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Old Feb 19th, 2018, 19:29   #1
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Just seeing if thers any intrest im my volvo 940 2.3 turbo. Manual gearbox 5 speed m90 rear wheel drive. 151k miles. All that i write next has been replaced within 500 miles with new parts. New, manual boost controller & gauge, heater control valve, water pump, radiator, thermostat, coolant temp sensor. Coolant, all vacuum hoses, 2x bosch horns, Windscreen, bosch wipers front & rear, Full exhaust system from Turbo back, 4 tyres, Polly anti roll bar bushes, polly strut rod bushes, painted roll bars. Bosch in tank pump, engine mounts, gearbox mount. Front abs sensors x2, all filters plugs and fluids, gearbox oil, I had the valve clearance checked at snows volvo westbury all well within spec & written down. When the windscreen was done i re glued the heater intake covers under the scuttle. These parts come with the car but i havent got round to doing them yet. New, 2x top mounts & bearings, dizzy cap seals x2. Dot4 brake fluide, rear diff oil, also i have a spare 1989 b230ft engine thats stripped and been tagged & bagged ready for rebuilding. Bad bits 21 years old so has a few dings & marks. Steering rack does have a very small leak on passenger side in the time ive had it ive never had to top it up just being honest. Could do with a new dizzy cap & rotor & Windscreen washer fluid level sensor, brake disc & pads. Mot until 20/oct/18. Advisories for general corrosion and brakes. Corrosion is around battery tray common on these just. Been very honest about the car & Not fussed if it sells as i love it. they are gaining value & fast becoming a classic. Any other info drop a message. 07847247883
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Old Feb 19th, 2018, 20:06   #2
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People will be more interested if there's a suggested price.
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Old Feb 19th, 2018, 21:10   #3
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Its up for 2250 ono.
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Old Feb 19th, 2018, 21:40   #4
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Well good luck with that. I mean that in a totally non facetious way. I don't think I've come across a type of car that has been more problematic to value than a Volvo 9 series. You can pick up a decent runner for less than 400 or end up splurging 4000 on one that is also for sale on these forums. Book value for these according to insurers, comes in at >300 so unless you've got an agreed value, there's no point spending the extra on the more expensive ones for sale.

I think the whole spiel about them 'fast becoming classics' is completely moot as something is either a classic, or it's not. And I don't think someone who has money to spend on a classic car is going to be looking at a Volvo wagon of this generation. But to be fair, it looks tidy and it sounds like you've looked after it and as you've priced out most of the people who'd be looking for a manual to drive sideways, hopefully you'll get a conscientious buyer who's looking to get another 20+ years out of this car.

I do think the white with the coloured indicators was one of the better colour schemes on these cars. Leather seats and aircon and I'd be knocking on your door.
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I see it becoming a classic. Just through its growing popularity & reducing numbers on the road. As said if it doesnt sell il keep it. Thanks for your advice though.
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As you've spent out a lot in recent times and obviously love the car, why are you selling it?
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No reason i Just thought i would stick it out there.
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Well good luck with that. I mean that in a totally non facetious way. I don't think I've come across a type of car that has been more problematic to value than a Volvo 9 series. You can pick up a decent runner for less than 400 or end up splurging 4000 on one that is also for sale on these forums. Book value for these according to insurers, comes in at >300 so unless you've got an agreed value, there's no point spending the extra on the more expensive ones for sale.

I think the whole spiel about them 'fast becoming classics' is completely moot as something is either a classic, or it's not. And I don't think someone who has money to spend on a classic car is going to be looking at a Volvo wagon of this generation. But to be fair, it looks tidy and it sounds like you've looked after it and as you've priced out most of the people who'd be looking for a manual to drive sideways, hopefully you'll get a conscientious buyer who's looking to get another 20+ years out of this car.

I do think the white with the coloured indicators was one of the better colour schemes on these cars. Leather seats and aircon and I'd be knocking on your door.

I disagree, the values which insurance companies work to mean nothing. What someone is prepared to pay in the real world is the relevant topic here. I don't know exactly what 'becoming a classic' means but values are rising. A clean 115k 2.3 turbo 97 car went for 2900 recently on bids on ebay...that says it all for me.
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Thats my view too.
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A classic car is an older automobile; the exact definition varies around the world. The common theme is of an older car with enough historical interest to be collectable and worth preserving or restoring rather than scrapping. Cars 20 years and older typically fall into the classic class.
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