1988 Volvo 740 GL

One-family-owned from new; only 66,200 miles; lovely old 740 in GL spec with 2.0 petrol power; automatic transmission; period interior; recently serviced 

Supplied new by Lex Brooklands Volvo of Birmingham in March 1988 this tidy old Volvo 740 GL comes to us finished in silver and sits upon its original 14” polished alloy wheels. Its “designed with a ruler” styling has developed a cult following of late, with 'form following function' in proper Scandi fashion.

Under the bonnet, we find the 2.0-litre B200 series naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine putting its power down via four-speed automatic transmission.  Inside the spacious cabin, we find chic dark red pinstripe velour interior with super comfortable heated front seats, original radio/cassette player, heated rear screen, electric aerial, electric front windows and electric mirrors.

Showing just 66,206 miles, this 740 boasts uncommonly low mileage with most double or three times that by now, so usable and reliable were these tanks.  The car has, we believe remained in the same family since new, and has been with the current owner since March 2000, seeing limited use, clocking up only a few hundred miles a year over the last few years with less than 3,000 miles covered since 2008.

The car started and ran well as we moved it around for these shots, but we did note the fitment of an extra ignition toggle switch on the underside of the dash which needs to be flicked on and off in tandem with the ignition key.

The history file includes the V5C revealing just two former keepers, the owner’s packs and service booklet recording eight stamps, plus one hand written entry, the last in April 1994 with supporting bill (no mileage recorded) along with some other historic maintenance bills including for a service in June 2019 at 66,032 miles by Angel Bank Garage Ltd of Ludlow and an impressive 18 old MOTs plus the current valid until February 2023 recording 10 advisories (enter the reg at check-mot.service.gov.uk to view).

Ready to be enjoyed and given some much needed use, these angular 80’s Swedish icons are becoming rarer and rarer, particularly in saloon form so get bidding and add it to the stable for it has low mileage, low owners and quirkiness on its side.

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Reg No: E859HFG
Chassis Number: YV1744247J2244806
Engine Number: 2836
Engine Size: 1986
Docs: V5C; owner's pack & service book with 8 stamps; bills; 2 keys; 18 old MOTs; MOT Feb-23 with 10 advisories

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Estimate: £3,000-4,000

Lot 67

Lot ended

Wednesday 22/06/2022

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

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