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1986 Volvo 240 DL Wagon

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  • Sold forTag$3,250
  • Ended
    Fri, Nov 25
    10:07 pm UTC
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  • LocationPin outlineChandler, Arizona


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Mileage556,828 Kilometers
Engine 2.3-liter inline-four
Addenda and Errata

Please note that this 240 DL Wagon currently features a non-functioning odometer.

Please note that additional photos have been added of the engine compartment, wheel wells and undercarriage.

Please note that a cold start and driving video has been added.



240 DL Wagon Cold Start and Drive Video

The Volvo 200-series was introduced in autumn of 1974 and almost instantaneously cemented itself as a cult-classic. Beloved by commuters and car enthusiasts alike, the boxy, slab-sided 240 wagon won customers over with its populist and practical design, and later with its race-derived turbocharged power in the GLT Turbo. Nicknamed the ‘brick’ for its shape but also its incredibly robust build quality, the 200 Series is considered by many to be the most reliable car ever built. As a testament to that claim, this 1986 240 DL Wagon has covered a remarkable 556,828 kilometers. Please note that this 240 DL Wagon currently features a non-functioning odometer. While it isn't pristine, this 240 is a solid, honest example primed for modification or a sympathetic restoration.


  • Powered by the legendarily reliable 2.3-liter ‘B230’ inline-four mated to a four-speed manual transmission with factory overdrive

  • First model year to receive the last major restyling of the 240, featuring new fenders, lower body plastic guards, smaller turn signals, and composite headlamps

  • Wears a high-quality repaint in Volvo Silver Metallic circa 2013 over gray cloth upholstery 

  • Recent service highlights include a complete fuel system replacement and timing belt change in May of 2022

  • Equipped with an upgraded IPD VX camshaft and front suspension chassis stiffeners

  • Rides on upgraded Volvo 240 Turbo wheels 

  • The seller states that this 240 was used as a commuter car, enjoying dutiful oil changes every 5000 miles


  • Five-spoke Volvo 240 Turbo 15-inch wheels

  • Painted front lip spoiler

  • Manually-adjustable driver's seat with lumbar

  • Fold-flat rear bench

  • Central locking

  • Air-conditioning

  • Aftermarket stereo

  • Rear window defroster

Known Flaws

  • Non-functioning odometer.

  • Yellowed front headlights

  • Exterior rubber and plastic trim is weathered 

  • Some curb rash on the wheels, rear wheels missing center caps

  • Wear and discoloration on the cloth upholstery

  • Cracks in the dashboard

  • Wear on the interior touch points

  • Scuffs and scratches on the door cards

Included With The Sale

  • Two keys

  • New bolt-on catalytic converter

  • Complete set of factory service manuals

  • Service receipts 

Ownership History

Originally sold in Canada before being imported to California in 1990. This Volvo remained with its current owner Santa Cruz, California for the next 20 years, eventually finding its way to Arizona in 2013 when it was placed in storage. The car was mechanically recommissioned after emerging from storage earlier this year.


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