Advice on selling a '86 240

Discussion in 'Volvo Parts For Sale / Trade' started by Charlotte, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. Charlotte

    Charlotte Guest

    Hello Volvo group,

    My boyfriend's mother has decided it is finally time to let go of her
    240 wagon. She'd really like for it to go to a Volvo fan who'd use it
    for parts or fix it up again... She's not mechanicallly inclined and has
    too much on her plate to take this on at this stage in her life.

    Where should she (well, me really) post this car? We tried Craigslist
    but didn't find the right audience there. It isn't about the money - she
    wants to be sure the car finds the right home.

    Thanks for any help,
    Charlotte, Jan 6, 2005
  2. E-bay
    Peter W Watson, Jan 6, 2005
  3. Charlotte

    Charlotte Guest

    The chance that she will give eBay her checking account info is nil.

    Is there any other _active_ volvo sales forum?

    Charlotte, Jan 6, 2005
  4. Charlotte

    radietz Guest

    Where is the car?

    radietz, Jan 7, 2005
  5. Charlotte

    James Sweet Guest

    Post the location and the condition of the car here, someone may want it.
    James Sweet, Jan 7, 2005
  6. Why not here:, and here:, and if the above two are not sucessful.
    Steve n Holly, Jan 7, 2005
  7. Charlotte

    Charlotte Guest

    Thanks so much! Will do.
    The car is in Fairfield County, CT, in Wilton.

    Charlotte, Jan 7, 2005
  8. Charlotte

    Charlotte Guest

    Sure, the car is in Fairfield County, CT (near New York City).

    The condition, as I understand condition scoring, is fair or poor.
    However, the engine starts every time. It works mechanically, but the
    electric windows no longer work, the drivers' side door handle doesn't
    work, I think the heater fan doesn't work. The radio does work.

    I have some digital photos of the body, the body panels are in great
    shape. It is a blue wagon. The inside looks ok, it is an old car and has
    recently just been used for tasks like hauling hay so I don't know what
    it would look like when vaccumed, etc.

    I think she is the only owner, though I don't know that for sure. She's
    your typical "little old lady" driver. For a few years she commuted with
    it but the odometer no longer works so I don't know what the mileage is.

    She's asking $240 for it. She invented that number based on the model
    number. I think she'd take much less for it, especially if she knew it
    was going to be "recycled" to make another volvo continue running.

    If anyone is interested, please email me at chrliegrl AT yahoo DOT com
    and I'll give you her phone number, mail you pics, etc.

    Charlotte, Jan 7, 2005
  9. Charlotte

    Charlotte Guest

    Charlotte, Jan 7, 2005
  10. Charlotte

    bg4a Guest

    I recently walked away from my old 240. one dark rainy morning, a big dirty
    dump truck just kept coming over. i kept moving over until i bumped the big
    curb. twice, quickly trying to move away. the last time, i tried to get up
    onto the curb. tore hell out of the front end and bent the frame.
    bg4a, Jan 30, 2005
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