Continuing on with our Diesel Weekend, inspired by this post from Kamil. Volvo once supplied cars equipped with a Diesel Engine, which was a truly inspired decision on the part of those industrious Swedes. What could be better than to equip a car line that was known for their longevity with a proven diesel power-plant? Here are three examples available now…
Here is a great Volvo 240 GL Diesel Sedan from 1982. The odometer sports a reading of only 72,000 miles (which is really nothing for a Brick with a Diesel) and according to the listing:
SELLING A VERY NICE AND CLEAN 1982 VOLVO 244 GL * 2.4L 6 CYLINDER DIESEL *EXTREMELY LOW MILEAGE FOR THE YEAR * ONLY 72K. MILES * ALL ORIGINAL * DOCUMENTED AND ALSO AUTOCHECK REPORTS ACTUAL MILES *CLEAN TITLE NO ACCIDENTS* LIGHT BLUE EXTERIOR WITH DARK BLUE INTERIOR *A/C IS ICE COLD * HEATER BLOWS HOT* ENGINE STARTS RIGHT UP AND TRANSMISSION SHIFTS SMOOTH ,*THE EXTERIOR IS IN GREAT SHAPE , PAINT IS REALLY SHINY , JUST A MINOR DENT AND SCRATCH ON THE THE LEFT REAR CORNER QUARTER PANEL (SEE PICS) *AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE PHOTOS , THIS VEHICLE WAS ALWAYS GARAGE KEPT* NO RUST ON THE BODY , THE VEHICLE WAS ALWAYS IN ARIZONA , SO IT HASN’T SEEN ANY SNOW * INTERIOR IS ALSO IN GREAT WITH NO RIPS , WEAR, OR TEARS , THE THE DASHBOARDS HAS SOME CRACKS FROM THE SUN * THE VOLVO RUNS EXCELLENT , A REAL HEAD TURNER FOR BEING THIS CLEAN AND ALSO BEING A RARE FIND , THERE’S NOT MANY OUT THERE ON THE ROAD * SO DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS GREAT CLASSIC DIESEL VEHICLE *
It really is a nice Volvo, and with over four days to go until the end of the auction, the top bid is currently $2,850 with an unmet reserve. The Buy-it-Now price is $6,500, which is a little rich (at least that’s what I think). So, tell me what you think after looking at the listing here: 1982 Volvo 240 GL Diesel
This is a Volvo 760 GLE Turbo Diesel from 1984. This car has covered over 112,000 miles and it is still going strong. According to the listing:
Collector car, rare, hard to find, close to SHOW ROOM condition, clean in and out with title to go with it, all original. Has only 112K ORIGINAL miles on it and still counting. I6 DIESEL Turbo charged engine ( 2.4, D24TIC, 115 hp, 86 kV) with 4 speed automatic transmission, NEW timing belts, NEW tires, NEW brake system (pads, calipers, master cylinder), NEW back shocks, heated front seats, automatic AC/HEAT system, power tinted windows, central lock system. ALL OF IT WORK!!! NO RUST!
These cars are slightly more modern that the 240 series, with more interior room, and a better ride, but it’s still a Volvo. Top bid so far with only two days to go is $2,475.50, with an unmet reserve. So what do you think it will take to sell this car? See the listing here: 1984 Volvo 760 GLE Turbo Diesel
Here is another Volvo 760 Turbo Diesel, only this is a 1983 model, with considerably more mileage (279,000!). It has a 4-speed manual with over-drive, but there are some issues. According to the listing:
Up for sale is an extremely rare 1983 Volvo 764 (760) GLE turbo diesel. It has the rare factory VW/Audi 6 cylinder turbo diesel engine, also known as a D24T engine in Volvo language. The transmission is a manual 4 speed with electronic overdrive (electronic 5th gear), so essentially a 5 speed, called an M46 in Volvo language. The Volvo is silver green metallic (very light green) with green cloth interior. Very rare color combination. This is a first year Volvo turbo diesel. It has some really rare and neat features such as a working sunroof, rear window sun shades (one needs repair), matching green coin tray, Volvo OE trailer hitch, climate control, cruise control, fog lamps (lenses are cracked, but are easily found and replaced), and lastly it has the extended range fuel tank in the trunk, that is fully operational still.
The car has been off the road for a few years due to the way it runs. The engine runs rough and smokes on idle. I would suspect the engine needs to be rebuilt, however, it may be a valve adjustment or something simple. Despite this fact, the car starts right up. The battery is shot and is very weak when fully charged, so I have been jumping it to start it on occasion. The clutch is shot as it slips. Could be an adjustment, but doubtful. I will include a good used OE clutch setup to the buyer. I recently changed the oil with synthetic, which did help the way it runs. These engines NEED synthetic oil. Research this and you’ll find a lot of info on the subject and why. The engine has new Bosch injectors (all 6), new timing belts, new glow plugs, new air and fuel filters. The turbo spools up fine.
The interior needs a good cleaning from sitting, but there are no rips or tears in the seats, and they are still very comfortable. The headliner sags, and someone tacked it up in the back. Sunroof does not appear to leak. The body is decent for it’s age. Only a few minor surface rust spots, all noted in the pictures, but none are through, i.e. no holes. There is a minor dent, as can be seen in the pictures, in the drivers door. The paint is alright, though the clear coat on the roof is starting to fail. That, too, can be seen in the pictures. I believe the car was repainted at some point. Yes, it is the factory original color. The tires are brand new, well brand new about 2 or 3 years ago. They have roughly 50 miles on them, and are not rotted, nor do they have any flat spots in them. They ride smoothly as they should.
My intention was to fix it up and drive it for a while, but due to personal issues, I decided that it would be best to let it go to another home. Hopefully this rare gem will be given another chance to rule the road once again.
The seller also owns a complete tool set to service the Volvo D24/D24T engines properly, and will sell these tools (seperately) if the car sells. So how much for this (not all that) terrible project car? Try $995. Look, its running, looks ok, pretty cheap, new(er) tires, and a lot of work has been performed… So what could possibly go wrong? See the listing here: 1983 Volvo 760 GLE Turbo Diesel