1989 Volvo 740 TURBO INTERCOOLER 240 850 T5R polestar inscription wagon

Price: US $19,900.00 Item location: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: 740
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: TURBO INTERCOOLER
  • Year: 1989
  • Mileage: 113,600
  • VIN: YV1FA8742K2385450
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: B231FT REDBLOCK
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag
  • Options: Cassette Player, Leather Seats, Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1989 Volvo 740 TURBO INTERCOOLER

The iconic Volvo 740 Turbo Intercooler

Before continuing, please understand the following:

1) If the car does not sell for my listed price, I will most likely sell it to the highest offer I receive. I will consider all offers up until Saturday, May 19th.

2) I may choose to end this sale, if an offer is received that is close to my asking price.

3) The car is for sale locally and on other car selling websites, so I reserve the right to end the sale, if it is sold by any other means.

4) CARFAX – I have purchased a recent Carfax and it shows no issues. I own the car free and clear and have the title in my name.

5) Payment/Financing: Payment to be made by cash or bank wire transfer directly to my bank within 3 days of the close of sale. If it will help you out, I am willing to accept a 50% deposit of the agreed selling price within 3 days of the close of sale. You will have an additional 60 days to pay the outstanding balance. Failure to pay the other 50% within 60 days will result in the cancellation of the sale and the loss of your initial deposit!

6) Car is located in Honolulu, Hawaii. Shipping is the complete responsibility of the buyer. I can assist by driving the car to the shipping docks and dropping it off. (But you will have to make all the reservations and payments beforehand) I have shipped a car before from Hawaii to California before and have had excellent results with this company: Pasha Hawaii (Cost from Hawaii to California was about $1100)

Onward!

The legend lives. This is a beautiful example of a 1989 Volvo 740 Turbo Intercooler. I am the second owner, having purchased the vehicle in 2016. It was originally bought new from the dealer by a local Honolulu business woman. The vehicle was rarely used, having amassed a total mileage of 98,251 from 1989 to 2016, when I bought it. (In the 27 years she owned it, it only averaged 3,639 miles per year) I bought it in 2016 and have slowly been refurbishing it.

The current mileage is 113,6xx. This is my weekend pleasure driver, as I have another vehicle that is used as my daily driver.

This car has really never been driven to its full potential. Some might call it a “creampuff”. The previous owner never drove it hard, and me being a 51 year old guy, drove it for the sheer pleasure of owning it. Never been drifted or raced or anything of the sort. The most action the turbo gets is when I merge onto the freeway… But I can honestly say, when I floor it… it moves like a bat out of hell!

It’s hard to describe the pure joy that I’ve had owning my dream car. I don’t even have to be driving it, just seeing it sitting my garage gives me great pleasure. (Weird, I know!) I cannot describe the sheer delight to take her out on the weekend to cruise around on a bright Hawaiian sunny day, and just enjoy the experience of owning and driving this magnificent piece of automobilia. I must admit, often times I will go out of my way just to get on a freeway on-ramp, so I can feel the exhilaration of this rocket. The turbocharger which is married to the B231FT "RED BLOCK" engine and augmented by the OEM Turbo Plus kit, pulls so hard, and the AW71 transmission shifts so smoothly, that my passengers sometimes say “WHOA! I wasn’t expecting that from a Volvo!” I’m sure other cars on the freeway aren’t expecting a 29 year old Volvo to be rocketing past them, starting from a standstill, at the freeway merge entrance!

I have always been a fan of the 740 since I first saw it in the 80’s, back in high school. I vowed that one day I would own one. Well, it took 31 years, but I finally saw one for sale that met my criteria to be refurbished.

1) Well maintained, with documented service records.

2) Very good condition.

3) It had to be black. (Yes, I could have got another color and painted it, but who wants to spend 5-6K on a quality re-painting? Not me.)

I finally saw my opportunity in 2016. I bought it and found out from the previous owner that it was maintained at a local Volvo specialty shop. She did not keep the paperwork copies of the maintenance records, but said that electronic copies were on file at the shop. I paid a visit to the shop and spoke to the owner, who is a master Volvo technician. We talked extensively about the car’s history, and he showed me the electronic copies of all the maintenance he did on this car. He said the previous owner really took care of this vehicle, bringing it in anytime something need repair. I was more than satisfied as to the mechanical condition of this vehicle.

