Volvo 340

FOR SALE
A marvellous family-owned Volvo 340 with just 22,241 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Side protection mouldings, impact wraparound bumpers, steel door bars, laminated windscreen, tinted glass, halogen headlamps, headlamp wash/wipe, front and rear wash/wipe, heated rear window, high level brake light, opening rear quarter windows, analogue clock, padded steering wheel, orthopedically designed front seats, lumber support, heated front seats, easy access rear seats, door pockets, cigar lighter, folding rear seats, Volvo VC 608 stereo cassette. Dealer Accessories; Volvo floor trays front and rear, Volvo collapsable storage box, Volvo first aid cushion.

EXTERIOR
Finished in classic Petrol Blue, (Code 232), this family owned and very low mileage example boasts a glorious deep uniform shine. Volvo paintwork from this era was famous for its multi-layer treatment and this example is certainly no exception with a polished mirror finish. All body panels have uniform shut lines and some remedial cosmetic repairs have been carried out to the front lower valance. All protective mouldings and rubber trim is free from damage are the lights and badges. All glass is etched with the Volvo logo and still attached are the Volvo radio code stickers. The bumpers are fully intact with bright chrome trim and some very light scratches barely worthy of mention. Volvo branded supplying dealer number plates and tax disc holder are still fitted. Door and boot shuts are very clean. A fantastic car that further cemented Volvo’s reputation for safety and build quality but is now a model virtually extinct.

INTERIOR
The interior of this 340 is a retro delight! Finished in Grey Tweed, (Code 6923), the seats and overall interior condition reflect that of a low mileage and cherished example. The front orthopaedic seats are heated and offer wonderful armchair comfort. The carpets have been protected by dealer fit Volvo rubber floortrays in the front and rear. The impact absorbing headlining is tight and free from marks and discolouration. All switchgear, gauges and dash warning lights function correctly. The standard Volvo VC 608 stereo radio cassette is operational although the display is partially distorted. A supremely comfortable and functional 340 interior promoting a pleasant and safe driving environment.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The B14.4E (economy) engine of 1397cc produces 69bhp and 106Nm of torque and upholds the reputation of bullet proof reliability. With electronic ignition mapping the microprocessor constantly scans its memory bank of 2048 possible timing points and matches timing precisely to the engines operating conditions giving improved efficiency and responsive performance. The immaculate engine bay display factory plates and labels and the spare wheel is mounted to the inner wing and still wears the factory fitted Dunlop SP6 tyre! The 5-speed manual gearbox is light yet sturdy.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 13” steel wheels have genuine Volvo hubcaps and are in very good condition. Matching brand 155/80 R13 tyres have ample tread. A dual-circuit servo-assisted brake system with discs up front bring the car to a straight and steady halt. An additional high level rear brake light is fitted as standard as you would expect from safety-conscious Volvo!

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by Main Dealers F.R.F Volvo in Swansea, a dealership who are still in business today, the car was registered new on the 12th January 1990. This wonderful 340 has covered just 22,241 miles from new in the ownership of three generations of one family. KGF Classic Cars are delighted to have purchased this example from Mr Atkins whose Grandfather purchased the car new before it was passed to his Son and then Grandson. A letter from Mr Atkins, (Grandson and keen Volvo Club Member), confirms the ownership history and that the car has always been garaged. Remarkably the ultra-rare and near impossible to replace genuine Volvo accessory All-round collapsable storage box, first aid cushion and floortrays have been passed down and kept by the owners. Even better is the ‘Volvo Lifetime Care…..For Permanent Peace of Mind’ cassette supplied to the first owner on handover that has been kept and still in its cassette box!

The Volvo document wallet holds the handbooks and spare keys complete with F.R.F Volvo fob. A folder holds comprehensive MOT records dating back to 1995 as well as invoices and receipts. Completing the history file are brochures for the 340/360 range and accessories and a 1989 Volvo range brochure and price list. A service was carried out in April 2024 at 22,241 miles. Next stop, the Hagerty Festival of the Unexceptional and retro outings!

MOT February 2025 and HPI Clear.

Volvo S70

SORRY NOW SOLD – SIMILAR WANTED

A pampered Volvo S70, enthusiast owned from new and just 33,069 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Colour co-ordinated bumpers and door mirrors, vented wheel covers, SIPS (Side Impact Protection System), SIPS airbags, driver’s airbag, front seat belt pretensioners, 5 three-point seat belts, head restraints to all five seats, ABS, tinted windows, remote central deadlocking, power steering, electric front and rear windows, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors. Winter Pack; Headlamp wash/wipe, heated front seats, TRACS traction control. Luxury Pack; Dual climate control, leather faced upholstery, electric driver’s seat with memory, red wood dash board, SC805 RDS radio cassette, cruise control, cupholders, illuminated driver’s vanity mirror. Factory Options; Metallic paint, automatic transmission. Dealer Accessories; Genuine Volvo headlamp protectors, mud flaps, genuine Volvo locking wheel nuts, Volvo carpet mats, additional Volvo winter over mats, boot carpet protector, genuine Volvo CD changer, genuine Volvo spare bulb kit.

