**100% to Habitat for Humanity** manual 4-door sedan runs great Michelin tires

1983 Volvo 240 DL

Technical specifications of Volvo 240 1983

Price: -
Item location: Raton, New Mexico, United States
Make: Volvo
Model: 240
Type: Sedan
Trim: DL
Year: 1983
Mileage: 266,500
VIN: yv1ax8849d1831397
Color: Green
Engine size: B23F
Number of cylinders: 4
Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Options: Cassette Player, Leather Seats
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

Seems the only way I can let go of this great old solid car I’ve loved for 23 years is for it to directly benefit an organization like Habitat for Humanity. I’m getting too old to deal with an old car, at least when I move and travel so much.

1983 Volvo 240 (244), dark green, 4-speed manual plus electric overdrive. This car handles better than any other car I’ve ever driven, even the brand-new rental cars, and the brakes are better than most other vehicles. Runs and drives great, just needs some attention to its appearance. No rust to speak of, except for little incidental spots like on the front part (in pic) that was replaced from another car after the drunk across the street backed into it. (It's been in central Texas for at least the last 23 years, and you just don't think about "rust" there.)

Odometer says 266K; I fixed it, but probably 2 or 3K miles passed in between. Clock does not work. Three of the electric locks work; the right rear lock mechanism is stiff and probably needs some grease. A/C worked a few years ago when I put R134 in it, until it leaked out the old seals. Radio didn’t work very well even before I took off the non-retractable antenna so I could put a car-cover on it.

Thick envelope of records – some done by me, some by mechanics.

Many new parts including:

Water pump

Fuel filter and both pumps

Clutch and clutch cable

Rear main seal (maybe went out because I suddenly started running it on pure-synthetic oil???)

Newer non-crumbling wiring harness (and I cleaned all those little parts under there)


Could use a new hood (it’s bending in front of the hinges; took one of the springs off, so it closes easily now), motor mounts are visibly worn, overdrive needs new or re-soldered relay.

I took the driver seat apart and re-structured the foam with heavy denim and spray adhesive; covered the seat-bottom with stout fabric.

New bushings in the rear end (cost $500) – made a near-shocking improvement in the “ride”

A few years ago, mechanic said it has 100% compression in every cylinder.

3yo Michelin tires with lots of tread.

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