Thursday, November 14, 2013

1987 Volvo 245 - Red, Low Miles and a Manual Transmission - What's Not To Like?

Here's your chance to brag about your low mileage 240.

Volvo 240 owners love to brag about their high mileage cars. It takes a lot of effort and a lot of time to kill an old Volvo. Here in New England the bodies eventually become too rusty to pass state safety inspection. When that happens, they are often driven to the junkyard, running as well as they did when they were new.

This Volvo 240 has 82,855 miles on it. That's barely break-in mileage for an old Volvo.

This Volvo has spent most of its life in California. It is rust free. The interior is clean and in very, very good shape.

While durable and safe, old Volvos are not especially quick. Since they were often bought as "family cars," many came through with automatic transmissions (especially the station wagons). This one has a very, very desirable manual transmission. While the standard transmission doesn't turn a 240 into a sports car, it does make much more fun to drive.

As I write this, this car has been bid up to $5000.00 with just under 4 days to go in the auction. I suspect the price will go up quite a bit near the end of the auction.

For the kind of money this old Volvo will most likely sell for, you can buy a much more modern car. However, chances are when that modern car gets tired and is being towed to the junkyard, this old Volvo will still be cruising the streets somewhere, running as good as the day you bought it.

Located in Davis, CA, click here to see the eBay listing.

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