One of the most renowned of all the Volvos– all the Swedish autos, for that issue– offered in the USA is as well as constantly will certainly be the brick-shaped 200 collection, which might be bought brand-new right here from the 1975 version year completely via1993 It was a development of the earlier 140 collection as well as looked virtually the same to its forefather from any type of back angle, the 240 (as well as, to a much minimal level, 260) stays the most well-known Volvo ever before made. Due to the fact that these autos were fairly durable as well as influenced such dedication from their proprietors, lots of them stay when driving to now … which implies lots of them wear annually as well as wind up taking that last tow-truck trip to the boneyard. Right here’s a bread-and-butter mid-1980 s 244, with the practical four-on-the-floor overdrive guidebook transmission as well as well-oxidized Richelieu Red paint, located in a self-service backyard near Denver, Colorado.
Before the 1980 version year, U.S.-market Volvo 200 s were called according to an extremely rational system: the version name was a three-digit number, with the initial number showing the auto collection, the 2nd number standing for the variety of engine cyndrical tubes, as well as the 3rd number revealing the variety of doors. Generally, the trim degree would certainly follow that. Simply to perplex every person, Volvo eliminated whatever however the trim degrees when recognizing these autos. Hence, this auto would certainly have been badged as a 244 DL throughout the 1975-1979 duration, but also for the initial fifty percent of the 1980 s it was called merely the Volvo DL.
Obviously, every person that understands old Volvos today simply calls this a 244, duration. DL meant Deluxe, so obviously it was the least expensive trim degree. The market price on this auto began at $11,085, or regarding $31,090 in 2021 bucks. That was less costly than a brand-new BMW 320 i ($13,290 or $37,275 currently), however a lot more costly than even more effective as well as glamorous Japanese rivals such as the Datsun 810 Maxima by Nissan ($10,869 or $30,485 today) as well as Mazda 626 Deluxe Car ($ 8,895 or $24,950 today).
If you demanded a transmission in your ’83 DL car, the cost rose an extra 390 dollars, or regarding $1,094 currently. This auto has the base four-speed guidebook with the overdrive activated by a turn on the change handle.
With 107 horse power from this 2.3-liter straight-four engine, this auto had not been specifically fast. It evaluated much less than 3,000 extra pounds (regardless of its heavyset look), so it obtained out of its very own means well sufficient when outfitted with a hand-operated transmission.
I do not assume I have actually ever before located a junkyard 240 with an odometer analysis this reduced prior to this auto. Maybe the speedometer wire damaged around 1991.
A/c! That’s a little bit pointless for the type of individual that got among these autos brand-new in the very early 1980 s, however it does fume in Colorado.
I can not consider a better suited auto for a trainee of faith in 1983.
All proof indicates an auto that invested its whole occupation ahead Array Colorado.
It’s extremely initial as well as never corroded, so why really did not a person wait? More than likely, every fancier of old Volvos around right here has adequate jobs currently, as well as a dime-a-dozen DL car does not obtain the type of love that an Amazon.com or perhaps a 242 may obtain.