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1979 Volvo 244 DL Auto
(Featured on 7th September 2010)

Make: Volvo
Model: 244
Year: 1979
Registration: XHC 775T
Mileage: 30,000

Sellers original description:

How do i start to describe this Volvo, this is a hard one ?

First of all i should start by congratulating the previous owner who over the last four and a half years has given this car his loving devotion and time ensuring that the cosmetic work was done to a very high standard giving attention to every little detail. In a word it was his baby, cherished and loved. Like every project you finish you should stand back look in admiration and congratulate yourself in this case i am sure that happened as the Volvo went on to win various awards:

2006 winner in class national rally Lyndon top Rutland water

2007 London international classic car show Alexandra Palace 1970’s runner up {entered by Volvo}

2008 Volvo owners club national bkv 2nd

2009 Volvo enthusiasts club gathering best 200 series winner

When i was offered this delightful vehicle by its previous owner i was amazed at its condition, the bodywork had no signs of rust and had been highly polished gleaming in the sun / the underside no signs of damage or welding looked as new from the factory.

The detailed engine bay was just right not overwhelming, there is that old saying, you could eat your dinner of it, in this case you could eat your breakfast dinner and supper and still not get dirty.

The colourful bespoke interior was designed and made to order at a high cost using only the best materials as were the over rugs the idea came from rolls royce who are famous for there sheepskin rugs.

The boot compartment was absolutely immaculate as is the boot floor. The spare wheel sits there in all its glory fitted with a brand new white wall tyre. The how to use the jack sticker is mint looks just the same as it came out the factory.

The exhaust system / front to back. / highly polished stainless steel.

The road wheels have been totally refurbished to a very high standard and fitted with white wall radial tyres.

The mileage of 30,000 is absolutely genuine backed up by its service history and every mot certificate from being three years old.

Service history and bills / receipts / the service book is fully stamped up to date. Also i have in my possession a full inventory i mean a full complete inventory of every service receipt / all the parts receipts from new. Also the original bill of sale showing the cost of the volvo when new £5732.57

Driving: just as i thought, the Volvo still felt tight as it should be for 30,000 miles. The steering practice, the suspension felt good with no wallowing. The automatic transmission changed gear without fault in fact the whole car felt great bringing back lots of memories, nostalgia at its best.

Please view all photographs as these back up the statements above.. This outstanding 31 year Volvo cannot be replaced.

The hard one is about this Volvo is / i have actually fallen in love !!!


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