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1984 Volvo 240 Rally Wagon - iPd Sway Bar, Bilstein Shocks, R-Sport Wheel, Etc.

1984 Volvo 240 for sale in Boise, Idaho, United States

Item location: Boise, Idaho, United States
Make: Volvo
Model: 240
Type: Wagon
Year: 1984
Mileage: 264,500
VIN: YV1AX8858E3521594
Color: White
Number of cylinders: 4
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Volvo 240 1984

We built this car in a few short weeks to participate in the NW Classic Rally. We started with a clean wagon that we found locally. It was a well optioned car with a roof rack, third row seat, cruise control, trailer hitch, and working overdrive. The front brakes had been done recently too. We cleaned it inside and out before reworking the suspension.Bilstein HD shocks went in all around and all the bushings were replaced up front. Thicker iPd sway bars were installed too. The combination makes this thing corner very flat and we were able to keep up with much more expensive machinery in the twisties. New engine and tranny mounts were installed to keep the drivetrain in place. We swapped out the grill and headlights to the quad round setup and black grill used on earlier cars. It really makes the car stand out and gives it a vintage look. New mud flaps went on out back and a new turbo exhaustwas installed underneath. New tires were mounted on the original rims. Inside we added a factory tach, R-Sport steering wheel, rubber mats, and factory auxiliarygauges (we didn'tget them all hooked up yet). The odometer works great and we did install a new speedo cable just in case. We also swapped the door panels, map pockets, seats, and some other trim piecesout of a lower mileage car. Finally we added a custom shift knob that has a set screw so it won't slip off during shifting. We tuned up the engine the best we could and attempted to fix a surging idle. We were worried that the wiring harness was bad, but it turned out that the sections that deterioratehad already been replaced. After all this, we made the 5 hour drive to Portland, ran a two day rally on the roads near Mt. Hood, and made the journey back to Boise without incident. We didn'thave any issues and the car performed wonderfully! We had a blast, but it's on to new projects so this one needs to go. The rally sticker is still on the passenger door and we mounted the rally badge on the grill. There are still a few things the car needs. It's running rich and could use a full tune up. We replaced many of the vacuumhoses, but there are probably a few leaks. It takes a few seconds to start and blows some smoke when you really put your foot in it. I checked the compression and it's high and even acrossall cylinders, so I'm thinking it could be a leaky injector or a sensor that needs replaced.There appears to be a transmissionor overdrive leak. It could also use a new exhaustmanifoldgasket and down pipe. We just ran out of time to address all these issues, but I don't think it would take much to have it running better. This is a no reserve auction so it will go to the highest bidder. Buyer is responsible for shipping. Please feel free to contact me with any questions and be sure to view all the photos in the galley. Thanks!
Here's a series of stories about the car:
  • Our Rally Wagon: 1984 Volvo 240 - http://barnfinds.com/rally-wagon-1984-volvo-240/
  • Rally Update: The Race Is Over! -http://barnfinds.com/rally-update-race/
  • Rally Update: We Have Arrived In Portland! - http://barnfinds.com/rally-update-arrived-portland/
  • We Are Headed To The NW Classic Rally! - http://barnfinds.com/we-are-headed-to-the-nw-classic-rally/

View the photo gallery here:https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-bI3i6_UTcTUVhhN0doeXNabHM
View a walk around video here:https://youtu.be/IoGY9qB8T6A

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