Wagon Wednesday – 1984 Volvo 245 Turbo

For your Wagon Wednesday enjoyment, feast your eyes on this 1984 Volvo 245 wagon. It’s Turbo, baby!
In keeping with the 245 video we saw last week, I clearly have had Volvo on the brain, and this one is a really bargain.  The 200 series had an especially long and storied history, debuting in 1974 and running all the way through the end of 1993, rivaling such greats at the Jeep Wagoneer and the Dodge D-150 series in longevity. These cars were literally built to last, and it shows. 240’s can still be seen running around today, and today’s Wagon Wednesday contender is one such example. The owner has clearly taken good care of it. Check it out.

Selling my 1984 Volvo 240 wagon. It has the 2.1 Turbo. This thing is in great condition I’ve done a lot of work to update it. Got a lot of things done to it. It’s in excellent condition.
Offer a good price it could be yours….

All that brown. All that gauge.
What could you do with an early 80’s wagon? Well, anything you want, really. Need something to commute in? Done. Need a people mover with room for all their stuff? You got it. Want a weekend car for a spot of light drifting? 245 is your car. Want to throw it around a track? Put a roll cage in it, your spare tires in the trunk, and drive to the track.
Dude’s a Roadkill fan.
So there you have it. A 1984 Volvo 245 wagon turbo for just $5500. That’s only 3 cents per mile, if you think about it. Who wouldn’t want a Swedish wagon for pennies?
[Source: Springfield Craigslist]

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  1. JayP Avatar

    I saw that on BAT I think.
    It rings all the bells but a manual trans would have been perfect.

    1. dead_elvis, inc. Avatar
      dead_elvis, inc.

      To be fair, the autos in these were pretty entertainingly paired with the turbo redblock (and more durable than the M46).

  2. Batshitbox Avatar

    What a great example of the brick-wall era of Volvo, but with at least a hope of going down the road at a reasonable clip, thanks to the turbo.
    I had a nice enough 242 DL (pronounced “two four toodle”) when I was a teenager. One time I passed an Amazon and it was like two tectonic plates sliding past each other. I couldn’t live that slowly as a teen. I got rid of it and got a B-motor 5-speed SAAB 900.

  3. Sjalabais Avatar

    Two tanks meet at a traffic light…
    Stan Mott, unmistakably. His thinking for the choice of car in lane #2 seems very clear to me though, in line with the post above.