still did not come with a split/folding rear seat.

Volvo was one of the first companies to install a 999.999 miles/km odometer and added variable lumbar support to the very comfortable, height-adjustable seats.

The cars were sold worldwide, with some markets introducing models never seen in the UK, including the 242 Coupe, 242 GT, 244 Turbo and five/six cylinder diesels.

Quality and equipment levels were always high: even in the UK DL market in 1980 a heated driver’s seat was standard, and road testers often commented on how much more standard equipment the Volvo had compared to its rivals.

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The quirky two-door Bertone 262 C is the best value in the range, but of the main UK range, the GLT (either saloon or estate) is the most popular.

V6 sedans and wagons are rare, but the GL/E’s “four” is almost as fast and more bulletproof.

Volvos resist corrosion much better than most of their competitors, but they also tend to have a tougher lifespan, so rust is still the biggest consideration.

1993 Volvo 240 Classic For Sale

A long manufacturing life means that parts often need to be replaced as they age, so make sure the product you buy does what it claims to do.

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Volvo’s slant-four engine is a robust engine capable of more than 200,000 miles between rebuilds with basic maintenance: rattles and head gasket failures are things you can expect other than basic wear and tear. Only problem found.

The PRV V6 may be good, but it was more fragile, with problems with oil line blockages early and more problems later.

Check the steering rod for play and check for drivetrain leaks, which can be expensive to deal with.

The top of the strut is one of many areas of rust, especially the hinge brackets for the heavy duty hood; the chassis plate confirms specifications.

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Look out for wear and damage to seats, damp mats and torn or missing plastic strips; buttons on leather upholstery are often missing.

Later cars performed better and had improved rust protection, but that doesn’t mean the earlier models were bad in either area.

The V6 was supposed to be a bahnstormer, but was a disappointment: the 240 GLT had its legs and quickly replaced them.

1993 Volvo 240 Classic For Sale

Check for emulsion under the oil filler cap or in the cooler on overhead cam engines, which could indicate a possible head gasket failure (this is uncommon, but can happen), and for signs of fluid build-up when starting or driving. A lot of rustling; the cam band lasts a long time and does not damage the valves if it fails.

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For the V6, look for a comprehensive service history and make sure it runs smoothly and doesn’t overheat; bad example to drink oil.

Transmission is solid, but check for oil leaks. Volvo has always been an avid proponent of electric drivetrains (which were a joy to use) and only began to resist five-speed gearboxes in the mid-1980s. On the car, look for a burning smell, black transmission fluid, which may indicate the need for a rebuild.

All the 240s have very strong brakes – all part of the safety picture – so anything less than perfect on a test drive means it needs attention.

Most have power steering, so check steering and spring links and bushings for spring leaks and wear. Shocks tend to have a long lifespan, so if your ride is bouncy, budget for replacement shocks.

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Check all electrical equipment, including heaters and air conditioners (if installed). These cars come fully equipped; moisture in the fuse box can create chaos.

“My first Volvo was a 144, bought for £100 – it was so reliable I never wanted another,” said John Mounce. “As a plasterer I worked with 240s because you could buy them for next to nothing and they were really good workhorses.

“I’ve been a member of the Volvo owners club for over 30 years: I’ve owned PVs, including a rare sports model, and Amazons. I’m in the process of fitting a transfer case to my two-door South African. Amazon.

1993 Volvo 240 Classic For Sale

“When this 1991 240 GL came out a few years ago I had to have it because it was spotless and one of the last. I love the leather and the sunroof was an added bonus. It was all original, it is a joy to drive, especially with the five-speed gearbox.

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“Everywhere I go people look at it – I love taking it to shows. Parts are easy to get and cheap – I service it every year.”

A wide range of five-cylinder engines, good equipment levels and smart, sleek bodywork led to healthy sales, including on the Avant (optional extra folding rear seats). Almost everything is gone now.

“The smartest car ever made” with front-wheel drive, a Triumph-derived slash-four, super-fast turbocharging and a sleek convertible; hatch or sedan, but no truck. The value is great, but they will rot.

The ultimate ‘sensible classic’, aside from the frivolous Bertone-style 262 C, there’s a lot to like about the 240 series and if you look at it, it should give you a long and faithful service – provided you buy it Okay first.

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Despite its growing popularity, the value is not high enough to pay for the restoration unless you keep the car for a long time, and longevity is a hallmark of the 240. I am the original owner of a blue/green 1993 Volvo 240 classic sedan. I would like to sell her to a true Volvo enthusiast and to a wonderful forever home. I have taken very good care of her for the past 27 years. This is not a “share car” but she is completely roadworthy and deserves someone to appreciate her. This car is still my commuter car and we easily go 70 mph on the freeway – (not that we go 70 mph in 10 seconds!!!)

The car has driven 207,000 km. This car has been factory maintained since I worked for Volvo Cars North America for 30 years. All maintenance records are available. No accidents. No rust.

I recently painted the roof, hood and truck lid due to damage to the clear coat; there is a small dent in the driver’s door. The vehicle is equipped with Vresdestein tires for approx. 15K tape size; original factory wheels plus an additional installed and balanced original factory wheel with Vresdestein tires. There is no skylight.

1993 Volvo 240 Classic For Sale

Recent work: Front control arm bushings, inner and outer tie rods have been replaced. 2 years ago: Header and exhaust system, behind main seal. Fuel pump replacement June 2020

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I am unfortunately parting with this car as I no longer have access to shops, lifts and my long-time Volvo technical guide.

If you want more pictures, let me know. Pickup Location: Bergen County, New Jersey

Yes, the car is good. Sorry for the late reply…we are in crazy times and I am still waiting for a car to replace this one.

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Foxtail240 says: I am the original owner of a blue/green 1993 Volvo 240 classic sedan. I would like to sell her to a true Volvo enthusiast and to a wonderful forever home. I have taken very good care of her for the past 27 years. This is not a “share car” but she is completely roadworthy and deserves someone to appreciate her. This car is still my commuter car and we easily go 70 mph on the freeway – (not that we hit 70 mph in 10 seconds!!!) The car has 207,000 miles on it. This car has been factory maintained since I worked for Volvo Cars North America for 30 years. All maintenance records are available. No accidents. No rust. I recently painted the roof, hood and truck lid due to damage to the clear coat; there is a small dent in the driver’s door. The vehicle is equipped with Vresdestein tires for approx. 15K tape size; original factory wheels plus an additional installed and balanced original factory wheel with Vresdestein tires. There is no skylight. everything is normal. Beige cloth interior, no tears or stains. Pioneer radio and original speakers. Recent work: Front control arm bushings, inner and outer tie rods have been replaced. 2 years ago: Header and exhaust system, behind main seal. The fuel pump was replaced in June 2020 and I am sadly leaving this car as I no longer

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