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Date: 2015-12-19
Hidid your beautiful volvo sell? Id love a 1993 wagon in this color. Regards,Kevin kevin (from Australia) offered 2,000 gbp
Date: 2016-04-14
stuart parkinson (from London) offered 3000 gbp
Date: 2016-04-30
Please advice on the shipping MARK JAMES (from SUBANG JAYA ,MALAYSIA) offered 3700 usd
Date: 2016-04-30
MARK JAMES (from Subang jaya Malaysia) offered 3270 gbp
Car location: Faringdon, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Volvo
Model: 240
Year: 1991
Type: estate
Doors: 5
Color: Blue
Mileage: 64,200
Seats: 5
Engine: 2,316
Transmission: automatic
Fuel: Petrol
Drive side: Right-hand drive
Previous Owners: 2
Safety Features: Rear seat belts
Interior/Comfort Options: Electric heated seats, Power-assisted Steering (PAS), Power Locks, Power Windows, Sunroof
In-Car Audio: AM/FM Stereo, Cassette Player
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A magnificent 1991 Volvo 240 GL automatic estate.


First registered in Volvo's name for a month but supplied new to an elderly Lady who kept it until September 2011.


Presented today in lovely  original condition with all its factory applied paint finish. panels and glass.


Just 64. 00 miles supported by one of the most comprehensive Service history's that we have ever seen with invoices in the file amounting to £7. 00 for servicing and routine maintenance alone.


Cherished and garaged all its life and without doubt amongst the finest of examples left.



In August 1974. Volvo presented a new generation of cars. the 240 and the 260.


These new models had been developed from the 140 series and to look at were similar to their predecessors. However. changes included a new front. large bumpers and a developed chassis. featuring a front-wheel suspension system of the McPherson Type.


The overall safety of the driver and passengers in the event of a crash was greatly improved with very large front and rear end crumple zones.


The Volvo 240 series of saloons and estates represents all that has become synonymous with the word Volvo - safety reliability and rugged longevity. Volvo did not change things for the sake of change. which is why the 240 ran for so long. but they did constantly keep the cars equipped with modern innovations though maintaining a certain simplicity that endeared them to so many users.


The final 240's bound for the UK left the Swedish production lines over 20 years ago. To many. especially those who favored the enormous load capacity of the estate. it was a huge loss and left a gap in the market yet to be filled.


Today 4 decades since they were introduced and 2 decades since they were last available new 240's have already entered the classic car arena.  


The later early 1990's Estates are becoming highly sought after by those who like the idea of the shear amount that you can get in them coupled with their reliability and 'Modern car features' that make them such a versatile. and useable classic in the making and outstanding value.


Low mileage. well maintained estate versions are rare as they are snapped up by those who also realise the potential investment opportunities as well as practical motoring with some fun and enjoyment along the way.


H294 HDX


A Volvo 240 GL auto Estate first registered on the 30th May 1991 to the Manufacturers. Volvo Concessionaires Ltd Ipswich. However supplied new By Clover Leaf Volvo of Basingstoke. later to become Alan Gibson Ltd. and with just 17 miles (according to the pre delivery inspection sheet in the file and dated 29 June 1991) on the 2nd July 1991 to its first owner a Lady who lived locally.


The first owner who was approaching retirement when she bought H294 HDX had researched the model quite thoroughly before making the decision to go ahead.


Newspaper cuttings and Volvo books and brochures are still present in the history file.


Her new Volvo was to be a car that would take her through her retirement she made sure it was always garaged when not in use.


The first owner cherished H294 HDX for over 20 years - it was her absolute pride and joy and she maintained it exactly as the manufactures recommended that she should - mostly with the supplying dealer and without regard for cost.


She fastidiously kept absolutely everything that she ever received to do with H284 HDX in a file that is several inches thick. Every invoice. every item of correspondence from dealers and from Volvo itself - all with hand written comments and detail added by herself. every MOT. every tax disc and so on.


In late 2011. when the first owner was well into her eighties. H294 HDX was acquired by its second owner. a Volvo enthusiast who used the car infrequently but on a regular basis.


22 years since it was new and approaching the magic 25 years before it is classed as a classic (although for insurance purposes you should find that it already is) H294

HDX retains - all of its factory applied panels and paint finish in fact there is no sign that there has ever been any previous paint rectification carried out. It is a remarkably rust free example and it is hard to believe that the car is over 2 decades old.

