Tuesday, March 13, 2012

1983 Volvo 240GLT Wagon... Sleeper

Another great sleeper...

The 240 wagon was the car of choice for soccer moms from the late 1970s through the early 1990s. The normally aspirated 240 was as safe as a tank and dependable as the sunrise.

The 240 GLT was all that, but it added something extra to the mix... A turbocharger.
With the turbo, the aerodynamic as a brick 240 GLT could reach 60 miles per hour in roughly 9 seconds. It had a few suspension tweaks that allowed you to put that extra power to good use.

One of the great things about this car is its looks. It doesn't look much different than a standard 240. There's some blacked out trim and a set of great looking (but fragile) wheels, but unless you're specifically Volvo fan or generally a car geek, you probably wouldn't know that this car has a turbo. (OK. A non-Volvo fan and / or a non-car geek might notice the turbo badge on the tailgate, but if this drove past them in the opposite direction, they'd have no idea this car was special.)

This 240 GLT is in very, very nice condition. It has just under 93,000 miles on it and is all original.

My personal tastes lean more towards the 700 and 900 series wagons, but if you're looking for a 240 wagon - unarguably the wagon that set the standard for all other Volvo wagons - with a little something extra, this GLT is worth checking out.

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

A big thanks to John for sending me the link to this car!

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