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BARN FIND Volvo 244 Preserved Time Capsule - 1978 240 Sedan - AMAZING LOW MILES

1978 Volvo 240 244

Condition: Used
Make: Volvo
Model: 240
Type: Sedan
Trim: 244
Year: 1978
Mileage: 26,105
VIN: VC24445L1348525
Color: Maroon
Engine: B21
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gas
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Maroon
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: El Cajon, California, United States

Description for Volvo 240 1978

Spectacular time capsule

One owner, a 92-year-old woman who only used it to go from her luxury house in La Jolla, California to the local grocery store. Immaculately preserved interior, like none other. Even the little plastic parts that are always cracked or faded on these cars are in perfect condition.



The mechanicals are in good running condition, and this car is ready for the road. Even the air conditioning blows cold. 26,000 original miles believed accurate. There is no rust on this car: not a single bubble or flake. It was garaged its entire life. Setting out to find another one like this would be a fool’s errand. See the detailed video at the link below.


Here are the disclosures: there are scratches and dings in the body, consistent with being owned by a very elderly person, and part of the nature and history of this unique car. Since the car sat for several years unused, the entire fuel system was just gone through in the last month: both fuel pumps are new, fuel filter and accumulator are new, fuel injectors were replaced. The oil was changed, and the spark plug wires are new as well. The engine is running properly.

It’s unbelievable that this car is 40 years old. Someone here will be this phenomenal car’s proud next owner, and the one who carries its history forward for the next 40 years.


Video of this car


We're proud to feature this car, here at Evolve Custom Automotive Restoration, where unique classic machines go to get restored.