For the magazine AutoWeek I did both photography and video for a serie, about owners with their cars. This owner admits that his car is for sale and has a lot more BHP compared to an the original Volvo 240R
VOLVO 240 Indestructible!
The Volvo 200 series is a range of large family cars (mid-size cars in the USA), produced by Volvo from 1974 to 1993, with more than 2.8 million units sold worldwide. The 200 series was essentially an updated version of the 140; both were designed by Jan Wilsgaard. It shared the same body, but included a number of mechanical improvements. The 200 replaced the 140 and the 140-based 164, and overlapped production of the Volvo 700 series introduced in 1982. As the 240 remained popular, only the 260 was displaced by the 700 series — which Volvo marketed alongside the 240 for another decade. The 700 series was replaced a year before the 240 was discontinued.
The Volvo 240 was Volvo's best-selling car from 1975 until 1982. During those years in European markets, its companion was initially the smaller Volvo 66, then its replacement, the 300 series.
Production ended on 14 May 1993 after nearly 20 years.
A Meticulously Maintained Volvo 240 GL with One Owner and Just 67,969 Miles from New - SOLD!
A meticulously maintained Volvo 240 GL with one owner and just 67,969 miles from new.
Front spoiler, high mounted rear brake light, laminated windscreen, tinted windows, heated rear window, day running lights, engine bay light, luggage compartment courtesy light, headlamp washers, front spoiler, central locking, heated front seats, rear seat head restraints, driver seat height adjustment, safety belt reminders, high mounted rear brake light, rear armrest, quartz clock, rear underfloor storage compartment, electric windows, power steering.
The exterior of this 240 is fantastic. Finished in Light Blue Metallic, (Code 404), a colour specified as an optional extra. The appearance of the car is a testament to the care and attention bestowed upon it by the only owner from new. The paintwork has a bright shine and is generally in exceptional condition. There are a few very minor scratches to the paintwork and a light crease in the front nearside door at low level. These minor imperfections do not, however, detract from the overall impressive appearance of the car. All chrome and rubber trim is in excellent order as is the glass, lights and badges. A minor crack in the passenger mirror can just be seen. Original Volvo Dealer number plates are still fitted. A beautiful car that defined Volvo's reputation for build quality, a real time warp example.
The interior of this 240 is outstanding. Finished in Blue Trico Plush trim, the seats and door trim are in excellent order and show no sign of wear, truly in as new condition. The front seats are heated, a standard feature on the 240 and are in perfect working order. The carpets have been preserved by Dealer fit Volvo rubber tray mats in the front and rear, thus remain in excellent order, free from wear. The head lining is tight and free from marks and discolouration. Interior and glovebox courtesy lighting is in working order. All switchgear is intact and operates the interior controls as they should. The optional radio is original Volvo equipment and provides clear sound through the standard dealer fit speakers. A full tool kit and supplying Dealer key fobs still present. An impeccable and functional 240 interior promoting a pleasant and safe driving environment.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The innovative and new for 1987 2.3 litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder engine performs faultlessly, providing effortless and whisper quiet performance. This cleaner engine features Exhaust Gas Recirculation and Pulsair emission control allowing unleaded fuel to be used. The car starts immediately on the manual choke and pulls well through the smooth and tight 5 speed gearbox. The incredible service history of this car is evident in its performance, having been serviced every 6 months from new by Volvo main dealers regardless of mileage. Amazing.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 14" steel wheels have genuine Volvo trim covers and are shod in Michelin MX 175 R14 rear tyres and new fronts ready to complete many more miles of safe motoring. Triangle split, dual-circuit brake system and stepped bore master cylinder accompanies power assisted disc brakes all round, bringing the car to a straight and steady halt. An additional high level rear brake light accompanies the comprehensive braking system you would expect from Volvo.
Supplied new by Volvo Main Dealers The Forum Ltd of Surrey on 15th May 1987 to a Mr Jack Mills who has remained the one and only careful owner from new, only selling the car due to health reasons. The original New Car Sales Invoice reveals a total price paid of £10,174.44. This car has been maintained extensively and regardless of cost by Volvo Main Dealers, primarily Squire Furneaux of Hersham, Surrey. The service history and treatment this car has been subjected to is simply incredible, with all invoices and receipts retained by the original owner. Having been subjected to 6 monthly service intervals, the original service book has long been filled, but is present in the file along with all subsequent service documentation which have been numbered and logged by the owner for ease of reference. The last in April 2012 totalling £750.30 and included a cam-belt change. The instrument binnacle including odometer was replaced at 60813 miles on 30th November 2007, and included in file is the invoice and certificate for the replacement carried out by Volvo main dealers Squire Furneaux. The odometer currently reads 7156 miles, thus confirming the total mileage of 67969 miles. The new owner of this vehicle will be amazed at the level of care and expense lavished upon the car throughout its lifetime, leaving many more years of safe and reliable classic car motoring to be enjoyed.
One key fits all locks and ignition, and there are 3 sets of keys present. Every conceivable manual, document, brochure is included.
MOT May 2013, Tax April 2013 and HPI Clear.
Volvo 940 turbo 16v with precision 5862 In-Car cam
I wanted to shoot a quick video of how the 5862 respond on my engine. turbo is a precision 5862 with S cover and T3 .82 turbine housing, set to 25psi. Engine is stock (stock head) with a header and sheetmetal intake. Yes, both the clutch and the brake pedal squeel and the shifter vibrate, because racecar. I open the Exhaust cut-out almost midway thru the video.
Volvo 240 sport
Fitting a Pod filter to a Volvo 240 gl, before and after. (note the ticking noise is the seat belt warning light, not the engine.)