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#1 OFFLINE   BorniteIdentity

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 07:44 PM

(There's more on this car in my Blog - Memoirs from the Hard Shoulder, available in all good bookshops on this very forum)

Here's the advert from C&C. I appreciate I'm asking proper money, but it's a proper car. I took it on as a complete unknown; it had been parked up for 15 months with no MOT.




Here's a chance to own one of the best Volvo 240's on the market.

As you can see, the car is presented in excellent condition and benefits from a range of new parts and 12 months MOT. It also boasts just 110,000 miles on the clock - unusually low for such a vehicle, particularly of this vintage.

First registered December 1st 1990, and with just 3 previous owners, this car benefits from:

* Power Steering
* Electric Front Windows
* Heated Front Seats
* Original OEM Volvo Radio
* Superb Paintwork
* Immaculate Interior
* 3 Keys
* Range of spares including new wheel trims and headlamp protectors

To drive, the Volvo is perfect. There are no clunks, thumps, squeaks or rattles. All gears engage well, the clutch is light, steering is faultless and acceleration strong. To drive, the seating position is perfect for taller drivers, and visibility is excellent.

Inside the car, absolutely everything works as it should. By that, I mean everything. (The fuel guage is accurate, the temperature gauge sits happily at just under half way, the rev counter is perfect, and the speedo doesn't wobble. All interior lights work, the fan functions on all speeds, the heater gets very hot very quickly and the clock doesn't lose any time. I've fixed the FM/AM/LW radio and even the bum warmers still function. On top of that, the central locking locks and unlocks all 4 doors and the boot, and all seat adjustments work as intended.

The interior really is in superb condition - I don't think you'll find a better one (even on a very low mileage example).

Outside, the car is very smart and presentable. There are three things that stop me judging it as perfect.

* There is a small amount of rust on the inner lip of both wheel arches. It's not rusted through any of the metal, and is very easily treatable.
* There's a very small dent on the nearside front door.
* The electric aerial is, at the moment, a manual aerial. It looks to have become bent and so I've just taken it apart and left it in the upright position.

For the last MOT the car has had
* NOS Front Windscreen
* New suspension lower arm bushes
* New brake pads

as well as a new Battery.

Please note that the registration number H3 ADF is not included in the sale, and has already been placed on retention. The car has reverted to its original registration of H612 EJU. I have had period correct number plates made from DMB and they will be put on the car as soon as the new mounting kit arrives.

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I think, despite the comparables on C&C, £2375 was a bit optimistic. If anyone wants it based on an asking price of £2000 then shout. I've done 500 miles in it since the MOT 10 days ago and it's honestly - fantastic.
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Posted 16 May 2017 - 07:56 PM

Oh, that is just bloody GAWJUSS!!

 

You git...  ;)


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 07:59 PM

I am so glad this isn't an estate as I would be gutted if it was with no space or cash at the moment.
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Posted 16 May 2017 - 08:26 PM

Utterly bloody lovely that.



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 10:44 PM

Oh....... WOW! That is a beauty!



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 10:54 AM

Look at that dashboard, like a granite cliff!
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 10:55 AM

A Woolarding dance troupe could perform upon those bumpers!
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 10:58 AM

I LOVE that.  Px Shitroen C6?  :)


My car cost less than your one loses every month..... Who's the knob?

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#9 OFFLINE   BorniteIdentity

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 12:36 PM

I LOVE that. Px Shitroen C6? :)

I would be up for a swap/p-ex but a C6 doesn't appeal I'm afraid. Thanks for the offer.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 01:45 PM

If this was in a brightly lit white room, the price would be about £10k


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 03:05 PM

Looks so good. Could easily last another 27 years when everyone else will have self driving hydrogen* cars.

I just keep coming back to this thread for a drool.
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 03:09 PM

Looks so good. Could easily last another 27 years when everyone else will have self driving hydrogen* cars.
I just keep coming back to this thread for a drool.


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 03:11 PM

I'd have to sell my Mondeo and Favorit. Just can't do it!
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 04:04 PM

Duz it have wun key for all itz locks mat8?

Them yellow cubes from out of a proper old-school urinal are easy to sneak in and a better buzz than any modern chemical shit. Never done me any harm.


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 04:08 PM

What a lovely looking car!
Well worth the money IMHO. (If I actually had any money)
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 04:39 PM

Duz it have wun key for all itz locks mat8?

Aye. After much ball ache it's as it should be. One key for all locks and the valet keys are also present.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 06:44 PM

I am absolutely head over heels with this.  An absolutely brilliant looking example, very best of luck with it.


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 07:42 PM

If this was in a brightly lit white room, the price would be about £10k


If I was in a brightly lit white room my price would be about £10.
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 07:47 PM

Sorry but reading that ad I call fraud matey.....

Nobody sells a car that good.

You need to keep it
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 08:00 PM

Sorry but reading that ad I call fraud matey.....

Nobody sells a car that good.

You need to keep it

Ha. If it was an Estate, I'd be keeping it - as it would actually bring something to the party. As it is, I'm overstocked when it comes to unexceptional family saloons.

The money will go towards the Sierra and, maybes, a little breadvan.

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 12:41 AM

Thread bump as this is one sexy Swede, good look passing it on


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 04:49 AM

Thanks FM. I'm waiting on a bit of sunshine now to reshoot the car with the new numberplates.

I've got a couple of nice places I can use - one being the £2,000,000 mansion where the Sierra lives. Might just help things along(!)
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 05:45 AM

...the £2,000,000 mansion where the Sierra lives.

 

It was £4mil before, right...?  ;)


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 05:57 AM

It was £4mil before, right...?  ;)

 

You don't get the 2 acre paddock or the 1000sq foot annexe for 2 mill.  There's also a 3 bedroom annexe available by seperate negotiation.

 

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 01:05 PM

I dread to think how much a mate's gaff is on the Copped Hall Estate in Epping is worth


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 06:55 PM

New plates are on.fff436998b6385a556769cdcc2cc7f5d.jpgba61bf06f38d494bc301af36c5076cf8.jpg

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 11:38 AM

Now on eBay.

 

God help me.

 

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 09:03 AM

This got bought by a lovely guy from Gloucester. I think he bought it in tribute to his Dad who had a red saloon with over 500k on the clock. His girlfriend and Mum came up to collect it with him, and he was pleased as punch.

What next then? Well, as much as I'd love that bASe Granada I posted in the tat thread, I need to press on and get the Sierra ready to MOT in a month's time. Alf892 has the steering rack and I've got a wheel to put on too. After that, who knows?!
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Posted 29 May 2017 - 09:07 AM

Glad you've sold it and it's off to a good home. It's a very nice car.
I agree, sort the Sierra first then see.
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