Volvo 244GL

FOR SALE
An incredible Volvo 244GL in pampered original condition and 41,135 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 first paint car you can believe their claims! All the chrome trim has a mirror finish and the large impact rubber bumpers and plastic trim are in fantastic order. 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. Garaged continually throughout its life, all wheel arch lips, door bottoms, underside and apertures are spotless and a credit to the careful ownership and low 41,135 miles. 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 unworn and clean thanks to the low owner/low mile 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, protected by a rubber over mat, is immaculate 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 and purposeful it produces 112hp and works in perfect combination with the optional 3 stage torque convertor automatic transmission. Purists will marvel at the pristine 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. A documented cambelt change was carried out in December 2019 at 38,639 miles. 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 Michelin 185/70 R14 tyres, fitted brand new in December 2019 with masses 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 straight and steady 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 41,135 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 were delighted to find the next appreciative owner, Mr David land Levitt, an avid Volvo 200 Series enthusiast who has owned many examples, both in the UK and while living in the USA. Wanting to preserve the car in prime condition, Mr Lang Levitt paid £250+VAT per month to have the car garaged in an underground car park near his home in Central London and he even purchased a tailor made and very expensive cover which he has kindly gifted to stay with the car. A major service was also carried out under his ownership. A change in employment role now requires Mr Lang Levitt to travel extensively and he wishes not to use the car as an everyday vehicle. KGF Classic Cars were once again hugely keen to acquire the car back knowing just how superb it is! 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.

MOT January 2022, HPI Clear.

Volvo 480 Celebration

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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

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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

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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

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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.

HPI clear.

Volvo 144 Grand Luxe Saloon

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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.

HPI Clear.

Volvo 440 GLT

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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.

HPI Clear.

Volvo 740 GL

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A pristine original Volvo 740 GL saloon with just one former keeper from new.

EQUIPMENT
Rigid steel safety cage, crumple zones front and rear, steel bars in doors, collapsible steering column, wheel embellishers, laminated windscreen, high level brake light, headlamp wash/wipe, bright window trim, reclining heated front seats with lumbar support, tachometer, quartz clock, front and rear headrests, front and rear armrests, electric front windows, central locking. Dealer accessories; Mud flaps, rear sun blind, Volvo tailored tray floor mats, fitted tow bar, uprated Gabriel air adjustable rear shocks.

EXTERIOR
Volvo’s design for the 700 Series with its sharp angular lines and steeply raked rear screen is unmistakable as it is unique, and this amazing 740 GL is finished in factory original Polar White (code 189-2). Incredibly for a vehicle wearing its original coating, and owing to Volvo’s seven layer paint process, the finish is impeccable with a bright pure shine and uniform presentation. There is a tiny ding to the bonnet and a miniscule section of the black coach line to the rear nearside that is broken, barely noticeable. Needless to say this garaged from new example is pure pleasure and the pristine condition is a credit to the former keeper who has cherished the car since 1990! All trims sections and brightwork are perfect including the correct badges. The bumpers are in fantastic order with only the faintest scratch to the front nearside corner, almost undetectable. The nearside headlamp has a chip repair. Quite simply an extraordinary example preserved in astonishing condition, a real enthusiasts car.

INTERIOR
The interior of this example is truly remarkable and offers safe, spacious comfort for all occupants. The original Blue Plush velour upholstery (code 15) is as new with no wear or discoloration whatsoever. The matching deep pile carpeting is spotless having been protected from new by not only the tailored blue Volvo rigid tray carpet protectors but also a second set of Volvo rubber mats, a sure sign of a cosseting owner! The headlining, often prone to sagging on these models is absolutely perfect and completely intact. The dashboard and fascia is pristine with all functions and controls seamless in operation. The previous keeper being a mechanical engineer by trade conscientiously fitted a discreet oil pressure gauge to help ensure his pride and joy was operating correctly and an aftermarket alarm sensor remains neatly installed. Even the Volvo boot organiser attached to the inner rear slam panel remains with the car! The interior condition is commensurate with a 1986 Volvo showroom example and the term ‘timewarp’ is absolutely warranted.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The almost indestructible Volvo B230K four in-line cylinder engine displaces 2316cc and produces 117bhp at 5200rpm and 194Nm torque at 2500rpm. Maintained without compromise, the engine is beautifully quiet and smooth with faultless performance. The five speed M47 gearbox is reassuringly solid and precise and delivers effortless changes throughout the range. Volvo engineering at its best.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Five unrestored original pressed steel rims are in pristine order and the complimenting chrome centre caps and outer embellishers are perfect. Quality Continental ContiEcoContact 185/70 R14 tyres all round have excellent tread remaining. The spare wheel still wears the original Michelin item which appears almost unused. Power assisted triangular split circuit brakes incorporating discs all round offer excellent straight line stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 1 September 1986 by Volvo Main Dealers Dee Motors Ltd of Chester, the previous keeper Mr William has owned this 740 since September 1990 with just one previous owner before him. The very same supplying Volvo Main Dealer renamed as Drayton Motors of Chester sold the car twice and a used vehicle sales invoice illustrates a purchase price of £6,600 at four years old. Mr Williams, a Mechanical Engineer by trade, was fanatical in his approach to care and maintenance of his beloved Volvo, and the condition today is the ultimate testament to this. An avid Volvo Owners and Caravan Club member, he used the vehicle for family holidays and post retirement holidays.

