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Old Aug 7th, 2021, 23:34   #1
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Stunning volvo 240 estate, only one previous owner with full service history. Manual 4 speed, 2 keys, mot january 2022. heated front seats, power steering, central looking. Everything works as it should, recently had new timing belt, full service including new exhaust, suspension, battery and headlights!! all invoices and paperwork. Ive owned this car since 2004 and as did the previous owner given it whatever itís wanted no matter the cost! A real genuine classic rust free Volvo! Probably one of the best available on the uk roads. First to see will buy,
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Car is located in Hertfordshire, happy to answer any questions you may have.
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Old Aug 16th, 2021, 08:51   #2
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Iím not being facetious, but I wondered whether the asking price was a misprint, and should have said £3,995 rather than £8,995?

Iím sure you are very proud of your motor car, but 9 grand would be pretty strong money for a 32 year old, 130,000 mile 240 (as would 4 grand really),

Good fortune with the sale, and welcome to the forum.

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Firstly, welcome aboard!

Secondly, my knowledge of the 240 isn't that great but there are a few things that someone considering spending £9k on a car will pick up on.

First, the wheels are the wrong colour! Second, headlight wipers missing, third the paint is faded on at least the drivers door and fourth, if you had vacuumed it out to present the carpets/mats as clean, it would give a better impression.

You may think i'm being picky here and to an extent i am but if the car was up for £895, i probably wouldn't have mentioned anything. At £8995, people want a perfect car in every way and will be a lot more picky to find the right one.

Better to hear it in what i hope was a constructive way from someone like me that wants to wish you well for the sale than a potential buyer looking for points they can use to negotaite the price down. You may get your £9k but you will have to wait and i'd strongly suggest addressing those points i made at least, alternatively perhaps consider a lower (more realistic) price.

Whichever path you choose, good luck with it!
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Firstly, welcome aboard!

Secondly, my knowledge of the 240 isn't that great but there are a few things that someone considering spending £9k on a car will pick up on.

First, the wheels are the wrong colour! Second, headlight wipers missing, third the paint is faded on at least the drivers door and fourth, if you had vacuumed it out to present the carpets/mats as clean, it would give a better impression.

You may think i'm being picky here and to an extent i am but if the car was up for £895, i probably wouldn't have mentioned anything. At £8995, people want a perfect car in every way and will be a lot more picky to find the right one.

Better to hear it in what i hope was a constructive way from someone like me that wants to wish you well for the sale than a potential buyer looking for points they can use to negotaite the price down. You may get your £9k but you will have to wait and i'd strongly suggest addressing those points i made at least, alternatively perhaps consider a lower (more realistic) price.

Whichever path you choose, good luck with it!