EXTERIOR
This pristine Volvo S70 was been owned from new by wife and then husband until 2023 and has covered a mere 33,069 miles from new. A huge specification car that has been garaged from new, this example is simply outstanding finished in factory optional Aqua Pearl Metallic, (Code 431). The bodywork is arrow straight and the 100% original paint boasts a stunning uniform finish throughout. Meticulous scrutiny reveals nothing other than a tiny scratch to the driver’s door mirror and a few carefully touched in frontal stone chips. The underside is perfectly preserved and reflects the garage storage and general dry weather usage as a second vehicle ‘for best’. All trim sections, glass and rubber are perfect and genuine Volvo headlamp protectors remain fitted. The supplying Volvo main dealer number plates and rear screen sticker are also still fitted. Descriptive terms such as ‘pristine or ‘showroom condition’ are often misused but in this instance are entirely suitable. An exceptional car.

INTERIOR
The exceptional interior of this luxury Volvo is simply immaculate. Trimmed in original Arena Leather, (Code 3990), the upholstery is upgraded as part of the expensive factory optional Luxury Pack. The leather facings to the seats and door trim are beautifully clean and the amazing comfort seats are perfect. The door cards to the offside have some shrinkage. The headlining is spotless and fully intact and the pristine carpets have been protected from new by carpet mats and additional winter over mats, both genuine Volvo accessories. The beautifully made fascia and switchgear is perfect and absolutely all interior equipment functions precisely as it should including the ice-cold air-conditioned climate control. The spotless boot area further emphasises how conscientious the owner was with a genuine Volvo boot carpet protector. An immensely comfortable and virtually perfect interior.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 2.5 litre 5-cylinder engine produces 144bhp and 206Nm rated torque to achieve a top speed of 121mph and 0-62mph in 10.6 seconds. The engine bay is immaculate in presentation and displays all factory plates, labels and stickers. The factory-optional automatic transmission is perfect in operation and features switchable sport, economy and winter modes.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Standard steel wheels wear immaculate original vented wheel trims. The first owner even specified Volvo locking wheel nuts to protect the steel wheels which again show just how careful he was with his wife’s and his pride and joy. Brand new Uniroyal Rainsport5 tyres were fitted in September 2023 and have covered just 1,400 miles. This ever safety conscious Volvo features TRACS traction control and ABS braking with discs all round (ventilated to front).

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on the 24th November 1997 by Volvo Main Dealer, Avondale in Stratford Upon Avon, this S70 was registered to Mrs and Mr Richardson from new until 2023. KGF Classic Cars were approached by the owner in 2023 and upon seeing the car and the outstanding condition, it was clear this example was one of the absolute best and the car was immediately bought. Subsequently sold to a Volvo enthusiast who is so impressed by the brand that he has now part exchanged the car for a brand-new model and KGF Classic Cars were delighted to have the opportunity to buy this car back.

The original service record has 15 stamped entries with the most recent carried out at 31,452 miles and the timing belt and V-belt were changed in June 2022 at 31,445 miles. The Volvo velvet document wallet holds the handbooks and there are two sets of keys with codes tags, remote fobs and dealer keyrings. A folder of supporting service invoices and MOT certificates completes the history file. When an owner specifies optional headlamp protectors, mud flaps, locking wheel nuts to protect steel wheels, two sets of mats, a boot carpet protector and a genuine Volvo spare bulb kit, it is abundantly clear that the car is to be extremely well cared for!

HPI Clear.

Volvo 244GL

SORRY NOW SOLD – SIMILAR WANTED


An astonishing Volvo 244GL in original condition with just 46,574 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Front spoiler, halogen headlights, headlamp washer/wipers, day running lights, steel sliding sunroof, tinted windows, power steering, central locking, crumple zones, steel tubes welded in the doors, engine bay light, luggage compartment courtesy light, three-point inertia reel seat-belts front and rear, heated driver’s seat, bulb integrity sensor, illuminated and lockable glove compartment with a table and make-up mirror, rev counter, rear centre armrest, safety belt reminders, quartz clock, ignition/lights buzzer warning, cigar lighter. Dealer Accessories; Volvo MW/LW radio, towbar, window etching.

EXTERIOR
Metallic paint was standard on the 244GL and this stunning car is finished in Redwood Metallic, (Code 175). Volvo claimed in their 1982 literature that the average life expectancy of a Volvo is 18.7 years, 2.7 years longer than their closest rival Mercedes-Benz, and judging by the depth of shine of this unrestored car you can believe their claims! A few tiny touched-in marks and minor imperfections do not detract from the overall splendour on a car that defies its 42 years of age. All the chrome trim has a mirror finish and the large impact rubber bumpers and plastic trim are in fantastic order with a few marks. All glass is Volvo branded Templex and laminated to the front with Identicar window etching to all sections. Volvo mudflaps are still attached to all four corners and period number plates remain fitted. A real time warp example and unrivalled in many respects.