At that point, I had decided that I would make the effort to fully refurbish the car, and bring it to as close to as new condition, as I could.

Little did I know of the time, effort and MONEY that I would end up spending on this quest. This became an addiction, and two years later, I have spent almost 25K getting it to where it is now. (with all receipts for work done)

I have always used Volvo OEM parts, except in instances where there was a clear upgrade that was better than OEM. (Like silicone hoses, instead of rubber, etc.) Some parts were purchased from IPD, eEuroparts, Pelican and Do 88 (Sweden). When filling with gas, only Premium Top Tier fuel has been used. (If interested search: Aloha gas top tier)

This is the timeline and costs of what i had done:

Date

Vendor

Service/Items

Parts/labor

Total

1/15/16

Craigslist

Purchased vehicle

$1,500

1/28/16

eBay

Trunk rear wing

Parts

$166.00

1/28/16

eBay

Volvo new OEM Driver’s door hinge

Parts

$199.00

2/2/16

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Replace fuel pump and filter, repair fuel pump wire harness, replace brake booster vacuum hose, AC repair - replaced compressor, accumulator, evaporator, orifice tube and valve

Parts & labor

$2,548.17

2/8/16

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Tint – Premium chrome (legal)

Parts & labor

$382.19

2/10/16

eEuroparts

OEM Volvo power antenna assembly

Parts

$226.13

2/24/16

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Install door hinge, adjust parking brake tension, adjust transmission kick-down cable

Labor

$371.79

6/15/16

eEuroparts

Silicone engine hoses (Do 88 Sweden)

Parts

$309.44

6/21/16

IPD

Misc clips, brake pedal pad, left/right black door pocket cover,

Parts

$220.49

7/20/16

eBay

Purchased 80’s ALPNE cassette deck

Parts

$180.00

8/1/16

IPD

PIAA wiper blades, RENSI custom floor mats, turn signal switch, HELLA H.I.D. Hi beams (2 ea.)

Parts

$288.42

8/4/16

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Change oil & filter, filled with synthetic oil, replaced differential oil, replaced air filter, replaced transmission mount, replaced shift link bushings, replaced intake manifold gasket, serviced/cleaned throttle body.

Parts & labor

$506.52

8/6/16

Auto plates

Custom engraved license plate frames

Parts

$110.67

8/11/16

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Install VIPER alarm, install ALPINE deck, replace 4 door speakers with new Kenwoods, install electric antenna and replace engine battery with heavy duty version

Parts & labor

$1,319.25

8/12/16

IPD

Hella Headlight low beams (2 ea.)

Parts

$125.60

8/13/16

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Replaced oil separator and hose, replaced flame trap, performed PCV service, replaced spark plugs and wires, replaced AC hos, test and re-charge AC system, replaced timing belt, tensioner, front oil seals, belts and water pump

Parts & labor

$2,159.00

8/16/16

Do88 (Sweden)

More misc. Silicone engine hoses

Parts

$220.80

8/16/16

eBay

VOLVO side fender emblem badge (2)

Parts

$13.00

8/29/16

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PROFESSIONAL Interior Detailing

Labor

$272.22

9/2/16

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Replaced front struts, mounts, shocks, boots and rear shocks. Replaced Oxygen sensor, remove & clean window switch contacts, replaced fuel pump relay, replace boost and vacuum hoses with silicone, replaced coolant reservoir and cap, installed Hella low beam lights, flushed brake system

Parts & labor

$2,512.10

9/15/16

Covercraft

Custom fit WEATHERSHIELD car cover

Parts

$422.63

9/19/16

Pelican Parts

Misc panel/door clips

Parts

$16.25

9/20/16

XXXXXXXXX

Powder coat engine strut brace – gloss black

Labor

$130.89

9/26/16

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Professional exterior service detail, clay bar, paint correction.

