1991 Volvo 740 Wagon 5.0 V8 swap conversion hot rod
Price: - Item location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
- Make: Volvo
- Model: 740
- Type: Wagon
- Year: 1991
- Mileage: 193208
- VIN: YV1FA8756M2335744
- Color: Dark Green
- Engine size: 5.0 V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Power Locks, Power Windows
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black/Tan
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1991 Volvo 740The engine and transmission are from a 1991 Lincoln LSC (same year as car). The swap was done in house by Ross Converse in 2003. I purchased it in 2006 through eBay. I have maintained and upgraded it along the way. It has many mods including proper IPD sway bars, Bilstein HD shocks, e-code H4 glass headlights, rear roof spoiler, Recaro seats, Momo steering wheel, and more. Comes with a set of Hydra wheels and a set of 16" Voxx wheels, plus a full size spare and a couple of extras. The hood. roof and tailgate were repainted a couple of years ago due to clear coat failure, the sides are original paint.
I do not have the original parts to go back to stock. If that's what you're looking for, this is not for you. Obviously sold as is, no warranty. The speedo has been wonky lately so it will be sold as TMU (true miles unknown). I believe the chassis has ~200k miles and the engine probably around 130k or so. It is a well sorted, good running car. Not show quality but very nice condition. I drove it to a home improvement store last week and loaded several bags of cedar mulch. As I fired it up, a guy came over and asked to see under the hood. He said, "it looks like it came that way", the best compliment. The A/C is complete and was working but has now lost it's charge so assume there's a leak somewhere. The sunroof vents up but seems to bind so I don't slide it back, it does not leak.
Although I live in Pittsburgh (or maybe because of it) I do not drive this car in inclement weather, I also have an Audi quattro. The car has been garaged during my ownership. While I consider it to be reliable, I've been driving it around town locally without issues, I can't promise that it would make a cross country trip. I see no reason why not but please understand that it is a 1991 car with an engine swap, no guarantees. I am selling because I am losing garage space.
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