INTERIOR
The famous Volvo virtues of safety, reliability and durability are evident everywhere in this fine cabin. Upgraded Plush upholstery standard on the GL model is finished in Copper-brown and remains damage free thanks to pampered enthusiast ownership and low mileage credentials. Orthopaedic specialists helped to design the Volvo driver’s seat with lumbar support and integrated seat heating resulting in comfort and support. Passengers can enjoy one of 14 air outlets to produce efficient distribution of hot or cold air and all switch gear, controls and gauges operate including the Volvo Quartz clock and optional Volvo MW/LW radio. The boot area is very clean and still attached are stickers advising ‘how to use the jack’ to the boot lid and to ‘secure long load’ through the hatch into the cabin area. An impeccable and functional 244 interior promoting a pleasant and safe driving environment.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
New for 1982 and fitted to the 244GL was the 2.3 litre carburettor B23A in-line 4-cylinder engine. Effortless with the characteristic Volvo swoosh, it produces 112hp and works in perfect combination with the optional 3 stage torque convertor automatic transmission. Onlookers will admire the clean engine bay with all identification plates and stampings clearly visible. Even the delicate stickers remain attached such as the Volvo coolant sticker fitted to the header tank. Amazing.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 14in steel wheels are finished in the correct bronze tint often lost to silver shades on refurbishment and being the higher spec GL model, has the attractive chrome embellishers, all unmarked. All four corners are shod in premium Michelin 185/70 R14 tyres with plenty of tread and the spare wheel still wears the original Michelin MXL tyre. Triangle split, dual-circuit brake system and stepped bore master cylinder accompanies power assisted and ventilated disc brakes to the front and drums to the rear, bringing the car to a safe and assured halt.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new on the 27th September 1982 to a Dr Edwin Mansell before being sold to long-term owner two years later, Mr Roger Little. Mr Little purchased the car from Brian Stevens Cars in Enfield, specialists in one owner low mileage cars for £5,795. Being the conscientious type, he opted for the Used Vehicle warranty for peace of mind and the car has remained continually garaged and used sparingly with old MOT certificates validating the low 46,574 miles. Such was his fondness and devotion for this car that a second daily vehicle was purchased so his pride and joy 244 could remain carefully stored with wheels off the ground in the heated garage! In 2019 Mr Little made the difficult decision to sell his pride and joy and KGF Classic Cars have since been privileged to find the car its third and forth owners! Sold by KGF Classic Cars in 2019 and 2021, the opportunity to have this stunning example back in the showroom will never be missed! In January 2024 a full engine and ignition service as well as cambelt and water pump has been carried out to offer total peace of mind and a ‘turn key’ purchase for the next lucky owner.

Gaining an increasing following from a new generation of buyer drawn to programmes such as Luther and Volvo traditionalists struggling to find such a pure, low mileage 200 Series, this example will be the one by which others are judged.

HPI Clear.

Volvo S70

SORRY NOW SOLD – SIMILAR WANTED

A pampered Volvo S70, wife and husband owned from new and just 31,630 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Colour co-ordinated bumpers and door mirrors, vented wheel covers, SIPS (Side Impact Protection System), SIPS airbags, driver’s airbag, front seat belt pretensioners, 5 three-point seat belts, head restraints to all five seats, tinted windows, remote central deadlocking, power steering, electric front and rear windows, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors. Winter Pack; Headlamp wash/wipe, heated front seats, TRACS traction control. Luxury Pack; Dual climate control, leather faced upholstery, electric driver’s seat with memory, Red Wood dash board, SC805 RDS radio cassette, cruise control, cupholders, illuminated driver’s vanity mirror. Factory Options; Metallic paint, automatic transmission. Dealer Accessories; Genuine Volvo headlamp protectors, mud flaps, genuine Volvo locking wheel nuts, Volvo carpet mats, additional Volvo winter over mats, boot carpet protector, genuine Volvo CD changer, genuine Volvo spare bulb kit.

EXTERIOR
This pristine Volvo S70 has been owned from new by wife and then husband and covered a mere 31,630 miles from new. A huge specification car that has been garaged from new, this example is simply outstanding finished in factory optional Aqua Pearl Metallic, (Code 431). The bodywork is arrow straight and the 100% original paint boasts a stunning uniform finish throughout. Meticulous scrutiny reveals nothing other than a tiny scratch to the driver’s door mirror and a few carefully touched in frontal stone chips. The underside is perfectly preserved and reflects the garage storage and general dry weather usage as a second vehicle ‘for best’. All trim sections, glass and rubber are perfect and genuine Volvo headlamp protectors remain fitted. The supplying Volvo main dealer number plates and rear screen sticker are also still fitted. Descriptive terms such as ‘pristine’ or ‘showroom condition’ are often misused, but in this instance are entirely suitable. A stunning car.

