1983 Volvo 242 Turbo - National Show Winner on 2040-cars
Lee's Summit, Missouri, United States
For Sale By:Private Seller
Number of Cylinders: 4
Drive Type: Rear Wheel Drive
Options: Sunroof, Leather Seats
Power Options: Power Locks, Power Windows
Exterior Color: White
Interior Color: Black
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ...
Due to an upcoming move I am selling my 1983 fully restored 242 Turbo. This car is a multiple show winner and looks and drives great. Last big trip was to the 2011 VCOA National Event in Lindsborg, Kansas having traveled from Kansas City to Lindsborg, Kansas and winning 1st place in the 240 class. The modifications are too extensive to list in full but here are a few highlights.
Rebuilt engine, wiring harness, fuel system
Excellent Interior, fresh seat rebuild and interior parts sourced from 4 states
18" S60R wheels with custom Wheel Centric and Hub Centric Spacers - Spacers cost more than the wheels! New 40 Series Toyo Tires
IPD Sport Spring Kit - lowered car but still rides great
Replaced Fuel Tank, Filter, Fuel Pump and Accumulator
Rear Main Seal
New Wire Harness
Hoses and Inlets replaced
Distributor Cap, Ignition Cable set, Rotor
Complete Paint including mirrors, bumpers, Paintless dent removal where possible and metal replacement in two areas of rust. Show quality paint
Replaced Door and Rear and Dash Panels
Alpine IPOD Head Unit and Alarm System
Where needed - all Exterior and Interior Trim Parts have been sourced from "Retired" Volvo's across the midwest
This car has Won National VCOA Events in 2009 in Tulsa Oklahoma, 2010 in Kansas City and 2011 in Lindsborg, Kansas and 2009 and 2010 Won Best of Show Award for "Volvo with Attitude.
The best awards however is when we go to non-Volvo shows that include all makes of cars and we win the class with Corvette's, Mustangs, BMW's etc It is fun to see the faces of those cars owners when a "Volvo" beats them - lol.
Original Price - $12,500 I am now asking $10,000 which is much less than my investment.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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