When the auction first launched for this next car, I sent an email to DT’s resident Volvo expert CFlo and asked him his thought on how much the car will sell for. His reply a week ago was spot on; maybe $6k to $7k? This diesel is super gutless. It’s literally the 6-cylinder version of the 1.6 NA diesel that was in your old Rabbit. Volvo bought the engines from VW. Imagine 50% more power than your old Rabbit! OMG 75hp. Did you ever ride in the one I had (blue 84 wagon)? It was awful. In CA this 1980 ebay wagon would be desirable because smog exempt, but not sure if anyone cares on the east coast. Nice condition though. Find this 1980 Volvo 245 DL Diesel bidding for $6,350 here on eBay with less than one day to go, located in Glen Burnie, MD.
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.
The Volvo 240 DL is a slow car in stock form…not loaded trash truck slow, but it’ll give a Mercedes-Benz 300D a good run for the money. But that all changes when you drop an LM4 small block V8 from some kind of GM SUV and start burning rubber. Find this 1990 Volvo 240 DL offered […]
The Prancing Moose badge gets slapped on various Volvo rides, but this next car deserves the badge more than most. It might have started life as a simple 240DL, but it is now a beast of a machine that’ll terrify driver, passenger, and pedestrian alike. Find this 1989 Volvo 240 DL V8 here on eBay bidding for $7,100 […]