700k Miles: 1980 Volvo 240DL

This next car comes as a tip from MattV who writes: If I bought this and it turned out to only have 200k miles instead of 736000, I would feel like I had been swindled. I have to agree — this car is interesting not because it has 9k miles (like the overpriced Miata from yesterday) but because it has three quarters of a million miles on the odometer. I’m picturing the scene from Ferris Bueller, but someone running the car in forward gear to add miles to this brown stallion. Find this 1980 Volvo 240DL with 736k miles in Evergreen, CO via craigslist.

From the seller:

1980 volvo 240 dl
condition: excellent
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 736545
paint color: brown
size: mid-size
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: sedan


This is a 1980 Volvo 242 sedan. It has been very well cared for over the years by a single owner. Four cylinder, manual transmission. It never came with power steering, so it is difficult to turn the wheel when parked (something to get used to, as most cars have power steering)… the interior Upholstery has been replaced. The engine is clean. These cars have been known to have over a million miles on them. This one has over 700,000 miles. Definitely a car for a classic Volvo enthusiast! All service records included. Asking $6000 or better offer.

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