It is completely standard. original and unmolested.


Finished in Atlantic Blue with Blue Plush trim.  




As the owner aged H294 HDX acquired a few minor parking dents. The worse of which. although hardly noticeable at all. is to the top front of the o/s/f wing above the side moulding. You can just about make it out in the pictures. and would easily be removed without the need for paintwork.


There are some light scuffs to the bumper caps. a few stone chips and minor blemishes have been touched in with a touch up brush.


As we have said the bodywork is totally original with factory fitted panels and factory applied paint which retains a good lustre.


The boot. bonnet and door shuts are also unmarked and rust free as is the underside of the doors.


There has never been any welding and none is required.




Fantastic! The interior is in first-rate original condition.


Never smoked in.


The seats. carpets (covered from new). door cards. centre consul and dash are in excellent condition.


Factory fitted rear seat belts.



Exceptionally clean.


There are no signs of oil leeks and nothing seems untoward.


Original stickers are all still in place.


There is no sign of corrosion at all.




The exceptionally large load area. enormous with the rear seat folded. is outstandingly clean with minimal marking - virtually as new.


This is not a 240 that has been used for carrying large objects. although it is certainly more than capable of doing so.


It has not been used for moving builders rubble or even garden waste. in fact looking at it we doubt that it has ever been used for moving anything at all. Not even animals and especially not Dogs. which is rare and desirable with the 240 estate!  


Spare wheel with original tyre.


Complete tool kit. Jack warning triangle all stored in the useful underfloor compartment.


Unmarked boot carpet. rear seat back and side carpeting.




This is a car that has had no expense spared on its upkeep and the minute you turn the key you know it.


It starts on the button with automatic choke.


There is a classic feel to the high up driving position but with a secure modern sense.


The drive is smooth. quiet and tight; you could be forgiven for thinking that you were in a car just a few years old rather that one of over 22.


There is no sign of smoke no untoward noises.


The gears change up and down just as they should.


The power steering feels light and responsive.


The 240 GL was classed as an executive Estate and the level of equipment reflects this. and everything tested works as it should.


The current MOT is until September but will with give it a new one before auction end.  




The owner of H294 HDX as we have said was meticulous and kept all documents and records of work done along with past M. O. T's etc.



V5c current logbook original logbook old style V5c current M. O. T till June 2014 All old mot certificates from its first in 1994. service invoices about £7. 00 in total. Many letters to and from the supplying dealer and Volvo. Volvo plastic wallet with service book 20 stamps with year by year records and technician's individual notes.  and Volvo dealer directory. hand book. Instruction book for the radio cassette. warrantee documents pre delivery check sheet. brochures newspaper cuttings and Volvo books




This is such a proper. honest. original and reliable 240 GL Estate what you see is what you get.


Good low mileage and original 240's estates especially with auto box. are now becoming hard to find and as they enter the classic arena they. as have their predecessors before them. are becoming very desirable and sought after.


This car is a very sound example. is remarkably rust free and original with 1 elderly lady owner from new until recently.


It is presented in neigh on show condition. needs nothing doing and is ready to use and enjoy - be it for your retro daily car with a huge carrying capacity or for an investment to use just on that special occasion or indeed to show.


It has been cared for without regard to expense and has the most compressive documented evidence of this that we have ever seen.   Taxed MOT'ed and checked over by our mechanic it  goes without saying that it should provide reliable and trouble free classic motoring.




Low mileage. history. condition. and originality will contribute greatly to the value of any classic.


This car tops all these categories and as such will be of great interest to collectors and enthusiasts. however. it will also appeal to those who just want to use it and cherish it – in the same way its previous owner did.


Volvos have a big following they are renowned for their safety and reliability. Here is a rare opportunity to acquire one of the best 240 estates left with that important automatic gear box.


With the reserve set at closer to two thousand pounds than to three thousand pounds it's hard to see how you can go wrong really.


It would seem an awful lot of classic car (any car) for the money - it won't break the bank to buy or maintain and kept in this condition should be a very wise investment for the future.  




We will. of course. be happy for serious buyers to view the car by appointment and with reasonable notice. although we will always do our best to accommodate. prior to auction end. However. please bear in mind the expected final price above.


If you are unsure of being able to acquire the relevant funds equal to the expected final price you should question. for both our sakes. whether you should come to view.


