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Volvo 240 Turbo with Police and Taxi Package

Sale price: $1,525.00 make an offer

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Manufacturer: Volvo
Model: 240
Year: 1985
Type: Sedan
Color: Blue
Mileage: 208,761
Engine: 4 Cylinder Turbo (B21FT)
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: Turbo
Interior Color: Blue
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Volvo 240 Turbo with Police and Taxi Package for sale

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  • Volvo 240 Turbo with Police and Taxi Package
  • Volvo 240 Turbo with Police and Taxi Package
  • Volvo 240 Turbo with Police and Taxi Package
  • Volvo 240 Turbo with Police and Taxi Package
  • Volvo 240 Turbo with Police and Taxi Package
  • Volvo 240 Turbo with Police and Taxi Package
  • Volvo 240 Turbo with Police and Taxi Package
  • Volvo 240 Turbo with Police and Taxi Package
  • Volvo 240 Turbo with Police and Taxi Package
  • Volvo 240 Turbo with Police and Taxi Package
  • Volvo 240 Turbo with Police and Taxi Package
  • Volvo 240 Turbo with Police and Taxi Package

Here we have a hard to find 1985 Volvo 240 Turbo with the very rare "Police and Taxi" package.  Believed to have been a Scarborough. nbsp;Maine Police Cruiser during the mid 1980's. we acquired this very special 240 four years ago from a local marque specialist who had owned the car since 1989. He had kept the car in dry. indoor storage for most of that time. Though we have thoroughly enjoyed owning and driving the car. we have found over the past year that we have just not been driving it enough to justify keeping. We would rather see it driven and enjoyed by a fellow Volvo enthusiast.
For those who don't know. the Police and Taxi package consisted of: -Slightly taller. stiffer springs. (Similar spring rate to the standard Turbos. but rather than sitting lower the car actually sits slightly higher than a standard 240)-Special upholstery with fabric centers surrounded by vinyl-Rubber flooring mats in place of carpeting-Larger. brighter dome light-Power trunk release-Goose neck lights on the B-Pillars for both driver and passenger. (The passenger side light needs a new switch)-Billy club holders. (Driver's side is missing. but the passenger side is present)-"Heavy Duty" automatic transmission-Larger ball joints and tie rods (This is how they came from the factory. I do not know if the larger fittings are still present. I do know they are hard to come by)-Fitting for a disposable plastic or vinyl "sheet" that could be unrolled from the parcel shelf to cover the back seat for those less than tidy unscrupulous passengers
This is one of the tightest driving 240's I've been in. It is also faster than any stock 240 turbo I've driven. The consensus is that something was done by Volvo to give these cars a little more oomph. but I could not determine exactly what that was. The car runs and drives very well. The transmission shifts beautifully. and seems far more adept at "holding" a gear when appropriate than other automatic 240s I've drien. The car is a blast to drive and always attracts attention from other enthusiasts. We have all service records since we've owned the car. Oil changes were done on time and the car has been well cared for in the 30k or so miles we've put on it. We only used 91 octane fuel. The car was just given an ignition tune up and recently passed Maine state inspection without issue. I do know that it is due for a timing belt change.  
The body is overall solid. but there is some rust starting to creep in along the door bottoms and a few other isolated spots including the "butt cheeks" and fender lips. The car was repainted at some point to a good standard. but the paint is starting to show its age. There are the usual chips. dings. and imperfections you would expect from a car of this age. The car looks better than many 240s of this vintage. but it is not perfect. Please note that a few of the photos show the old grill with the Volvo logo removed. A turbo "egg-crate" grill has been installed which you'll see in other photos. The car is currently riding on the included steel wheels and snow tires. The Virgos pictured in some of the photos are included with the sale
The interior is in very good condition. The seats. door cards. headliner. and rubber floors are in great condition. The dash has the usual cracks and is currently covered by a dash mat. There is a basic. older shaft style radio in the lower cubby that works and doesn't work depending on it's mood. There are two speakers. one in each door. but only the passenger side works. We only really listen to MPBN. so this was adequate for our needs. The oil pressure gauge always reads 5 bar. which is likely a ground issue with the gauge or sender. The oil pressure light works fine. The heat is strong. but the blower motor is sometimes noisy.  
Other known flaws include a small coolant leak from the radiator. and the power steering pump leaks a bit as well. (This 240 never had A/C. and features the hard to find "A/C-Delete" power steering bracket. ) A new exhaust (Intermediate pipe. under axle pipe. nbsp;muffler. and tailpipe) was recently installed after a large bump broke the old intermediate pipe. however it was installed quickly and. while solid. could use some adjust to make it fit properly. The power locks work. but the driver side rear door must be locked and unlocked manually in cold weather. When the outside temperature is below 15 or so degrees. the car will take a few tries to start. This is likely due to the control pressure regulator. When above 15 degrees the car starts instantly. As mentioned before. the body is solid. but there are some flaws. The undercarriage is in great condition.  
A box of parts is included with the car. along with two sets of wheels and tires. 15 inch steel wheels with Hankook snow tires are currently mounted. (The snows have one. maybe two seasons left in them) A set of Virgos with summer tires is included with the car. (The tires are mismatched. though both pairs are Michelin brand tires. ) Two of the summer tires are new. the other two are older. but have some life left in them.  
I have described the car as best I can. More photos are available upon request. Remember this is a 29 year old car and it has it's share of flaws. Please look at the photos CAREFULLY and ask questions BEFORE bidding. The car is bing sold as is. where is. I ask that buyers with zero feedback please contact me before bidding. I would encourage anyone interested in the car to come see the it in person. Please feel free to contact me with any and all questions.  
A $500 deposit is due within 48 hours of the auction ending. Full payment is due within 7 days. We do have a title for the car. but Maine does not issue titles on vehicles of this age. so it is in the previous owner's name. The car is being sold with a bill of sale only. but the title will be included to show a trail of ownership. If you have any specific questions on this please contact me.
Thank you. and good luck bidding!

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