Certain things just seem to go together- peas and carrots, Uggs and booty shorts (no, I can't explain that one), and Nice Price or Crack Pipe and cool cars that you can actually buy. Today's cool car that you can actually buy is a V8-powered Volvo, but do you think it and its price actually go together?
While its SR20DET may have given away yesterday's 1995 Nissan 240 SX as a wolf disguised in the trappings of a sheep, its price wasn't pulling the wool over anybody's eyes, especially not the 55% of you who felt its price was still Crack Pipe worthy.
Engine swaps - for some cars, it's like they're almost mandatory. In the case of Volvo's 7 series wagons, the act of popping the hood and gazing upon the vast open space surrounding the car's factory inline engines is something akin to what Jefferson must have felt upon surveying the results of his Louisiana purchase.
This electric blue 1986 Volvo 740 wagon originally sported the Swedish company's 180-ish horse B23 turbo four behind its upright and sash-wearing grille. It now offers up what's claimed to be 290-ponies at the wheels, all on account of a guest appearance by Chevy's lauded LT1.
Like a Spring Break wet tee-shirt contest a modestly proportioned wagon with a V8 is a joy to behold. Add to that a Borg Warner T-56 6-speed gearbox and your head might assplode from the mere thought of driving this blue beast, as it is so equipped. Taming all that power at the back is what's said to be a G80 locker sporting a 3.73 gearset. The ad also notes that there's a bunch of extra parts that come with the car, so it's a good thing the 740 is so freaking commodious.
With 156,000 miles under its belt (50K on the Chevy mill) you might expect there to be some wear and tear, and in fact the seller says that it's not all Cabo and Wabo here. There are a couple of minor body imperfections noted in the pictures, the interior's beige, and there's an oil leak at the front of the engine that'll require some work - or a sturdy piece of cardboard.
The seller also says at the top of his ad that he has a PENDING SALE, but at the bottom notes that if the ad is still around, so is the car. His price is $5,900, and it's now time for you to determine if that's a fair deal for this V8 Volvo, or if that price is high enough for you to fall off the wagon.
H/T to Civardi for the hookup!
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