The Volvo Turbo was introduced with the 1981 model year in the US. In 1982 Volvo did something that changed the perception of the parental units boring station wagon: They introduced the Turbo wagon. It was the first turbo charged station wagon in North America. All the sudden the boring and boxy Volvo changed from being bought by nerdy engineers, pipe smokers and slide rulers to now being enjoyed by hip middle class suburbanites that wanted in on the new image…and the speed!
The Volvo Turbo is listed as one of the top ten turbo charged cars of all times by Popular Mechanics.
Up for sale is a one family owner car. I bought it with intention to keep it but I just do not have time.
The car has only 170,000 miles on it. It runs and drives excellent. The transmission is very smooth and the overdrive goes in and out smoothly. It is completely rust free and appears to have all original paint on it.
However, it does not move in reverse. It goes in just fine but the overdrive slips in reverse. It could be anything from a bad o-ring on the overdrive solenoid to a worn cone clutch.
The seller was nice to share all receipts from day one. Checking the engine oil revealed very clean fluid. Oil was changed recently. Looking at the stack of receipts it turns out that oil was also changed religiously. That’s a good thing. Also, another receipt confirms that the turbo unit has been replaced and upgraded with a water cooled turbo. That is a really good thing. Turn out that the heater fan has also been replaced and that’s a really, really good thing as it is an extensive job. The oil pressure gauge shows 5 bars immediately after starting. The Michelin tires have lots of tread left.
All the factory accessory floor mats are present and in nice condition.
The interior is in excellent condition with no tears. It has never been smoked in. It still smells like a new Volvo inside. The dash has some cracks in it. It has the factory AM-FM cassette unit.
The map pockets on each side are perfect.
The cargo area is super clean. The car also have a trailer hitch.
The front chrome bezels and grille is in excellent condition.
Even the chrome on the rear hinges is perfect. These are usually pitted on these Volvos.
The car has some scrapes and bruises but with the original paint you can see what you get.
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