A Volvo 240 is a car designed for racking up the miles. You won’t get there fast and it certainly isn’t a flashy vehicle, but it will get the job done for decades without missing a beat. Perhaps that’s why bidding for this late-production 1993 240 here on eBay has already eclipsed $10,000 with more than two days left. With under 30,000 original miles, you’re practically buying a new one.
The pictures aren’t great (which is a shame for a car this special), but it shows you what the seller describes as a car owned by an elderly woman and never driven in winter conditions. It is your standard-issue 240 sedan with an automatic, but the later cars received special edition BBS wheels which helped to add some style to the boxy hauler. This Volvo has functioning A/C for the summer and heated outside mirrors for the winter – a vehicle for all seasons.
The gorgeous 601-code red paint is also an unusual find. I know some Volvo fans who are quite passionate about this color because it seems like most 240s were brown or silver in color and very few wore this striking shade of red. The exterior seems to be blemish-free, and the fact that the car wasn’t driven in winter despite being in a snowy climate like Illinois is a win for the next owner. Even the black textured surfaces are in great shape.
When you look under the hood and still see factory stickers in place and hoses that maintain their lustrous appearance, that’s a very good sign. The painted surfaces under the hood also appear to be without fault. Overall, this 240 presents as advertised. You don’t get many chances to buy a Volvo 240 in near-new condition, and this one will likely outlive you if purchased to simply use as a weekend cruiser in the warmer months. Have you ever seen one this nice?