If you were in East Berlin in the 1970s and 1980s, this was not the car you wanted to see pull up outside or worse yet, go for a ride in. Volvo only made about 300 of these and almost all of them went to East Germany. Many went to the Stasi and some to VIPs. Four were imported for the Swedish Consulate. The V6 engine in these was very sluggish but it was much faster than the other cars in East Germany at the time. This 1977 TE is listed on eBay in Houston, Texas for $7,500. The pictures outside were taken in 1988 after the car was first repainted.
Up front this Volvo looks like a regular Volvo with nicer seats. The upholstery was redone in 1991. The original velour material was replaced with this material.
The stretch makes room for a pair of small seats.
After rebuilding the heads, a small hole was discovered in the engine block. A usable block is included with the purchase.
Here’s how the car looks now. You can really see the added length in this picture. The car was repainted in 1988 and the owner says the car has been indoors since. He also says he put 65,000 miles on it since restoring it, but I don’t think those miles were indoors. It is said to need repainting. Why do you think someone will buy this and what will they do with it? What would you do with it?