Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Auction Watch: 1985 Volvo 244DL Police Package

Take a look at this 1985 Volvo 244DL Police Package here on eBay with starting bid of $6,500 with auction ending on Sunday.




7 comments:

  1. According to the ad, this was a US-available special order package. Does anyone know which American police departments used Volvos?

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    1. Volvos were (are?) used by the Vail Colorado police, as were Saab. Not sure what the rationale was.

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  2. I was really excited until I saw the underbody pics. And no a/c? meh.

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    1. This one does look to have AC, albeit currently non-functional.

      Floorboard rust is all too common on 240s but repair panels are available. This one looks like it would be worth fixing.

      Astronomically overpriced at $6500 however, IMO.

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  3. I was a cop in Baltimore for 26 years. We had one of these, used to tested. It was first put in the northeast district which was not so congested then used in the downtown area with lots of stop and go and potholes. The officers liked it very much. It was comfortable and nimble, but a bit on the slow side. We had it for several years. I never drove it becasue I was a motorcycle cop riding an AMF made Harley that spent most of the time on our tow rifg or in the shop.

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  4. If you would like to see the BPD Volvo, click here and scroll 2/3 of the way down. http://baltimorecitypolicedept.org/citypolice/bpd-history/bcp-vehicles.html

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  5. I just noticed that ours was older and non turbo. But it was a Volvo.

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