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1984 Volvo 240 245 Dl Wagon Slammed And Custom! Nr! on 2040-cars

Year:1984 Mileage:280000 Color: White exterior with NO visible body rust

Bernardsville, New Jersey, United States

Bernardsville, New Jersey, United States

Selling my 1984 Volvo 240 245 2.3L automatic wagon.  I bought this car in Georgia last year, and it has been a winter project to get it running, then running well,  and then driving, and finally, driving well.  I have enjoyed the project, and hope to send her on to another loving home.  It will inevitably need more work, as all older Volvos do, but as of now, it is a turn-key car.  It starts right up every time and rips down the road.  It turns a lot of heads, and I get a lot of compliments on it.  I hope whomever wins this auction will love her as I have.  Good luck, and happy bidding!

Here are the details I have.  Everything is described to the best of my ability, and all mechanical work was performed by me since I have owned it, so I would be happy to field any questions anyone may have.  Please don't hesitate to make contact with me, or set up a time to look at her in person or take her for a spin.  It is currently registered and insured, and for sale locally, so I reserve the right to end the auction or cancel bids.


White exterior with NO visible body rust.  Tiny shopping cart injuries and rock chips on hood, passenger door, and  passenger quarter panel.  It has been detailed and hand polished, and shines up unbelievably well.  You may have no idea it is a 30 year old car.  It has the classic coffin-style hood with chrome front clip and quad-square headlights.  Machined finish aluminum "Corona" wheels with custom crystal center caps and Cragar XL lug nuts, wrapped with good tires.  The only rust on the body is on the floor under driver and passenger seats and has been patched by previous owner (not the best repair job in the world, but it works, No safety risk).  If I was going to go make a full show-car with this wagon, I would replace the effected areas with factory floor patches, but I will leave that to the new owner.  It looks pretty darn good, and the white color helps hide small imperfections (which it has ample). All LED lights outside: front and rear turns/brakes/reverse/rear fogs. Super output headlights, with 250million candlepower aircraft landing lights as high beams(seriously bright).  Has 4 new mud flaps installed


A black and tan 2-tone interior has had a lot of custom attention, but is far from perfect. Many panels have been painted black, among them: Trunk area and trunk carpet, console and kick panels, etc were originally tan, and in poor condition, have since been blacked out.  The main carpet has been cleaned and re-stained tan color and looks very good.  It has a brand new set of floor mats, that have hardly been stepped on.  Some mild sagging, and sun fading can be found almost everywhere in moderation.  The dash has numerous cracks and is quite faded, but comes with dash carpet which looks sharp.  I have the interior dice-themed, which works with the white and black exterior.  I get a lot of compliments on it.  The door locks, shifter and fuzzy dice bring it all together. The sale of the car comes with a portable bat-gammon game that I had lying around that matches black and tan interior with a black and tan leather case (pictured).  Gauge cluster has blue LED lights (look like black-lights) and looks amazing!  O/D selector switch has been moved to the main switch panel, and the wire to OD solenoid has been replaced (common 240 problem).  Blower motor and resistor has been replaced and runs quietly, as it should (this is an 8 hour pain in the neck job that you don't have to deal with).  It has the tan p-leather seats which have seen better days, but they do the work needed.  Rear seat has some small staining, and front seats have wear and small splits in the seams.  Features: Manual wind-up windows. Power locks. Power steering. Selectable O/D. Dash Carpet. Fuel/Temp/Speed/Clock all working. No check engine lights, etc. A/C is complete but not currently working, probably just needs a charge, but I never got around to messing with it.


This ol' girl has been lowered a lot, by cut springs, and shortened bump stops.  It rides and handles very well, especially considering how low it is.  One must be a little careful about pot holes, due to its low ground clearance, but it is truly a blast to drive.  Odometer reads 280,000 miles and she runs excellent, with engine showing good compression.  These Volvo 4 cylinder engines run forever, anyway.  It purrs through a custom mandrel-bent 3" exhaust out a 4" chrome tip.  The catalytic converter remains, and is the source of any and all muffling.  As this is a 1984 model year, I would assume the buyer would register it as an antique and not have to worry about passing emissions inspection; I have never had it inspected, but I assume it would pass. Mechanically, I have done a lot of work to get this car reliable from the condition it was in when I got it less than 5,000 miles ago.  The engine has had the distributor replaced (with a used one) and tuned-up, including cap, rotor, wires, and plugs.  The fuel ECU was replaced due to a lack of noid (LH 2.0).  Valve cover gasket, thermostat and gasket, temperature sensor (for the gauge).  It has 4 wheel disc brakes with both new front brake calipers and hoses(4).  It has upgraded rear truck shocks and new Bilstein front struts with new sway bar links. Transmission tail-shaft has been rebuilt with new seal, bushing, gasket and transmission mount.  New transmission filter and pan gasket was changed.  It has a new speedometer cable, cable gear and seal. Blower motor and resistor has been replaced and runs quietly, as it should, and all dash and indicator lamps have been changed while it was open..  Has had an oil change with a new filter less than 500 miles ago.

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