INTERIOR
The exceptional interior of this luxury Volvo is simply immaculate. Trimmed in original Arena Leather, (Code 3990), the upholstery is upgraded as part of the expensive factory optional Luxury Pack. The leather facings to the seats and door trim are beautifully clean and the amazing comfort seats are perfect. The door cards to the offside have some shrinkage. The headlining is spotless and fully intact and the pristine carpets have been protected from new by carpet mats and additional winter over mats, both genuine Volvo accessories. The beautifully made fascia and switchgear is perfect and absolutely all interior equipment functions precisely as it should including the ice-cold air-conditioned climate control. The spotless boot area further emphasises how conscientious the owner was with a genuine Volvo boot carpet protector. An immensely comfortable and virtually perfect interior.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 2.5 litre 5-cylinder engine produces 144bhp and 206Nm rated torque to achieve a top speed of 121mph and 0-62mph in 10.6 seconds. The engine bay is immaculate in presentation and displays all factory plates, labels and stickers. The factory-optional automatic transmission is perfect in operation and features switchable sport, economy and winter modes.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Standard steel wheels wear immaculate original vented wheel trims. The owner even specified Volvo locking wheel nuts to protect the steel wheels, which again, shows just how careful he was with his wife’s and his pride and joy! Brand new Uniroyal Rainsport5 tyres have just been fitted in September 2023. This ever safety conscious Volvo features TRACS traction control and ABS braking with discs all round (ventilated to front).

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on the 24th November 1997 by Volvo Main Dealer, Avondale in Stratford Upon Avon, this S70 has been registered to Mrs and Mr Richardson from new. The car has covered just 31,630 fully verified miles from new and remains in totally original and pristine condition. The huge specification and optional extras consist of many protective and preservative items specified by the owners in order to keep the car in prime condition. The careful and dedicated ownership is entirely evident in how the car looks and feels inside and out and the way it drives, truly superb. The original service record has 15 stamped entries with the most recent carried out in November 2022 at 31,452 miles and the timing belt and V-belt were changed in June 2022 at 31,445 miles. The Volvo velvet document wallet holds the handbooks and there are three sets of keys with code tags, remote fobs and dealer keyrings. A folder of supporting service invoices and MOT certificates completes the history file. When an owner specifies nearly £4,000 of factory extras plus accessory headlamp protectors, mud flaps, locking wheel nuts to protect steel wheels, two sets of mats, a boot carpet protector and a genuine Volvo spare bulb kit, it is abundantly clear that the car is to be extremely well cared for!

First sight of this beautiful example will reveal just how special it is.

HPI Clear.

Volvo 480 Celebration

SORRY NOW SOLD – SIMILAR WANTED

One of 480 made, an original Volvo 480 Celebration with an incredible 15,755 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Safety cage, impact bars, crumple zones, power steering, driver’s airbag, halogen headlamps, headlamp jet wash, day running lights, front driving lamps, illuminated key entry, tinted windows, seatbelt warning indicator, heated front seats, electric windows, central locking, electric/heated door mirrors, luggage roller blind, front and rear armrests, Information Centre incorporating; Instant fuel mpg, average fuel mpg, fuel range, oil temperature, engine temperature, outside temperature. Celebration Edition features; Metallic paint, 6-spoke alloy wheels, Philips DC942 CD/radio, air-conditioning, ruched two-tone grey leather upholstery.

EXTERIOR
Rarely does such a special car become available to the true enthusiast. This Volvo 480 Celebration, one of only 480 made to commemorate the 480 Model that was first introduced in 1987, has covered a remarkably low 15,755 miles from new! Finished in one of just three colours available, Burgundy Red Metallic, (Code 322), this example boasts the originality of first paint and looks incredible. The factory panels are pin straight with no dings whatsoever and the paint is virtually blemish free, a testament to the low mileage, garage storage and quality Volvo finish. The underside is also exceptionally well preserved and the light clusters retain their correct tint with a few stress lines. Volvo supplying main dealer number plates and rear screen sticker remain fitted and all glass and lenses display factory labels and security etching. There is some ageing to the original front window weather strips. Further delight for the Volvo aficionado is the green keyhole light functioning as it should when the door handle is lifted to help guide the key in when it is dark! A uniquely styled and quirky modern classic boasting pinnacle collector credentials.

INTERIOR
Without wishing to use the narrative loosely, it is fair to say the interior condition is near perfect. As close to a 1995 showroom example as is possible and entirely standard. The ruched two-tone grey leather upholstery, (Code 2346) is spotless and displays virtually no wear. The carpeting is pristine, as are all other trim sections including the headlining. The rare luggage roller blind with the Volvo logo remains as does the jack and wheel brace in the blue Volvo bag. The Celebration model has as standard air conditioning and a Philips DC942 CD/radio and importantly, a fully operational graphic information centre with all switchable functions working perfectly. The highest level of comfort, condition and factory preservation.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The original B 20 F 1998cc petrol engine with computer controlled fuel injection offers 110bhp at 5500rpm and 165Nm torque at 3500rpm to achieve an impressive top speed of 119mph and 0-62mph in 9.8 seconds. The engine bay is beautifully clean and displays factory labels and panels stamps. The five-speed manual gearbox is tight and precise and altogether this super low mileage example performs impeccably and is impressively swift.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 15in six spoke alloys wheels are flawless with no scuffs or damage whatsoever and the factory Goodyear Eagle NCT 2 195/55 R15 tyres remain fitted for absolute originality. The pristine boot area with Volvo roller blind houses the unused space saver spare wheel along with the original jack which has also never been taken out! The ABS brakes featuring discs all round feel assured and bring the car up to a straight and steady halt.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 14th September 1995 by Volvo Main Dealer, Mill Garages of Newcastle, this car is one of just 480 Celebration models made and has covered an incredibly low 15,755 miles from new. Purchased brand new by the first lady owner who kept the car until her passing in 2012, the car was only discovered when the house was sold to a family friend, Mr Michael Kirby, who didn’t realise it was in the garage! The family found it too hard to deal with and asked Mr Kirby to dispose of the car however he saw fit. After owning the car for just over a year, he was able to offer it to a friend who happened to be an ex-Volvo Master Technician at the supplying Volvo Main Dealer who worked on 480’s when they are new! Mr Shaun Whitfield bought the car in April 2013 and has owned it ever since. Known as the ‘480 Man’ at Mill Garages of Newcastle, there is nothing Mr Whitfield does not know about these cars and his knowledge and enthusiasm is mighty impressive.

