Check Out This Incredibly Clean 1991 Volvo 240

I don’t know what to say, guys- this incredibly clean 1991 Volvo 240 popped up on Bring a Trailer a few days ago, and I didn’t spot the auction listing until today. As I type this, there are less than two hours left until the auction’s close- which is really cutting it close for any of my readers (both of you!) who are using this site to, you know, actually buy a car.

Granted, this time-capsule 240 sedan isn’t quite as exciting as the S60-engined 242 coupe from a few weeks ago, but it’s concourse-perfect condition definitely makes it one worth looking into. You can read the original sellers’ listing, below, and head over to the original link for even more great pictures and service records of this classic Volvo. Enjoy!


    No Reserve: 1991 Volvo 240

    This 1991 Volvo 240 is reportedly a lifetime California car that was acquired by the seller in 2013 from its original owner in Santa Barbara. This largely stock sedan is finished in white over blue and receives power from a 2.3-liter inline-four paired with a four-speed automatic gearbox. The seller has added nearly 25k miles during his ownership, and work within the past 10k included an air conditioning service with a new compressor along with new rear brakes, a tune-up, and more. This 240 recently passed a California emissions test and is offered at no reserve with a binder of service records from new, original books and accessories, and a clear California title.

    White paint is shown up close in a number of photos below. The seller notes a handful of dings and burn-through at a crease on the hood. Window tint was reportedly applied early in the vehicle’s life.

    Some cracking is present on the dash. The seller indicates that gauges and switches work as intended. A new air conditioning compressor, dryer, and expansion valve were installed within the past 10k miles, and the system is said to work well. A modern stereo has been fitted, and the speedometer was reportedly rebuilt 15k miles ago. The odometer shows just under 135k miles.

    In preparation for the sale, the 2.3-liter inline-four received a new set of spark plugs and wires as well as an intake manifold gasket, valve cover gasket, and fuel filter. The last timing belt and water pump service was performed approximately 15k miles ago.

    Service work performed within the past 10k miles included new rear brake calipers and rotors as well the installation of replacement driveshaft center support bearing. Additional photos of the undercarriage are provided in the gallery below.

    Over 75 work orders are contained in a binder documenting maintenance performed throughout the vehicle’s life. The factory service booklet was stamped by the selling dealership for the first 50k miles. Also included are the original spare tire, jack, and a factory tool kit complete with gloves.


Source | More Photos: Bring a Trailer.

I've been in and around the car industry for over twenty years. Sometimes racing, sometimes selling, sometimes fixing- sometimes, even just washing!- but Cars and Trucks and Things That Go are what I'm all about.