Scrap Value: 1969 Volvo 164

This next car comes as a tip from Johnny Bouncewell who writes: Its killing me that this hasn’t sold yet. A running and driving (kinda) odd ball volvo needs a home when it costs a case of beer more than its scrap steel value. Find this 1969 Volvo 164 offered for $1000 in Rio Rancho, NM via craigslist.

From the seller:

1969 volvo 164
condition: fair
cryptocurrency ok
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 317000
odometer rolled over
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: sedan
Moving in January, need to sell ASAP.

This 1969 Volvo 164 has an inline-6 3.0 liter engine, twin Stromberg carburettor, 3 speed automatic transmission and is a complete, running and driving car. Turn the key and it fires up and moves under its own power. the rest is up to you. It is not roadworthy, as it is unrestored, but almost all replacement parts are available for these new, and the 164 is the oddball of the Volvo family—a cool unicorn of the 1960s luxury sedan market.

Only rust was around the front windshield frame, which was neutralized using Ospho. I removed the windshield to seal off the rust and inspect how far the damage went. Since it will need some metal repair and a new windshield, I have placed the old glass and seal back on with tape.

No rust on floors, rockers, or wheel wells.

It is a California car its whole life until march of 2021. You can see videos of it on youtube, including a look at the body of the car with the interior removed to inspect the metal.

Clean California title. No fees owed.

It also has the original pieces for factory air conditioning in place. $1,250 with a clean California title in my name. The odometer read 317,000 miles, but i swapped it out with another unit which currently reads 219,000. Thanks for looking!

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