Parts & labor

$481.62

9/28/16

Auto Parts

Left & right door moldings and clips, power window switch cluster, seat belt buckle

Parts

$158.00

9/29/16

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Degrease and clean engine compartment, replace suppressor relay, install engine strut brace, adjust valves, replace all rubber hoses with DO 88 silicone upgrades

Parts & labor

$685.27

10/6/16

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Replace AC blower motor

Parts & labor

$471.57

1/1/17

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Rebuild Turbocharger, install Volvo OEM Turbo + kit

Parts & labor

$2934.90

11/15/16

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Prime, paint and install rear wing

Labor

$507.85

1/25/17

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Replace Catalytic converter with straight pipe, replace transfer boost and volt gauge, replace 3 door bulbs

Parts & labor

$420.70

2/5/17

Craigslist

Purchase four 18” OEM Volvo PEGASUS rims with new Michelin PILOT Super Sport tires.

Parts

$2000

3/14/17

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Replace Radiator support, rotate tires, replace broken door panel clips, new lug nut set, new custom wheel spacer adapters (25mm & 32mm), install four Pegasus tires & rims

Parts & labor

$777.08

3/15/17

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Wheel Alignment

Labor

$93.19

3/7/17

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Safety Check - Pass

Labor

$25.33

4/2/17

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Oil & filter change – Full synthetic oil w/ Mann filter

Parts & labor

$139.20

4/10/17

XXXXXXXXX

Professional exterior detail

Labor

$335.04

2/20/18

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Front passenger seat tear – had it professionally recovered

Parts & labor

$366.49

3/15/18

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Replaced front brake pads and rotors, replaced front coil springs, replaced A/C port valve & recharge system, oil & filter change, MOA oil additive, replaced front sway bar link bushings, replaced front strut rod bushings

Parts & labor

999.16

Total

$24,810.93

I’ve “X” out the names of some of the shops that did work because I don’t want potential buyers to be calling and bothering them, asking about the car. Of course, all information and documentation will be available to the buyer.

As far as the condition of the exterior, the black paint is shiny and looks really good. The professional who detailed it said that it was re-painted at one point, but I can’t tell, so I’ll just take his word for it. There are touch-ups, small dings and other minor blemishes. This is not a concuors show vehicle. But I can say it does look remarkably well and the small imperfections are not really noticeable.

It has a sunroof, and it worked perfectly, but it tended to drip whenever it rained. Since it was something I never used, I had my mechanic disable the connection to the sunroof motor (So if I accidentally pressed the switch it wouldn’t open) and I also caulked the sunroof with black sealant. However, I intentionally made this so that if I ever decided to use the sunroof again, I could re-attach the motor and use a plastic putty knife to scrape out the sealant. (So it can be made operational again if desired)

All the gauges on the instrument cluster work freely and do not stick. The odometer works as well, and accurately keeps track of the miles driven.

I just had the AC's port valve replaced, so the AC is blowing nice and cold again!

It has been garage kept its entire life, with a top-of-the-line custom fit Covercraft car cover, to keep the dust off.

I also have the four original Draco "Cookie cutter" rims with almost new Falken “TOURING” tires. I have included one picture which shows the tires/rims (before I bought the Pegasus’s) These are included if you want them, however, you will need to check with the shipper if they can be put inside the car and shipped.

So why am I selling? Believe me, I REALLY don’t want to. I’ve been refurbishing it with the intention that I would have this car forever.

But life has a funny way throwing some curveballs at you. While it is a personal matter, I will say that I have been diagnosed with a certain medical condition which will only get worse. I would like to see this car go to another collector who will cherish it as much as I have. That way my family won’t have to deal with it later.

Vehicle is being sold as is. No warranty expressed, implied, or otherwise offered. No refunds will be given for any reason whatsoever. You can pick it up in person, or make arrangements for shipping, which must be made within 10 days of final payment. A storage fee of $25.00 per day may be assessed if it sits longer and there is no communication. I am flexible and willing to work with you as long as you are honest and communicate with me. International bidders welcome. I will be happy to work with your shipper.

AGREEMENT OF SALE:

Upon selling, I will email you an Agreement of sale. It will be signed by me, and outline the conditions of the sale. You will need to review and sign it.Please arrange for your loan, get your wife’s permission or do whatever you have to, to have your funds ready or available before making me any type of offer.

Lastly, If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask me! Thank you!