Volvo: 240 242

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Technical specifications

Fuel Type:Gasoline
Interior Color:Tan
Engine:2.1L fuel injected
Number of Cylinders:4
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Volvo 242 DL (2 door)
68,xxx miles
2.1L (fuel injected)
4 speed manual
NO rust
NO mechanical issues
$7500 or TRADE
Located: Miami, FL
This car has been in my possession for about a year. I purchased this car in New York, after it was shipped over from Oregon, which is where it has spent the majority of its life. I have since had the car transported to the Miami, Florida area. This car was a barn find, and was auctioned off to a NY buyer (along with several other classic Volvos from the same “barn”). Due to the low milage of the car, and the condition, it is fair to assume that this car likely spent much of its time garaged. Other then this, I really don’t have any many of the original records.
This car is in excellent condition. It has the original paint (beautiful green), and although there are definitely some blemishes, the condition is really very good for a paint job of this age. The car has absolutely no rust at all, except for a couple tiny spots that I have photographed (bottom of left rear wheel-well, on top of trunk). Mechanically, the cars runs like a dream. These engines are absolutely bulletproof, and at such a low milage, with no mechanical problems at all, I wouldn’t hesitate to call this one of the most reliable cars you could buy at this price point, period. Everything was checked last summer by a Volvo restoration specialist, and only a couple things needed replacing. These things included: Front right ball joint, fuel feeder pump, and temperature gauge sensor. I have the service records for all these jobs.
-Trunk does not stay open on its own (you’d need to order a new trunk piston)
-Passenger power window is slow
-There is a central locking system installed but it is not activating the drivers side (only locks/unlocks passenger door). This isn’t usually a bother because its easy to use the key to lock/unlock drivers door
-The interior is brand new (cloth)
-The seats are extremely comfortable (back seats especially)
-There is no radio in the car, but there is an auxiliary cord for playing music through an upgraded sound system, which is quite comparable to that of a modern car
-The doors have been soundproofed with dynamat
-The trunk space is huge
-Power windows installed
-It comes with a brand new Thule roof rack, wind deflector, and bike rack ($700-800)
-Original hub caps included, not installed
-Original jack and spare tire
-No air conditioning, could be installed
This car is in great shape, and has a long future ahead of it. I love this car, but I am interested in switching cars. I would accept $7500 cash, but am very open to trade suggestions. Buyer must organize shipping.

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