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Maddy up for sale (potentially) 1979 244 DL Saloon

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Old Mar 30th, 2009, 15:01   #1
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Dear all,

Due to a change in circumstances all my fleet is up for sale as I need to trim it down by at least 2 cars therefore I am offering the wonderful 244 DL Saloon known as Maddy to members.

Steve did a great thread on her here:

http://www.volvoforums.org.uk/showthread.php?t=63663

where you can get a comprehensive history.

Since getting Maddy I have put 1100 miles on the clock, bought but not yet installed electronic ignition, dismantelled and fixed the stalling issue (identified as a bit of vinyl in the reconditioned carb float chamber - must have fallen in there when the carb was reconditioned - by a professional as well!)

the car needs the timing set properly and could do with a good tune up

I have just put another 6 months tax on here and she is MOT'd till June - I do not envisage any issues on the MOT.

I will be looking for 750 which is what I paid for her.

Like I say, I am not forced to sell her but will be open to interest form members.

This is a wonderful, if not wholly original example of what is becoming a rare car just now - I absolutely love her and hope that it will be one of the other fleet that goes before Maddy.
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Old Apr 3rd, 2009, 20:41   #2
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Really sad to see this up for sale again

It better go to a loving home, or else!

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Maddy will only go to an enthisiast, the main reason why I am looking for a new home for her is that I have lost my garage space and she will suffer in the Edinburgh climate which, as those of you who know Edinburgh, is bloody awful for a car. I have some serious interest from mainland Europe and Maddy could be going to be a show car over the channel.

Rest assured she will only go to somone who can preserve her

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http://s694.photobucket.com/albums/vv309/scootersphoto/

here are some photos of the boot and under the bonnet
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ok, as you can see from the photos there is no corrosion on this car - however what there is is oxidation of some very small 1-2mm points on the paint. Also under the bonnet there is oxidation which has appeared after a winter drive in february through a snow storm. This car will need rustproofing - as the previous owner used it as a show car all the rustproofing has been washed off. What you can see is what happens to a car after 5 weeks exposure to the British winter especially with the salt on the roads. If I were to keep Maddy she would be going to Rustmaster for a complete treatment.
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dear all,
Maddy is now sold. She will be leaving Blighty and going to live in the Netherlands with a true volvo nut who will be keeping her in the style she deserves to be kept. I am sure he will be updating us of her adventures there.

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