Peace of mind is assured with a Type A service carried out in January 2019 at 15,615 miles and cambelt and water pump change at 8,080 miles, both documented. The history file incudes two Volvo keys and a 480 Celebration sales brochure. This unrestored, unmolested and super low mileage example is one of the best surviving example in existence.

HPI Clear.

Volvo 340 GL

SORRY NOW SOLD – SIMILAR WANTED

An astonishing and original Volvo 340 GL with just 9,843 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Front and rear deformation zones, side impact bars, front spoiler, halogen headlights, headlight wash/wipers, laminated windscreen, tinted glass with extra tinted layer, safety steering wheel, hinged rear quarter windows, automatic driver’s seat heating, lumbar support, inertia reel seatbelts front and rear, seatbelt reminder, glove box, heated rear window, interior courtesy and glovebox light, switch illumination for night driving, water temperature gauge, 3 speed heater fan, quartz clock. Dealer options; Volvo rigid tray mat set.

EXTERIOR
The high specification Volvo 340GL featured metallic paint as standard and this incredible example is finished in Volvo Dark Red Metallic, (Code 186-5). The factory original paintwork has an incredible lustrous finish, a testament to the superb quality of Volvo paint and the extraordinarily low mileage of just 9,843 miles. All factory panels are pin straight and the underside is incredibly clean with a light coating of factory wax and even manufacturer labels and a genuine Volvo exhaust are intact. The bumpers, trim sections are all intact and free from damage. The supplying Volvo main dealer number plates are fitted, as is the supplying dealer rear screen sticker. Altogether a remarkably well preserved and rare example, more than worthy of the time warp description.

INTERIOR
The super plush interior of this well-appointed 340GL is in near perfect condition, commensurate with the incredibly low mileage covered. The delightfully period Dark Red cloth interior, (Code 6261), and matching carpets are spotlessly clean and free from wear. Being the range topping GL model, this example features enhancements such as specially upholstered door cards and rear centre armrest, and the driver’s seat heating automatically switches on below 15°C and off again at 25°C. The dashboard and controls are as new including the unused cigar lighter, and all equipment and controls are fully functioning. There is some light shrinkage to the passenger door card and a chip to the inner door pull. A spotless boot area still wears the immaculate boot carpet and undamaged foldable parcel shelf. Exceptionally comfortable and a perfect example of legendary Volvo build quality.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The original 1397cc B14 petrol engine offers 72bhp/105Nm of torque and feels very strong and willing whilst being remarkably quiet, thanks to extensive factory sound insulation. The engine bay is a show piece and displays factory plates, stickers and Volvo manufacturer stampings, as well as the spare wheel which still wears the original Michelin MXL tyre. The 5-speed manual gearbox, standard on the GL, operates well and allows excellent progression up the range. Extremely reliable, comfortable and perfect for modern classic touring.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The standard 13in steel wheels with original Volvo centre caps are in immaculate condition and originality seekers will be delighted to see the factory Michelin MXL 175/70 R13 tyres still fitted. Any buyer wishing to use the car will have the added benefit of a spare set of Volvo 340 wheels and tyres which come with the car ready for use. The dual circuit servo-assisted brakes offer ample straight-line braking.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 14th August 1984 by Volvo Main Dealer, Continental Cars (Leigh in Sea Ltd), this example has covered just 9,843 miles with just three keepers in total. The first owner was a retired gentleman who used the car only very sparingly and used the same village garage for all servicing work. Upon him ceasing driving the car was bought by the garage who knew just how good the car was and the third owner was a friend of the garage Proprietor. The history file contains the dealer supplied Volvo book pack with all handbooks and dealership literature as well as previous MOT certificates. An original Volvo 340 range sales brochure is also included in the history file along with two sets of original keys and dealer keyrings. This exceptional super-low mileage example is certainly one of the best in existence and perhaps even worthy of the winner’s podium at Hagerty’s Festival of the Unexceptional!

HPI clear.

Volvo 440 1.6Li

SORRY NOW SOLD – SIMILAR WANTED

An exceptional Volvo 440 1.6Li with one owner and 29,812 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Rigid steel safety cage, impact absorbing crumple zones, side impact bars, halogen headlamps, laminated windscreen, seatbelt warning indicator, glove box, front door pockets, heated front seats, heated rear window, interior courtesy light, water temperature gauge, radio cassette, rear headrests, 4 speed heater fan, clock, rear wash/wipe, high-level brake-light, bulb-blown warning system.  Factory options; Metallic paint.