Please be sure that this is the vehicle that you want before you bid. If you have any doubt come and see it first or at the very least telephone. However. if you require someone else to sanction the purchase. i. e. your wife's permission. please get it before you come to view.


If you do want to view or ask for any more information please call David. on 07771 567567 or e-mail via ebay. We really are very approachable and welcome any questions about the vehicle.




We endeavour. on the whole. to offer original. genuine. exceptionally low mileage and unrestored cars from the 1970. and 1980. .


Almost all cars from this era have had a little paint rectification carried out at some time during their 20-40 years. However there is. of course. a huge difference between rectification of paint work and total vehicle restoration.


Paint rectification at the factory post production line or. indeed. by the supplying dealer was common in the 70's and 80's when most cars were sprayed by hand as opposed to today's automated processes. From time to time we will offer a car that has had some paint rectification for these reasons or perhaps to localised areas following parking mishaps etcetera.


Occasionally we may offer a car that has had rather more paint rectification although we will always endeavour to make this known in the description. It will be very rare however for us to offer a car that has had a full restoration. and only then if we have satisfied ourselves of the quality of the work.


It is becoming extremely difficult to obtain an unrestored 20-40 year old car. By and large they were just not built to last in the 70's and 80's. However. if you do find an original example that's survived the chances are that. if looked after. it should last for many more years. after all it will only have lasted this long because it will have had little use and been extraordinarily well cared for previously. The same. unfortunately. is far less likely to be able to be said for a car that has under gone renovation.


We think that you simply cannot beat a straight original example of any item. There is a school of thought that believes that if you take something apart and then put it back together you are just recreating that item in a false attempt to make it as it was in its former glory. and that no matter how well a vehicle has been restored it can only be original once.


Whereas we know that many restorations are done to the highest standards we believe that there are far more that are not. Who really knows what skulduggery may lie beneath a car that has possibly covered hundreds of thousands of miles then been restored at least one time or maybe even more than once! In our view if a car has required restoration then by default it must have become worn out. tired and have most probably been neglected.


It is interesting to note that of late we have sold some of our finest original quality cars to some of that particular Marques top and best known restorers - not for them to restore but for them to keep! Even they know. in their hearts. that one thing is for sure - a car that has been the subject of restoration. no matter how good will. almost with out exception. lack the spirit and soul of an original example and probably cost 3 times as much to complete and be worth less than half the an original example when done!




By Bidding on any item it will be deemed that you have read understood and accept these conditions.


ZERO RATED BIDDERS OR BIDDERS WITH A RATING OF LESS THAN 10. please read the conditions that apply to you below.


Contacts. location

The vehicle is in South West Oxfordshire. 15 minutes from the A34 at Oxford (M40 from London or Birmingham) or 20 minutes from Swindon East Junction of the M4.

Mobile 07771 567567

E-mail via ebay

Before you enter a bid

Please be sure that this is the vehicle that you want. that you are happy with and understand the description. that you understand the rules of ebay and that you have read these terms and conditions.



We have included a full and honest description and photographs which many people will feel happy to buy from. The description endeavours to be as informative as practically possible but is not. obviously. meticulous with regard to every individual part or area of the vehicle and is intended to represent an overview and not a thorough condition assessment report.


Please remember that all vehicles deteriorate as soon as they leave the factory. just some to a lesser degree than others. This is not a new vehicle and common sense. giving consideration to its age and mileage. should prevail. Any references to condition should be taken in the context of age of vehicle.


If you require any further information regarding specific areas please just ask. BEFORE YOU BID.


We are a business selling on ebay it is important to us to maintain our good seller's reputation and ensure that our customers are completely satisfied. Therefore it is positively not in our interest to deliberately miss-describe the vehicle.


Finally so confident are we that our description is a fair representation of the vehicle that if. on collection. it is not and there are obvious serious imperfections or serious faults. not previously mentioned. we will not expect you to proceed. However please do not interpret this genuine good practice offer as a way out of not paying. or paying less for a vehicle that you have legally bought for the amount bid at the auction end.


All photographs in the listing are taken by us using a digital camera. They are recent and are often taken just hours before the listing is posted. Other shots may be available please just ask and let us have an email address. All photographs are copyrighted and may not be used elsewhere without our express written permission.

Test drive

You will be able to take the vehicle on an accompanied test drive before you pay for it but will only be able to not proceed if you find a major mechanical fault that has not been mentioned in the description.

