Wagon Wednesday: Craigslist Volvo 740 V8

We all love Volvo Wagons here and when a “not perfect” V8-swaped longroof shows up on the list that our friend Craig created, I feel as though it is my duty to tell you hoons about it. The good news: 290RWHP LT1 with a 6-speed T56. The bad news: it’s very blue, and that’s about it.

[Source: Atlanta Craigslist] | Thanks for the tip Leo!]

From the ad:

1986 Volvo 740 wagon with Chevy 350 LT1 V8 / 6 speed conversion (originally a turbo 4 cylinder)

Runs great, driven regularly, this is the ultimate sleeper.

– Dyno testing produced 290 rear wheel horsepower / 325 foot pounds of torque (dyno sheet available)

– A/C blows cold

– Street & Performance Headers, X pipe into single 3″

– MSD Optispark replacement, MSD plug wires

– Passed emissions, although this is no longer required since the car is over 25 years old

– Replacement tweed interior, lots of extra interior parts included

– 3.73 gears with factory later model G80 locker

– T56 Six speed manual gives a great driving experience, double overdrive means 6th gear / 80 MPH = 2000 RPM

– This car is not perfect, it has small imperfections inside and out

– If this listing is still here the car is still available. I’m not interested in low offers: I am not desperate to sell. I am happy to answer questions about the car, I have owned it since 2006. If you wish to inspect the car please message me and we will arrange a time to meet at the QuickTrip at 1900 Lower Roswell Rd. 30068, preferably in the morning.

– I will consider trades for a ’08-up Waverunner (or pair) or a newer ATV.

Thank you for looking.

I understand imperfections in a 26 year old car. While the owner does not go into details regarding the imperfections of history of the vehicle, from the pictures and description it looks well put together; for instance, no random loose wired under the hood, quality parts and the A/C works.

 The asking price of $6500 does not seem unreasonable either.


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