EXTERIOR
Finished in factory optional Volvo Paris Blue Metallic, (Code 318-1), the original paint finish has an incredible polished uniform finish, a testament to the superb quality Volvo paint and the one owner from new, garaged and exceptionally low mileage credentials.  All panels are factory fitment and the underside is incredibly clean, free from repair and very original.  Close scrutiny will detect nothing other than tiny insignificant markings, namely two tiny dings to the offside front wing, one to the front roof edge and one to the boot.  The immaculate bumpers and trim sections are intact and free from damage and scuffs.  The supplying Volvo main dealer number plates are fitted, as is the Lambda Sond grill badge and the supplying dealer rear screen sticker, which the fastidious owner even covered in tape to protect from sun damage!  Altogether a remarkably well preserved modern classic Volvo.

INTERIOR
The interior of this 440 is in near perfect condition, commensurate with the incredibly low mileage covered.  The Grey Tweed cloth interior, (Code 6720), and matching carpets are spotlessly clean and free from wear.  The dashboard and controls are almost as new with exception of the heater control knobs which are discoloured and the black backing behind the dash clock is crazed, a common occurrence with the 400 Series.  All equipment and controls are fully functioning including the original Volvo security code radio and the heated front seats.  Extremely comfortable and an exceptional example of Volvo build quality.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The original 1596cc B16F petrol engine with multi-point fuel injection offers 84bhp and feels very strong and willing whilst being remarkably quiet.  The engine bay is pristine and displays factory plates, stickers and chassis stamping.  The five-speed manual gearbox operates well and allows excellent progression through the range.  Exceptionally reliable, comfortable and perfect for modern classic touring.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The standard 14in steel wheels wear the original Volvo hubcaps which are in superb condition with no kerb damage and only faint markings.  The 165/70 R14 tyres have excellent tread remaining, with both rear tyres and the unused spare being the original Dunlop SP9 items.  The spare wheel is housed along the original jack and wheel brace in the immaculate boot area which displays factory stickers and even owner applied stickers confirming service dates!  The diagonal split dual system brakes feel assured and bring the car up to a straight and steady halt.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 17th June 1992 by Volvo Main Dealer, C.L.Ridley & Son of East Sussex, the first and only keeper was a Mr Charles Hills who purchased the car upon retirement.  Used only sparingly and strictly garaged, his everyday vehicle in recent years was a modern Citroen Berlingo and the mileage on the Volvo was kept to an incredibly low 29,812 miles.  The history file contains the original PDI checklist carried about by C.L.Ridley & Son as well as welcome letters from them.  The dealer suppled Volvo book pack contains the service book, all handbooks and dealership literature as well as a file of invoices.  An original Volvo 440 1.6Li sales brochure is also included in the history file.
This exceptional example having covered just 29,812 miles from new with just one owner is far superior to the usual offerings and represents a beautifully preserved modern classic car.

HPI clear.

Volvo 343 GL

SORRY NOW SOLD – SIMILAR WANTED

An astonishing Volvo 343 GL with just 5,302 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Metallic paint, front and rear deformation zones, side impact bars, halogen headlights, laminated windscreen, headlight wash/wipers, safety steering wheel, hinged rear quarter windows, automatic driver’s seat heating, seatbelt reminder, glove box, heated rear window, interior courtesy and glovebox light, water temperature gauge, 3 speed heater fan, quartz clock, mud flaps.  Factory options; Metallic paint.  Dealer options; Sharp ANSS radio cassette.

EXTERIOR
The high specification Volvo 343GL featured metallic paint as standard, and this incredible example is finished in Volvo Dark Red Metallic, (Code 186-5).  The paintwork has an incredible lustrous finish, a testament to the superb quality of Volvo paint and the exceptionally low mileage of just 5,302 miles.  All factory panels are pin straight and the underside is incredibly clean with a light coating of wax.  Close scrutiny will detect nothing other than tiny light scratches and markings.  Mild discolouration to the front windscreen chrome beading is evident.  The chrome bumpers as fitted to earlier 300 Series cars and trim sections are intact and free from damage.  The supplying Volvo main dealer number plates are fitted, as is the supplying dealer rear screen sticker.  Altogether a remarkably well preserved and rare example, more than worthy of the time warp description.

