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#1 ONLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 10:40 PM

Volvo 740GLE Estate Auto

 

1990 (G667 TKE)

 

2.3i  4 cylinder non cat, 4 speed Auto with lock up.

 

Dark grey Met

 

Mid grey leather

 

Dented bonnet

Peeling lacquer

Bent taped on arial

Fuel gauge reads what it likes

Speedo works when it likes

Boots struts gone.

Radio cuts out for a short period from time to time.

Tailgate badge should read 740GLE

 

Looks far scruffier in real life than the photos

Shows 150,000 miles but will have not recorded sometimes when the speedo not working

 

Tow bar

 

I had a cambelt service done 2 years ago when I bought it.

Injector seals and oil change last year

Brake pads all round for the MOT Nov 2017.

 

MOT 1st Dec 2018 

 

Starts and runs very well.

 

£395

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 10:55 PM

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 10:57 PM

Be still my beating heart, be still...!


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Posted 07 April 2018 - 11:00 PM

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 11:02 PM

Cor.


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Posted 07 April 2018 - 11:38 PM

Phwoaaaaarrrrr

#7 OFFLINE   mitsisigma01

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 11:45 PM

7 seater or 5 ?

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 05:42 AM

my parents were thinking of getting an estate



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Posted 08 April 2018 - 06:03 AM

That would make a great first cla$$ic or rolling restoration project for someone :)


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 06:18 AM

This is a truly great car - saved my sanity and my life when RealLife went absolutely to shit around me. Did Leics/Grantham/Stoke/Middlesborough/Shiremoor and back to Leics in a day without leaving my back wrecked or by the hard shoulder.

 

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 06:38 AM

7 seater or 5 ?

 

5 seater, so it has useful storage locker beneath the boot floor.


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 06:39 AM

You had me right up to the word "grey."  Somebody's going to get a damn good car there.


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 07:10 AM

You had me right up to the word "grey."  Somebody's going to get a damn good car there.

 

How about gray!

 

or I could change it to charcoal! 

 

Nearly black met!


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 07:44 AM

I'm pissed off with myself for buying my accord, the stupid thing is just doing everything I want and can't justify changing it. I must own of if these got a couple of months at one point and this looks awesome for the money

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 08:15 AM

I'm pissed off with myself for buying my accord, the stupid thing is just doing everything I want and can't justify changing it. I must own of if these got a couple of months at one point and this looks awesome for the money


Get used to it.

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5 years later and, with 223,000 miles, it’s now got 13 months MOT on it. This year it’s had 8 litres of oil, 4 plugs, an air filter and a bulb. It’s reliability has stopped me buying many, many cars - this one included!

GLWS 6C - this looks proper bo.
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Posted 08 April 2018 - 08:23 AM

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 09:12 AM

S'not a real Volvo unless it's got droopy headlining. Does it possess droopy headlining Mister?


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 11:44 AM

The facelift ones have a papery headlining less prone to droop.

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 12:19 PM

If you were to raffle this...

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 02:24 PM

S'not a real Volvo unless it's got droopy headlining. Does it possess droopy headlining Mister?

 

Good point, yes there is some sag but not too much to be a nuisance.

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 03:12 PM

Ahhh, balance has been reestablished in the universe again. All is well.


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 03:18 PM

New tailgate struts on ebay, £15 all in.


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 03:26 PM

My mitsi sigma has the optional extra of the bedohuin tent rooflining. Does anyone know where to get spiral shafted pins/buttons to convert it to a chesterfield sofa type effect or what sort of material does it need to be to prevent the sandstorm effect caused by driving with the windows open ???

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 05:17 PM

My mitsi sigma has the optional extra of the bedohuin tent rooflining. Does anyone know where to get spiral shafted pins/buttons to convert it to a chesterfield sofa type effect or what sort of material does it need to be to prevent the sandstorm effect caused by driving with the windows open ???


My old saloon ovloV had the droopy headlining, I just shoved drawing pins in it to hold it up and give it the luxury* buttoned look. Trouble was they’d work loose over time and drop out onto the seats which you then sat on!
As a compromise I dipped the pins tips in some pva then shoved them back into the headlining. Problem solved!
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Posted 08 April 2018 - 05:30 PM

I want a crv/rav4 but i keep coming back to this with thoughts of painting it white with black stripes to piss off my curtain twitching neighbours....please someone buy that old 740 to stop me

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 05:35 PM

Hmmm Kent registration, and my ex HK Volvo goes in for an MOT tomorrow...


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 07:00 PM

Hmmm Kent registration, and my ex HK Volvo goes in for an MOT tomorrow...

 

I bought it from a Motor Trader in Minster, Kent. The last owner was from Broadstairs.


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 07:04 PM

Is this a one off, or does it herald the start of a fleet cull at 6C towers?



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Posted 08 April 2018 - 07:12 PM

Is this a one off, or does it herald the start of a fleet cull at 6C towers?

 

If you went to a petrol station to fill your car and brimmed it, the pump clicked off several times, the fuel gauge said full and you had no more money would you keep buying fuel!


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2004 Range Rover TD6

 

 

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 07:14 AM

I should have said the car is near Buckingham MK18.

 

Collection from local stations or coaches Milton Keynes/Bicester/Aylesbury/? is avaiable


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2004 Range Rover TD6

 

 

At home and broken:

 

1966 Jaguar E-Type FHC (Water inside the inlet manifold), Cadillac (MOT failure)

 

 

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