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Old 10-07-2017, 01:23 PM   #1
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Hi guys,

Here is my car. 1983 Volvo 240 DL.

I can't wait to get it road ready before winter hits!

A few rust spots that need to be cleaned up.

Original KMs on the car!

Awkward shot of the cockpit

Big comfy blue seats, looking great!
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Old 10-07-2017, 01:54 PM   #2
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Old 10-07-2017, 03:08 PM   #3
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She's pretty! Would love an older 200 or 100 series car, and that mileage is ridiculously low. The dash top doesn't look cracked yet, either, which is remarkable! I also envy the hand-crank windows after a ton of electrical problems in my car (mostly involving corroded contacts on switches).

She looks well cared for. My interior plastic was sooo much worse than that when I got mine. If it weren't for buying a wrecked parts car I'd basically have no interior plastic left intact.
I really liked the models without the plastic trim at the bases of the doors, but unfortunately that makes rust a lot more apparent when absent so I've had to leave it on mine (I've had body work done, but that rust is just gonna come back eventually).

Also, blue fabric interior FTW! It feels like it's the hardest color to find new parts for, but I love it anyway (even though my armrest is tan cloth as a result).

Are you planning to tint the windows? That's probably the first thing I'd do if that were my car.

And is this Scarborough, England? Because if it's a Maine (New England) car, I'm astonished at how clean it looks (though that could also be due to the low resolution of the pictures). Guessing from the speedo units that you're in England, but the car's LHD so I'm conflicted. Could be Toronto, Canada, I guess?
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1993 245 (auto 4spd [for now])
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Old 10-09-2017, 01:32 PM   #4
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welcome! looks OG. keep it that way
69' 145 / 73' 142 / 84' 244
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:25 AM   #5
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Request the moderator to change your name to CoconutDaniel.

I know its your forum name everywhere. On here it should be CoconutDaniel.

Welcome to the board. This is better then the facebook group btw where every post is a video of an engine cranking and then "tell me why my car is making this noise".
1986 245 - Daily Driver
1982 245 - 302 CI V8 Air Ride Lowder
1958 PV444 - Student Project
1991 Volvo 244 - 18'' RIP
1981 Volvo 244- 18'' RIP
1982 Volvo 244 - First car. Benz lights, various bumpers, spoilers, porche rivera blue. RIP
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:22 AM   #6
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May I suggest that you don't use it during the winter? If it truly only had 54K km on it, you probably want to restore it and turn it into a nice weather car. Find a later 244 or 245 (or a grampy series) to use as a winter beater.

Anyway, nice looker. Looks cleaner than my 242.

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