Sunday, January 8, 2017

Brick House: 1988 Volvo 245 DL Turbo

Nine hundred smackeroos doesn't get you much in a running/driving car these days -- blame it on the Fed's policy of never ending inflation or hipsters with money driving the price of junk up.  However, with some proper application of your frontal lobe, you can find something fun/interesting/cool to drive for less than a grand.  Like this 1988 Volvo 245 DL Turbo offered for $900 in Eastern CT via craigslist.  Tip from Art C.  


For your stack of 45 Andrew Jacksons you get a small fuel injected inline-4 that is turbocharged and "pulls hard" according to the seller.  The engine is connected to a 5-speed manual gearbox that puts power to a locking rear limited slip differential, but the shifter bushings will need to be rebuilt if you don't enjoy that stirring a witches pot experience when changing gears.



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12 comments:

  1. If only this was on the Left Coast....less than a grand and runs....about time!

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  2. ~ Yes, or if it were closer to the mid-west. The interior actually looks quite good, and I'm partial to the true 5 speed rather than the overdrive, unlike some Volvo nuts.

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  3. The complete lack of acknowledging the 4X4 wooden rear bumper with requisite cowbell illustrates how in the tank you are for Volvo wagons. Its start to rub off on me. This one is too far away from the 415.

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  4. I literally just bought this car. Pretty happy so far.

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    1. Great! Congratulations, this looked like a potentially good deal. Please keep us up to date as you explore your purchase. We love stories.

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    2. Congrats, man. I probably would've paid double. A good 245 is impossible to find on the east coast, let alone a turbo manual. Wow.

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    3. Nice purchase! Keep us informed on what you do with it.

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    4. I've started a thread on tbricks for it. So far all I've really done is clean out all the stuff it came with.

      http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=328834

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    5. Got it for 700 bones too.

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  6. Damn, Never even had a chance.. Got a nice drivetrain for it from my old 760 turbo, same blue.. Congrats!

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  7. I installed the original wooden bumper on this car.
    https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/10570544_10152441798392851_5421373218865514715_n.jpg?oh=d05282efe6edc635f249973657715602&oe=5921BD40

    I also helped with the snow plow install.....

    https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p206x206/10302246_10152627940677851_3725215479449723074_n.jpg?oh=d4ed4045050427d700d7c0439e24d29e&oe=5922A11C

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