The history file further consists of the original service record book fully stamped up to 42,300 miles with Mr Williams carrying out professional and fastidious maintenance himself thereafter. The original blue A5 Volvo wallet contains every handbook, operating guide and point of sale literature, and a separate folder contains invoices and MOT certificates. An original sales brochure, Volvo towing guide and three sets of keys complete the history file.

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Volvo 340GL

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A fully Main Dealer maintained Volvo 340GL with one owner and 39,585 miles

EQUIPMENT
Electric heated door mirrors, front spoiler, impact wraparound bumpers, steel door bars, headlamp wash/wipe, high level brake light, analogue clock, rev counter, central door locking, electric front windows, padded steering wheel, orthopedically designed front seats, lumber support, heated seats, door pockets, ski hatch, folding rear seats, impact absorbing headlining,

EXTERIOR
The exterior of this 340 is fantastic.  Finished in Polar White, (Code 234), with the standard ‘GL’ specification coachline clearly visible.  The appearance of the car is a testament to the care and attention bestowed upon it by the only owner from new.  The paintwork has a bright shine and is generally in exceptional condition.  There are a few very minor scratches and touch-ups to the paintwork.  These minor imperfections do not, however, detract from the overall impressive appearance of the car.  All protective mouldings and rubber trim is in excellent order as is the glass, lights and badges.  Original Volvo Dealer number plates are still fitted although the front is cracked and Volvo mud-flaps remain attached.  All identification stickers are clearly visible.  A beautiful car that continued Volvo’s reputation for safety, a real time warp example.

INTERIOR
The interior of this 340 is outstanding.  Finished in Grey Plush, the seats and door trim are in excellent order and show no sign of wear, truly in as new condition.  The front orthopaedic seats are heated and offer wonderful armchair comfort.  The carpets have been preserved by Dealer fit Volvo rubber tray mats in the front and rear, thus remain in excellent order, free from wear.  The impact absorbing headlining is tight and free from marks and discolouration.  Interior and glovebox courtesy lighting is in working order and all switchgear, gauges and dash warning lights function correctly.  The standard Volvo stereo radio requires coding.  Supplying dealer tax disc holder and rear window sticker remain attached as do the front screen warning stickers.  An impeccable and functional 340 interior promoting a pleasant and safe driving environment.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The B14 ED 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 it memory bank of 2048 possible timing points and matches timing precisely to the engines operating conditions giving improved efficiency and responsive performance.  The continuously variable automatic transmission provides relaxed travel.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 13” steel wheels have genuine Volvo trim covers with slight lacquer lift and are shod in premium branded 175/70 R13 tyres.  A dual-circuit brake system with discs up front bring the car to a straight and steady halt.  An additional high level rear brake light accompanies the comprehensive braking system you would expect from Volvo.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by Volvo Main Dealers Hinchliffe of Chesterfield on the 21th May 1991 to Mr Raymond Pixley who has remained the one and only careful owner from new, only selling the vehicle due to advancing years.  This car has been maintained extensively and regardless of cost by Volvo Main Dealers.  The service history and treatment this car has been subjected to is simply incredible with the original service book fully stamped.  The last visit to a Volvo dealer was in in April 2011 when the vehicle had covered 39,261 miles.  The mileage now stands at 39,585.  A hand written entry of annual mileage covered has been logged by the owner along with all previous MOT’s which combined with the service documents verify the very low mileage covered.   One key fits all locks and ignition and every conceivable manual, document and brochure is included.  Simply fabulous.

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