1978 Volvo 264 GL very, very rare!

Price: US $3,000.00 Item location: Bethesda, Maryland, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: Other
  • Type: Sedan
  • Year: 1978
  • Mileage: 97,671
  • VIN: VC2645L1053165
  • Color: Silver
  • Engine size: B27F A PRV V-6
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: Cassette Player, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1978 Volvo Other

This is, nfortunately, he end of my love affair with a car whose color I selected as a small child! Every 4-5 year old boy in 1978 would have preferred the sleek space age silver to the burgundy version, ight? This is a car that would I keep up if not for a few changes in MY life circumstance: a now very, ery rare 200-series model, he 264 GL!

This one-family car has at most 130,000 miles on it, ut it is probably closer to 110,000. The odometer has been stuck at about ~98,000 for a few years, ut driving since then has been minimal. It drove me to school for a couple years in the late naughties, ut before hadn't really been a daily driver since the early 1990s and even then it had lead a pampered life. The car was in very good condition before being taken off the road a few years back. I have started it a few times since then, ut my most recent attempts, sing a new battery, dding some new gasoline+ STP water treatment, s well as starting fluid have only given me about 20 seconds of running time. I assume that there are parts of the fuel system that should be drained and/or replaced and that the engine will then run.

In any case, his is a one-of-kind parts or project car that I desperately want to go to a Volvo lover who can make the most of its next life. Some details:

-leather front seats with some leak-based water damage, ackseat was replaced with vinyl about 15 years ago

-the plastic door pockets in the front are missing

-the overdrive with the electric switch is not working and has always been temperamental.

-the B27F was re-built around 65,000 miles. The car has had Amsoil synthetic oil used in the engine (after a flush), he tranny, nd the rear end for nearly 10 years

- service records are included in the sale, or sure up to 2002 and I think I will be able to add the records since then

-Haynes, hilton, nd Autobooks manuals for the 264 and the original Volvo owners manual

-driver's side rocker panel is rusted through and the floor pans for both front seats should be replaced. It has lived most of its life in metro Washington DC, ith breaks of a few years in Northampton, assachusetts (where, IRC, oad salt is eschewed in favor of a less caustic alternative) and Chapel Hill, C.

-the sunroof has been sealed for nearly 20 years. It was lovely, ut it is prone to leaks and now rust

-the windshield, runk, nd other rubber seals obviously need replacement and have nascent run issues.

Of course, his is the accursed B27F engine, nd it has in fact outlived most B2XX cars including most of the famous 240 series. But because the engine is probably not worth saving, his is may be an ideal project car, ssuming that the structural stuff all checks out. A short stroke aluminum block with drive train, ike the Mustang V-8 with drive train would be very close to the original soul of this car but give it more HP and a deeper run of parts. Also, emember this car shares some parts overlap with among the most collectible of older Volvos: 262C, 64 TE, nd 164. Those cars are valuable enough that the business of spares actually might work in the future.

I'm happy to respond to questions. I'll entertain serious offers, ut the one thing any serious offer requires is a tow truck/flat-bed pick up. I really don't want anyone to risk using it on the road until it has a clean bill of health.

That PV 544 is NOT for sale.