INTERIOR
The super plush interior of this well-appointed 343GL is in near perfect condition, commensurate with the incredibly low mileage covered.  The delightfully period Dark Orange cloth interior, (Code 6261), and matching carpets are spotlessly clean and free from wear.  Being the range topping GL model, this example features enhancements such as specially upholstered door cards and rear centre armrest, and the driver’s seat heating automatically switches on below 15°C and off again at 25°C.  The dashboard and controls are as new including the unused cigar lighter, and all equipment and controls are fully functioning including the original Sharp ANSS radio cassette.  A spotless boot area still wears the immaculate boot carpet and undamaged foldable parcel shelf.  Extraordinarily comfortable and an exceptional example of Volvo build quality.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The original 1397cc B14 petrol engine offers 70bhp/105Nm of torque and feels very strong and willing whilst being remarkably quiet.  The original manual choke and carburettor set up operates perfectly.  The engine bay is spotlessly clean and displays factory plates, stickers and Volvo manufacturer stampings, as well as the spare wheel which still wears the original Michelin XZX tyre with the iconic Michelin Man still visible on the side wall!  The four-speed manual gearbox operates well and allows excellent progression up the range.  Extremely reliable, comfortable and perfect for modern classic touring.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The standard 13in steel wheels wear the original Volvo centre caps which are in good condition with no kerb damage and only faint markings.  Brand new quality BF Goodrich 175/70 R13 tyres have recently been fitted.  The dual circuit servo-assisted brakes offer ample straight-line braking with added assurance of the working brake warning lamp on the instrument panel.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 1st August 1982 by Volvo Main Dealer, Auto Service Garage of Bournemouth, the first keeper was a Mr Anthony George who purchased the car upon retirement.  Used only sparingly and strictly garaged, the vehicle remained with him for an incredible 35 years until his passing in 2017, at which point the car had covered just 4,420 miles.  In October 2017 the vehicle was offered for sale at South Western Vehicle Auctions with the successful bidder and vehicle collector, Mr Simon Wilson, paying £4,536 on the day and a further £400 for delivery.  Upon arrival, Mr Wilson decided to replace the original Michelin tyres for safety reasons and passed the car to his trusted mechanic for a full service, check over, and brake overhaul.

The history file contains the dealer supplied Volvo book pack with service book, all handbooks and dealership literature.  A separate neatly presented file holds MOT certificates dating back to the first in 1985 as well as a file of Volvo main dealer and independent invoices dating back to 1985.  An original Volvo 343/345 sales brochure is also included in the history file along with two sets of original keys.  This exceptional example having covered just 5,302 miles from new is certainly one of the best in existence, and quite possibly the very best with a surprisingly good history despite the low miles.

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Volvo 144 Grand Luxe Saloon

SORRY NOW SOLD – SIMILAR WANTED

An enthusiast owned Volvo 144 Grand Luxe Saloon with an incredible history file.

EQUIPMENT
Large panels of unitary construction, shock absorbing rubber spring bumpers, burst-proof door locks, anti-intrusion reinforced doors, child-proof rear door locks, safety door padding, high-impact bonded windscreen, H4 halogen headlamps, padded safety dashboard, rheostat, bulb integrity sensor, fasten seatbelt reminder, cigar lighter, anti-dazzle safety type rear view mirror, front seat headrests, 4-speed fan, clock, mud flaps. Factory options; Overdrive on 4th gear, Philips All Transistor radio, sunroof. Dealer options; 8-Track player, driving lamps, rally search lamp, map lamp.

EXTERIOR
This top of the range for the 140 Series Volvo 144 Grand Luxe is finished in the original colour of Cascade Ivory (code 42). The paintwork boasts a pleasing shine and bright finish to stand proud at any show. Minor blemishes can be detected and proud previous keepers have commissioned remedial paintwork done to a good standard in order to uphold the appearance. Trims sections are in very good order and the original Grand Luxe badges remain intact. Period accessories and Lucas spot lighting were fitted by the previous long term custodian for participation in long distance classic car outings. The original chassis stamp remains visible within the driver’s door shut. A superbly advanced vehicle for its time, this sturdy example embodies everything that Volvo stands for, the true pioneers in safety and build quality.

INTERIOR
The interior of this Volvo 144 Grand Luxe has been preserved well. The original Black leather seats (code 551-848) are immensely comfortable and have retained all shape and integrity with no large rips or tears. A natural wear to the upholstery shows in the form of hairline creases to the leather and slight fading. All other trims sections are in remarkable order and are a testament to the maker’s renown for quality craftsmanship. Further period accessories have been neatly installed including even an 8-track player! The flooring and headlining are excellent. Stately, spacious, and relaxed, this is the ultimate classic for family outings, shows and rallies.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The Volvo B 20E four cylinder engine with fuel injection is exclusive to the 145 Grand Luxe model giving an output of 135bhp at 6000rpm and 176Nm of torque at 3500rpm. Time proven reliability and strong performance enable this classic Volvo to compete with modern traffic. The engine bay is clean and exactly as Volvo intended with factory plates and stickers present. The four speed manual transmission is light and precise, and the optional overdrive on forth gear with a ratio of 0.797:1 improves motorway cruising significantly.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Original and pristine J-15in steel wheels with chrome embellishers adorned to the Grand Luxe only are in remarkable order. Only faint scratches can be seen on the brightwork but a polished mirror finish looks stunning. Quality branded Continental 165/80 R15 tyres match all round and have masses of tread remaining. Power assisted brakes on a ‘Triangle’ split dual-circuit features discs all round to ensure positive stopping power for such a substantial vehicle.

