1981 Volvo 242 Restored Excellent Condition

1981 Volvo 240

Technical specifications of Volvo 240 1981

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Oak Harbor, Washington, United States
Make: Volvo
Model: 240
SubModel: 242 DL
Type: Coupe
Year: 1981
Mileage: 286000
VIN: yv1ax4524b1204633
Color: White
Engine size: B21
Number of cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Blue
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Options: Cassette Player, Sunroof
Vehicle Title: Clean
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Car description

This beautiful well maintained 1981 Volvo 242 DL was purchased in California. a B21 four cylinder K-jet engine and four speed with overdrive transmission. California white with blue interior. The car has high mileage but most mechanical parts have been replaced OEM or rebuilt, almost total restoration. Around 1991 the owner moved to Washington State and used it to travel back and forth to California. I purchased the car from the family estate in January 2012 and used it to commute for several years. This car has been well maintained and always garaged. This is a rust free all original 242.This is one of four 240s I have at this time. I have owned 11 240s over the years and started with my first one in 1984.This is one of the nicest I have owned.

The paint is original, except for a sunroof repaint. Car has never been damaged or repainted. I have only buffed out the paint one time. There are imperfections in the paint in a few areas caused by age but still shines after 38 years. One area on the back driver’s side door and rock chips have been touched up. All the glass including the windshield is original, two chips. The dash has several small cracks pictured. The radio is vintage 1980’s and I’m guessing an upgrade at that time. I moved it to the upper spot on the dash. Radio works and the original speakers have been re-coned. Seats have been reinforced and have new grids. Carpet shows some wear under driver’s side mat. Heater motor has been replaced. This car had no A/C, surprising for a California car.

Virgo wheels with like new Uniroyal tiger paw tires. Good brakes and all new rubber brake lines. All suspension bushings have been replaced front and rear. U-joints and center carrier bushing replaced. The engine has new rings, bearings, gaskets and seals. Upgraded wire harness and all new belts. Transmission is a four speed with overdrive. Front and rear transmission seals have also been replaced. All this work has been performed in the last year to year and a half.

This car runs and drives great. This is a head turner at the car shows if you’re a Volvo fan.

This is one of three in my collection I will be selling over the next few months.

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1981 Volvo 240 DL / GL / GLT
Sedan 2D (2.1L I4 MPI)
VIN: YV1AX4524B1204633
Class: Upscale - Near Luxury
Country of Assembly: Sweden
Vehicle Age: 38 year(s)
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54
24 43
This vehicle's AutoCheck Score: 54
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No State Title Brand Reported
No Accident Reported
No Air Bag Deployed
No Other Damage Reported
No Specific Event Reported
No Odometer Problem(s) Reported
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Calculated Owners: 2
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