When you bid

By bidding you are agreeing and legally bound. if your bid is highest and the reserve is reached. to unconditionally buy the vehicle for the price that you have bid.

Negative. zero rated. international bidders or bidders with a score of less than 10 please call or e-mail before you bid with a landline number and address. We accept that just because you don't have a high score does not mean that you are not serious. but we do need to check you are real. that you clearly understand the rules and your intentions are good-you hear of some horrible tales!.


Far be it for us to tell you how to go about bidding. However. over the years we have had some bitterly disappointed bidders who placed there best and final bid just to late.


We understand why you might leave your bidding until the final few seconds however please at least make sure that you are signed in to your ebay account. one of our customers recently missed a car that he had searched for for years because when he went to bid he had been logged out and had not left himself time to re enter his password!


It may be to your advantage to take independent advice on the best way to bid. You are welcome to call 07771 567567 after the auction end should your bid not have been successful.

Reserve and buy it now price

As is the way with auctions. we will not normally divulge the reserve price or issue a buy it now price. if we do from time to time we will state so in the description.


In fairness to all bidders we will not end the auction early and let it run its course. except on the very rear occasion of the vehicle being advertised elsewhere.


Please. do not ask what the reserve is set at we really are unable to say any more about the reserve than we already have under the value section.



If you are the winner

The Successful bidder should contact us within 12 hours of auction end. Preferably  by email. via ebay. and by telephone 07771 567567.


An invoice will be issued for the full amount via ebay with instructions how to pay the deposit via Paypal.


All buyers must pay a £200 Deposit via Paypal or cash within 24 hours of end of auction.


In all cases the balances. after the £200 deposit above or any additional deposit below. must be paid within 7 days of auction end.


The total Balance to be paid by Cash U. K pounds on collection or bank transfer prior to collection. We will transfer the money back should we not proceed for misrepresentation reasons as outlined above.


If you are unable to provide the above we will require an additional deposit of 10% of the sale price paid in cash or via Paypal within 48 hours of the auction end. You will then be able to give us a personal cheque or bankers draft provided they are drawn on a U. K bank either of these will need to be cleared and funds drawn against them prior to the vehicle being released. Sorry there can be no exceptions and deposits are not refundable.


The vehicle must be collected within 7 days of auction end unless otherwise agreed. We will assist you with collection where we can and will email full directions on how to find us.

Please give us as much notice of required collection time and date as possible. If you are delayed its not normally a problem please just let us know. We would ask that you ring us when you are an hour or so away from us.

We reserve the right to charge for storage if the vehicle is not collected within 7 days of auction end.

We do check our vehicles over before sale but please remember that the vehicles we sell often are many years old and some of them have had none or very little recent use. Occasionally things can unexpectedly go wrong. Allow plenty of time for your journey. especially if you are catching a ferry and it may be a good idea to have AA or RAC cover. this is not a reflection on this particular car just good general advice for any older/classic car user.


We are happy to pickup the buyer from Oxford or Swindon Station; delivery of the vehicle or collection of the buyer from elsewhere may be possible at extra cost – just ask. We will always try to be flexible and help where we can


AIRPORTS. Provided that the reserve price has been met we do offer a collection service from Birmingham. Luton. Heathrow or Bristol Airports. subject to suitable times. We charge a nominal £25. 00 for this. For costs where the reserve has not been met or other locations please enquire.


Delivery. we do have a tow vehicle and are able to hire a trailer big enough for most cars. please enquire.


Non paying bidders will be reported to ebay and may be referred to an international debt collection agency.


The successful bidder should ensure that the vehicle is insured by them at auction end.


Bidders from outside the U. K. welcome but please call before bidding.


Descriptions. terms conditions and pictures used in this listing are copyrighted and my not be used without the authors express permission.


Items bought at auction do not have warranty.


You will not be disappointed with this vehicle so please start your bidding now- best of Luck.


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Comments and questions to the seller:

from Simon, dated 25 april 2016
Hi, is the blue Volvo GL estate still for sale? I imagine not but the ad appears to be live? Could you let me know? Thanks, Simon

from Simon, dated 25 april 2016
Hi, is the blue Volvo GL estate still for sale? I imagine not but the ad appears to be live? Could you let me know? Thanks, Simon

from johan, dated 27 august 2015
do you have the 'history' with the car?
mileage genuine?
what abouth rust ?

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