Wait, how much? 1981 Volvo 245 GLT edition

I’m no Volvo expert. I do know that I still see plenty of 240s rolling around town though. So I’m a bit shocked to find the following car listed on Craigslist with an asking price of $12,500. This is a 1981 Volvo 245 GLT, and apparently for 240 lovers it’s definitely one of the ones to have.

On the GLT, Volvo added in some upmarket touches over the base trim. It also included handling upgrades as well, which in this instance means upgraded shocks and thicker anti-roll bars. You’ll notice a fun chin spoiler under the bumper as well.

Still, this specific Volvo being sold has 206,000 miles. It’s from 1981, which means the headlights are ugly. Those upgraded horns behind the grille makes me think a former Subaru WRX owner decided to hipster-fy themselves. And then I can’t get my head around that asking price.

Go check out the ad for yourself and tell me what you think.

The full ad

Here’s the full text in case it goes down:

Four door plus hatchback collectible Volvo 245 GLT
Stick shift smooth clutch
Automatic door locks
Automatic windows
Ice cold air conditioning
New tires
Chrome roof rack.
Back seats fold down completely flat for camping trips or cargo storage.
206,000 miles. Anyone who knows these cars know they run over 400,000 miles and this car has been maintained exceptionally well.
Within last month over $3,000 put in to rebuild brake system, new timing belt, fan belts, completely rebuilt exhaust
system. Everything runs smoothly. Original upholstery is in great condition. No tears or wear.
Get it while it’s hot!

The interior looks to be in good shape. It sounds like lots of recent work has been performed (which is good or bad…). And it’s a nice ride.

But is it $12,500 nice? I’m not so sure…

By |2019-12-18T21:43:55+00:00December 19th, 2019|For Sale, Wagon Wednesday|22 Comments

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