Yup, this is the same one that hit the deer. I still have my
'before/after' polaroids around somewhere - which I needed for the
Insurance company. I was pickin' deer fur outa the hood-cloth for
I now always say under my breath when a cyclist or pedestrian
unwittingly steps out in front of me, "Don't do it! I've taken out
BIGGER without a scratch!"
As for the turbo ... you know, I recall a discussion at the time about
water vs. oil . . . but I cannot remember which this has. It didn't
change, though. Whatever the stock turbo is in this model, is what it
has. And no other modifications to the suspension ... all stock stuff
.... and nice and *firm* for the Turbo/high-speed (heh heh), etc...
Interestingly ... my brother once had a Cadillac STS and it had to get
some work done over a period of a week. I lent him my 240 for that week
and we was totally blown-away! He was expecting it to sound and feel
like an old clunker ... but it's so well kept and the ride is so tight
(cornering, etc...) ... he just couldn't believe it. OK, ok - maybe not
AS peppy as his STS - but it still surprised him. He suddenly realized
why I love it so!
I just LOVE the sound it makes as it 'whirs' up. I tell ya ... I'm
gonna miss this car. We're only selling it because we don't have the
room to park it. If we had a 2-car garage it would be staying in the
.... and blurp spake, saying:
> Small world. Our very first Volvo was also a 1983 240 Turbo purchased
> 6 years ago.
> Is this the post-deer Volvo mentioned elsewhere in this group? Mine
> has 325000 kms and is supposed to be getting body work this spring.
> When you had the turbo redone did you opt for the water-cooled variety
> or is it still the oil-cooled turbo? Did you replace any suspension
> components or are they original?
> On Fri, 11 Mar 2005 20:39:44 -0500, the illustrious Allan Shearer
> <email@example.com> favored us with the following prose:
>>$2400 CAD as is (little if anything needed to safety - and due to the
>>age of the car, it no longer needs the e-test ... but it DID pass 2
>>240,000 KMS (not miles! - low mileage!!)
>>This car is in SOLID codition.
>>Beautiful condition interior and exterior.
>> - Automatic transmission
>> - Turbo (redone at 180K kms ... tons of life left!!)
>> (FYI - a turbo generally will give you 150K *miles* before it needs an
>>overhaul, so this one is just an infant)
>> - Air conditioning
>> - Power windows, power mirrors, pw doorlocks
>> - New battery
>> - New exhaust
>> - Excellent rubber on tires (Michelin Arctic Track)
>> - Sunroof
>> - New JVC (CD/MP3) stereo.
>> - Completely restored body 3.5 years ago ... absolutely beautiful.
>> - Complete service history (all Volvo mechanics)
>> - I am the 2nd owner (had this for 5-6 years)
>> - non-smoker
>>And just think - only 3 more years and it'll be an official 'Antique'!
>>Located in Brockville, Ontario Canada.
>>Email Allan Shearer at: allanATshearerDOTca