Hello,

Thank you for your comments! However, I do have the headlight wipers they was removed to fit the new headlights and I never got round to putting them back on. Secondly, the paint is original and so yes it does need a good polish now and then and it does come up great! As you can see from the pictures the rear seats are down and it was storing a set of seats for my other car. They have now been taken out the car and I am going to upload some new pics as these was just taken to show the car that was advertised! Thirdly, the wheels I had painted black as they are easier to keep clean plus IMO I think they suit the car better!! Fourthly, When I have the time I will give the car a full valet and polish inside and out showing just how clean and straight this car is! And lastly, from the wrecks Ive seen for sale over the last 6 months which were priced between 3-6k that had double the millage, 6+ owners and riddled in rust this Iím comparison is far from! The price is negotiable like everything! And being that Iíve owned it for the last 17 years Iím certainly in no rush to let it go!! Not only that but for those who seem to be worried about how the sale is going, Iíve been approached by a chap in the US who is very interested! Heís actually had shipping companies contact me to see how flexible I am to arrange a time if collected. And one more thing Iíd like to point out isÖ. it was insured on classic car insurance with an agreed value of £11000. So for those who want to make any remarks or comments I suggest you keep them to yourself as the bottom line is you donít have a 240 in this condition and never will have because you probably canít afford one!
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Thank you for your comments! However, I do have the headlight wipers they was removed to fit the new headlights and I never got round to putting them back on. Secondly, the paint is original and so yes it does need a good polish now and then and it does come up great! As you can see from the pictures the rear seats are down and it was storing a set of seats for my other car. They have now been taken out the car and I am going to upload some new pics as these was just taken to show the car that was advertised! Thirdly, the wheels I had painted black as they are easier to keep clean plus IMO I think they suit the car better!! Fourthly, When I have the time I will give the car a full valet and polish inside and out showing just how clean and straight this car is! And lastly, from the wrecks Ive seen for sale over the last 6 months which were priced between 3-6k that had double the millage, 6+ owners and riddled in rust this Iím comparison is far from! The price is negotiable like everything! And being that Iíve owned it for the last 17 years Iím certainly in no rush to let it go!! Not only that but for those who seem to be worried about how the sale is going, Iíve been approached by a chap in the US who is very interested! Heís actually had shipping companies contact me to see how flexible I am to arrange a time if collected. And one more thing Iíd like to point out isÖ. it was insured on classic car insurance with an agreed value of £11000. So for those who want to make any remarks or comments I suggest you keep them to yourself as the bottom line is you donít have a 240 in this condition and never will have because you probably canít afford one!
GOOD DAY!
Sorry if my comments (based on the evidence YOU provided) were too close to home and i still have my doubts about the paintowrk, especially as one photo suggests you hadn't long finished washing it.

However you can't describe a car as "Stunning" when it clearly isn't.

Good luck with the US connection, i suspect you will need it! Why would someone want to spend thousands of bucks importing a car several thousand miles and then having it converted to LHD when all they need to do is go to California, or a similar state with deserts and pick one up in as good condition, if not better for less money? Seriously, ask yourself that!

Lastly, i'm not going to get into a willy-waving competition about agreed values, simply point out you've posted on a Volvo forum where almost all of us own Volvos of one form or another. I wouldn't want another 240, not my cup of tea to be honest.

I'm glad you're in no hurry to sell it, the price will put most people off to start with and your attitude will put the rest off.
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Sorry if my comments (based on the evidence YOU provided) were too close to home and i still have my doubts about the paintowrk, especially as one photo suggests you hadn't long finished washing it.

However you can't describe a car as "Stunning" when it clearly isn't.

Good luck with the US connection, i suspect you will need it! Why would someone want to spend thousands of bucks importing a car several thousand miles and then having it converted to LHD when all they need to do is go to California, or a similar state with deserts and pick one up in as good condition, if not better for less money? Seriously, ask yourself that!

Lastly, i'm not going to get into a willy-waving competition about agreed values, simply point out you've posted on a Volvo forum where almost all of us own Volvos of one form or another. I wouldn't want another 240, not my cup of tea to be honest.

I'm glad you're in no hurry to sell it, the price will put most people off to start with and your attitude will put the rest off.
GOOD! I hope it does, cos I wouldnít want to sell it to any of you out of principal. I believe they call you idiots keyboard junkies who have nothing better to do with your life! And Iíve imported several cars from abroad before and never once converted it to RHD. And he didnít even mention doing that.
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Sorry if my comments (based on the evidence YOU provided) were too close to home and i still have my doubts about the paintowrk, especially as one photo suggests you hadn't long finished washing it.

However you can't describe a car as "Stunning" when it clearly isn't.

Good luck with the US connection, i suspect you will need it! Why would someone want to spend thousands of bucks importing a car several thousand miles and then having it converted to LHD when all they need to do is go to California, or a similar state with deserts and pick one up in as good condition, if not better for less money? Seriously, ask yourself that!

Lastly, i'm not going to get into a willy-waving competition about agreed values, simply point out you've posted on a Volvo forum where almost all of us own Volvos of one form or another. I wouldn't want another 240, not my cup of tea to be honest.

I'm glad you're in no hurry to sell it, the price will put most people off to start with and your attitude will put the rest off.
Hi Laird
Am I right you own a rover sterling. I may have the chance to buy one.
Advice appreciated
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