Thursday, September 8, 2011

1980 Volvo 264 Diesel

Here's something you don't often see; a Volvo 264 Diesel.

The engine is a 2.4 litre inline 6 made by Volkswagen. It produces 82 horsepower.

In the 1970s and 1980s Europe was snapping up diesels as fast as they could be produced. Most the major European manufacturers offered diesels in the US for awhile, but, for the most part, we didn't buy them. (None of the British brands offered a diesel here, nor did Saab.)

This 264 Diesel looks like it's in nice shape. The seller calls it "super clean". It has its original paint, which looks good in the pictures. The interior also looks good.

If you're looking for something a little different to turn into a bio-diesel car, or if you're just a fan of diesels or obscure Volvos, this car is worth checking out. The asking price of $1200.00 seems reasonable.

Located in Tuscon, AZ, click here to see the Craigslist ad.


Matt said...

My dad had this identical car save for the diesel motor (it was a 240DL). Thanks for the flashback!

Anonymous said...

I had an 84 wagon. Slow as syrup, but let's give some credit. The D24 engine had 82hp! The Europe-only D20 5-cylinder Diesel got 69hp.

Just A Car Geek said...

Anon- You are correct about the horsepower. I've corrected the post.