Run, Don’t Walk: 1984 Volvo 240 Sedan
One owner, faded paint, and an issue where it won’t stay running upon acceleration would scare away “normal” people, but that’s not who I’m talking to here. I’m talking to the guy (or gal) who understands wasted spark systems and how to use a Harbor Freight tire plug kit…show up with a few tools, drive this bad boy home. Find this 1984 Volvo 240 offered for $1950 in Roswell, GA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
From the seller:
1984 Volvo 240
paint color: blue
title status: clean
1984 Volvo 240 Sedan, One Owner Atlanta Volvo. The 240 is Quickly Becoming A Collectable Affordable Classic. This 240 was Sold New at Dyer and Dyer Volvo. The Odometer shows 85k miles. Fully Equipped Including:
Air Conditioning, Automatic Transmission, Power Steering and Brakes. The paint is Original with the clear coat on top surfaces weak. The car runs and drives but recently will not stay running upon acceleration. Fuel pump? Fuel Filter? Come and see and hear run. These 240s are selling for well over 5k. Clean Carfax, No Accidents,Buy this 240 Classic for $1,950.
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My mother’s appalling little oldster neighbor who believes that chemtrails and radiation smart meters are real wants to sell her non-running 240 for $500. It’s probably just a bad fuel pump, has zero rust and a minor kink in the hood from being forced open when a hinge jammed. After some consideration I walked away from the deal just to minimize my exposure to an emotional vampire who enormously irritates me.
The low spark of high roofed Volvos…
I’m not really a fan of them and even less so with an automatic. Low price, low miles and pretty clean though it looks like the drivers seat back took its lumps from Quasimodo.
I’m a fan, but an intermittent loss of power in a car with an automatic escalates a annoying stumble into a bring the car to a complete stop in traffic without power steering or brake assist, put it in park, and then restart death cheating fiasco. Apparently, this is in the name of ”safety”
I had that happen once and first thing I did was wire a pushbutton to the starter solonoid so that I can run the starter no matter what the position of the key, brake pedal, or transmission lever.
Pretty easy, just wire a pushbutton to the starter relay.
If that one had a manual transmission, there’s a good chance I’d be on my way to have a look at that one already, as it’s pretty close to where I live.