HISTORY FILE
The history file accompanying this Volvo 144 Grand Luxe is simply colossal, and only very rarely does a vehicle come with quite so much paperwork! Registered new on 16th May 1973 by Volvo Main Dealers Clarke Bros. Services in Peterborough, this example has been local to KGF Classic Cars its entire life! The previous keeper, Mr Robin Smith, has cherished this example since purchasing it in November 1981. A devoted member of The Volvo Owners Club, paperwork pertaining to club membership is extensive in the history file along with a huge collection of local district Classic Car Club rosettes.

The huge history file is organised to display countless invoices and receipts, largely from Volvo Main Dealers, spanning the vehicles early days right up to present to leave in no doubt the good upkeep this car has enjoyed. The original vehicle handbook and items such as a period AA membership pack have been kept and make interesting reading. Two sets of keys with Volvo fobs and even an AA Members Box Key complete the history file. Mr Smith’s decision to part with his pride and joy was difficult and was mainly based on recent lack of use but one which allows the next owner to benefit and enjoy his years of dedication for this classic executive Volvo.

A car for the true and most discerning Volvo enthusiast.

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Volvo 440 GLT

SORRY NOW SOLD – SIMILAR WANTED


An impeccable Volvo 440GLT with just 44,290 miles and full Volvo History.

EQUIPMENT

Safety cage, impact bars, crumple zones, driver’s airbag, TRACS traction control system, halogen headlamps, headlamp wash/wipe, front driving lamps, laminated windscreen, seatbelt warning indicator, front door pockets, front and rear centre armrests, heated front seats, interior courtesy light, water temperature gauge, oil pressure gauge, voltmeter, radio cassette, electric aerial, rear headrests, 4 speed heater fan, remote central locking, electric tilt/slide sunroof, electric heated mirrors, front reading lamps, clock, high-level brake-light, bulb-blown warning system.  Factory options; Air conditioning, pollen filter.  Dealer accessories; Temperature gauge and cassette storage, sill protectors, window etching, mud flaps, Volvo sculptured tray mats, Volvo tailored carpet mats.

EXTERIOR
This truly exceptional sporting GLT example has been cherished from new by just one owner who has cosseted the vehicle to a near obsessive standard.  Physical inspection is the only way to really comprehend and appreciate just how incredible a finish the original Bright Red (code 235) paintwork has.  With a mirror polished sheene, only few miniscule stone chips to the bonnet affect the otherwise flawless paintwork.  Absolutely no imperfections exist to the underside or bodywork with the original owner’s valeting schedule extending to regular clearance of drainage channels and polishing of door shuts!  All trims sections, glass, light and badges are simply perfect.  All glass including the sunroof and lamps remain chassis etched from new.  Only extreemely rarely does such a beautifully preserved car come to light, born from the owner’s sheer love and dedication.  Virtually perfect.

INTERIOR
Without wishing to use the narrative loosely, it is fair to say the interior condition is perfect.  As close to a 1995 showroom example as is possible, the original Rococo Plush/Leather upholstery (code 6143) is spotless and displays no wear whatsoever.  The carpeting is pristine having been protected from new by not only the genuine Volvo carpet mats but also the sculptured heavy duty Volvo trays mats!  All equipment and functions operate perfectly including the ice cold optional air conditioning and even the external temperature display on the cassette storage accessory.  The Volvo VC802 cassette receiver and electric aerial remain in place and fully functional.  About as close to a ‘new’ Volvo 440 as is possible!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The original 1794cc petrol engine with computer controlled single point fuel injection offers 89bhp at 5800rpm and 140Nm torque at 2500rpm.  This impeccably maintained and low mileage example performs faultlessly and offers near silence at cruising.  The five speed manual gearbox operates well and allows excellent progression up the range.  Beautifully smooth and absolutely capable to compete with modern traffic.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 15in six spoke alloys wheels are flawless with no scuffs or damage whatsoever.  All tyres are factory correct Dunlop SP Sport 185/55 R15 holding masses of tread.  The pristine boot area houses the unused spare wheel shod in the factory Dunlop tyre along with the original jack which has also never been taken out!  The ABS brakes featuring discs all round feel assured and bring the car up to a straight and steady halt.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 13th June 1995 by Volvo Main Dealer Matthams Motors Group Ltd of Chelmsford, this amazing example has enjoyed just one owner and covered a mere 44,290 miles with absolute full Volvo Main Dealer service history.  A new car order form and further sales invoice made out to the only keeper Mr Anthony Lamidey depicts a purchase price of £14,577.43 with a part exchange allowance for Mr Lamidey’s 1986 Volvo 345GL!

The original Volvo A5 felt wallet houses all handbooks, radio guide and point of sale literature along with the service booklet displaying no less than 18 Volvo Main Dealer stamps, the most recent being in June 2015.  Three documented cambelt changes include the latest in June 2013.  Two large Volvo files are thick with every service invoice and receipt since new, beautifully arranged in chronological order.  Furthermore there is every MOT certificate from three years old to fully uphold the very low mileage.  Completing the history file is three sets of keys with two remote fobs and dealer keyring, as well as an original sales brochure, accessory booklet and price list.  A totally original example in unsurpassed condition with an astonishingly comprehensive history file.  The sole owner of this car has preserved it to remain possibly the best in existence, and is a credit to his dedication.

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