1993 Volvo 240 sedan with 106K actual miles at no reserve, drive away condition

Price: - Item location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: 240
  • Year: 1993
  • Mileage: 106,500
  • VIN: yv1as8803p1486805
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1993 Volvo 240

For sale is a very nice Volvo 240 that I am driving daily all over town. This car could be driven anywhere as it is. The mileage is accurate with the exception that in my ownership the odometer started to skip, and I replaced the plastic gear in the head unit within days. The previous owner, a neighbor, was given this car by his parents with some problems, and he stated that they had owned it for about six years and just did not use it much. I have a receipt for a major service a few years ago at 100K for timing belt, water pump, fuel filter, plugs, cap, wires, etc, totaling $1500. Unlike sometimes I have seen, this work was actually done. This car runs and drives excellently and is totally reliable. It looks really nice, but it does have some minor cosmetic flaws. The underbody has no rust (floors, sills) but the usual rust on suspension and brackets. I can tell that there was a left corner accident at one point, and the left fender has been repainted, pretty nice but not perfect. Just waxed, rest of paint is really nice and original.
Interior is in great shape, seat still feels like new.
Most everything works, but the AC is missing the condenser (all lines are there). The engine and trans are about the smoothest 240 I have experienced, and I have owned or test driven at least 40 Volvos. There are no leaks on the underside and does not use fluids. However, a slight wetness from valve cover gasket on the front the engine (behind the timing belt backing cover, NO oil near the new timing belt).
I cleaned up some electrical connections and replaced a tail light (good OEM complete unit and the electrical grid on the other one) and everything is working great. However, the bulb failure warning light comes on for the brakes, as they tend to do, but the brake lights are working fine (veteran 240 owners will hopefully understand).
I just replaced the rear pads and hardware and flushed fluid. The pads were lowish, and in my (too many years) of experience you do not want them to get too low as they can seize; they had not.
Suspension and steering are fine, car feels tight and rides great. Rear shocks are KYB so has had some investment made by previous owners for often neglected wear items. Just went on a quick trip at 70-80 mph easy as a new car.
Blower motor is quiet.
I just put brand new Yokohama snow tires on rust free OEM wheels. I see this as the perfect usable daily 240, and they really do fantastic in the winter with snow tires. However, I can sell it with some decent all season tires instead with Volvo hub caps if you would rather have those. I just bought another 93 sedan that hit a deer, not real bad, and this is why I am selling. I enjoy keeping red block Volvos going. Ultimately, I also need a sunroof for me to keep it long term, but I will gladly keep this car as it is totally ready to drive this winter.
In sum, I have replaced the splash pan under the engine (not pictured), the rear brakes, changed the oil/filter and air filter, wiper blades (basic Bosch), headlight bulbs, brake fluid and coolant. Exhaust is a little rusty but very solid. I do not foresee any issues for the next many thousand miles, but a car this old should be purchased by someone who can fix random small things. These are the easiest cars to work on with super cheap parts, as you likely know. I would be happy to answer questions, please ask. I have done my best to describe everything about this car that I know. I can hold on to the car for a week or two while shipping has been arranged (by buyer). I can also pick up at the airport as I live very close.