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Old Jul 21st, 2018, 18:24   #11
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Talking at crossed purposes Jon - i was sure the GLT model was carried on after the early ones, i didn't necessarily mean in the same nose-cone though.

You've put my mind at rest though, i was worried the GLT had been dropped completely!
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Talking at crossed purposes Jon - i was sure the GLT model was carried on after the early ones, i didn't necessarily mean in the same nose-cone though.

You've put my mind at rest though, i was worried the GLT had been dropped completely!
Not really Dave, I was just ensuring that I was being accurate. The GLT (like we've been discussing) did not appear as a facelift model but it did appear as a 900 lookalike with a different engine.

So in a sense it was dropped (twice), but only briefly.

Both are rare, the earlier one the rarest.

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Not really Dave, I was just ensuring that I was being accurate. The GLT (like we've been discussing) did not appear as a facelift model but it did appear as a 900 lookalike with a different engine.

So in a sense it was dropped (twice), but only briefly.

Both are rare, the earlier one the rarest.

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So what about the 740GLT 16v that was sold pre facelift ? Im thinking 89 / 90 models.
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Summat fishy goin' on 'ere!

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Looks like she went for nearly 800 in the end.
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Have you seen this Ross?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1988-VOLV...K/292651238299

Low mileage and looks pretty nice and above all, has the 170bhp B280E V6 engine under the bonnet!
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Have you seen this Ross?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1988-VOLV...K/292651238299

Low mileage and looks pretty nice and above all, has the 170bhp B280E V6 engine under the bonnet!
I have but it is a flat front model I want 🙂
Also not sure I want the fuel bills 😲
And I know of a lovely 44 I have my eye on 🤫

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I have but it is a flat front model I want 🙂
Also not sure I want the fuel bills 😲
Fuel Bills?

More economical than the B230E that you were looking at.

I had 3 740GLEs, all estate and auto with the B230E engine the same as the one you were going to bid on. Depending on where i drove from normal running about round here to a long run, i'd get anywhere between 23-25mpg round here to 35mpg on a run.

The 760GLE, also auto, estate but with the B280E engine instead, 25-26mpg round here and up to 37mpg on a run. A few months back i went down to Crawley and back via Croydon and the M25 including a mobile car park near Heathrow on the way back (530-600 ish in the evening) and it returned 33mpg including some high speed driving as well.

The answer to "Why?" is simple - the V6 produces more torque so is better matched to the weight of the car so doesn't have to work so hard.

Trouble is if you go for a flat-front V6 B28E, it won't have the benefit of Volvo reworking the engine so won't be as economical, in which case you'd be better off with the B230E instead.
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