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#1 OFFLINE   The Old Bloke Next Door

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:03 PM

I have owned a 940 saloon since 2005 which has fallen into disrepair.

 

Last week I gave it a thorough inspection with the view of returning it into use.

 

Needs an idle speed control valve, cam belt, four tyres, speedo, repair or replacement, headlight, side light, rear windscreen and a Mot.

 

Couldn't see much change out of £500 to cover the repairs so I had a browse on ebay, gumtree etc for another one.

 

Last night I saw this,

 

http://www.usedwalsa...rfect-_25864663

 

I thought it looked a steal at the asking price, and it was local. Arranged a viewing this morning and I now own it. 

Its absolutely brill and as a bonus its the same colour.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:08 PM

Nice, I'm constantly amazed at what that kind of money can buy, despite being around cars all my life.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:34 PM

Was it the one owner selling it , that looks like a I've no idea what it's worth I just want it gone price, bargain

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#4 OFFLINE   The Old Bloke Next Door

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:37 PM

No collection thread, I was pushed for time and it was chucking it down when I viewed it.

 

The vendor is a dealer, so I suppose its a part ex or been bought round the block. I did to try to negotiate the price but he wouldn't move. 

 

Saw it late last night when I got back from the pub, had a look at recent ebay sold listings and it looked very cheap in comparison.

 

On closer inspection now its home, I can't find any faults. Drives great, no rattles, smooth gear change, no smoke, temperature correct, engine oil very clean, coolant at correct level, everything works, fantastic heater and over a quarter tank of fuel.

 

There's a few minor blemish's on the body work, a bit of wear on the drivers seat bolster and the cubby box lid is damaged. 

 

Overall I'm very pleased with it.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:02 PM

No collection thread, I was pushed for time and it was chucking it down when I viewed it.
 
The vendor is a dealer, so I suppose its a part ex or been bought round the block. I did to try to negotiate the price but he wouldn't move. 
 
Saw it late last night when I got back from the pub, had a look at recent ebay sold listings and it looked very cheap in comparison.
 
On closer inspection now its home, I can't find any faults. Drives great, no rattles, smooth gear change, no smoke, temperature correct, engine oil very clean, coolant at correct level, everything works, fantastic heater and over a quarter tank of fuel.
 
There's a few minor blemish's on the body work, a bit of wear on the drivers seat bolster and the cubby box lid is damaged. 
 
Overall I'm very pleased with it.


What did you expect? It's an old Volvo!

Looks a great car, should go on for ages yet too. It's amazing how much these old ovloV offer for virtually nothing money-wise.
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#6 OFFLINE   The Old Bloke Next Door

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:24 PM

Yes these old Volvo's are great, prices must be the cheapest ever at the moment, although I wasn't expecting it to be as good as it appears so far. 

 

I've just parked it on my drive which has a steep slope, no sign of clutch slip. Another added bonus its fitted with four newish Avon's.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:29 PM

I expected one of these:

 

Stridsvagn_103_Reving_max-depress_2013.j

 

I was almost correct...


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:42 PM

The Volvo looks amazing and a great buy at that price.  Cant believe you got it for £350. Congrats!


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:54 PM

When are we getting a pic of the two cars together?  Well bought!


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:00 PM

I think an old Volvo car is as close as you can get to a Tank.

 

Yes still pinching myself at the price.

 

Checked in all the boot compartments, no rust or water, under the passenger seat found a screwed up A4 sheet of paper. It went through Manheim Birmingham on the 31st of January, a Listers trade vehicle.

Had a look on their site but I can't find any sold results.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:19 PM

When are we getting a pic of the two cars together?  Well bought!

 

Not for a while, the saloon's at my unit behind a dead Land Rover. 

 

Here's a link to a link that I posted about it a couple of years ago.

 

http://autoshite.com...3-swedish-tank/


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:58 PM

dead land rover you say??? real one or discobery/frelander flavour??


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 05:54 PM

A real one, 1972 109 Hard Top.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:06 PM

Can't believe you got a turbo estate for that price!!!



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:48 PM

A real one, 1972 109 Hard Top.

Would love to see some pics of the Land Rover too....please?

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:26 PM

I've never really seen the attraction of Volvo's, but that one you've just got looks the muts nuts.



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:57 PM

No pictures of the 109,I can't get one to attach to a post since the last management re-shuffle.

No idea why, just won't upload.

 


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:22 PM

http://autoshite.com...te/#entry723137

 

Part view of the 109 near bottom of post, with bonus Renault shite.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:18 PM

Would love to see some pics of the Land Rover too....please?

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seconded on that..love a decent Proper LR....spent many happy hours with my series 2a and 3's


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:30 PM

http://autoshite.com...te/#entry723137
 
Part view of the 109 near bottom of post, with bonus Renault shite.


Lovely, a 109 Station Wagon! Presumably you’ve got the doors and wings to rebuild it?

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:05 AM

Yes I have everything needed to finish the rebuild, on hold until I've disposed of most of my other Shitemobiles. 


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 01:59 AM

That's cheap, and looks good in all grey too.


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:41 PM

bezzabsa, on 13 Feb 2018 - 4:58 PM, said:

dead land rover you say??? real one or discobery/frelander flavour??

 

A Discovery (at least an early one) is a real Land Rover. It just doesn't have cart springs.


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:29 PM

A Discovery (at least an early one) is a real Land Rover. It just doesn't have cart springs.

 

Too true, here is one bringing home its Granddad (a S2)

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Excellent Ovlov for the money.


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Posted 29 May 2018 - 08:46 PM

Volvo quarterly update and newly acquired Freelander shite.

 

Volvo taxed  from start of March, been in use most days since. Done 1300 miles averaging 25 mpg local and one 240 mile round trip to Heysham Port averaged 38 mpg.

Running and driving very well, no issues at all so far apart from the horn housing bracket dissolving into rust. While I was attending to that I noticed the Lambda sensor wires have been cut. Not got round to reconnecting them yet.

 

Bought this yesterday,  http://www.usedwalsa...h-mot-_26027200

 

Still got the prop shaft attached and is in very good condition for the age.

Due a cam belt urgently and sounds like a front wheel bearing or diff rumbling noise. 

Done the figure of 8 test and transmission seems ok, will be having a closer look this weekend.


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