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158 Rolling Hill Rd
Mooresville, NC 28117
1989 Volvo 240 DL
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HIGHLIGHTS: Clean NC classic Volvo! Original, unmodified, unmolested classic Volvo 240 wagon! This beautiful feat of Swedish craftsmanship is stunning! Former Volvo of Charlotte display car!

BODY OVERVIEW: The body on this Volvo is very nice, especially considering the age and mileage. With 433,000 on the odometer, the body alone shows how well-maintained this car is. No vehicle stays this nice for that long under heavy abuse! There are some very minor signs of age and use here and there, but this Volvo doesn't look like it has even half the actual mileage!

PAINT CONDITION OVERVIEW: This 240 appears to have been repainted at some point, and the repaint really shines! There are some very minor defects to be found, such as a small run on the hood, but you have to be really looking to see them. The paint has a nice glossy look, and is such a perfect color for a Volvo from this era.

INTERIOR CONDITION OVERVIEW: The interior condition is perhaps the most pleasantly surprising aspect of this Volvo. If you've ever owned a high mileage anything from this era, you know how these interiors begin to look over time. The interior on this car isn't quite showroom-new, but overall it is in great condition and needs nothing to be enjoyed as-is. It even has the original radio! The seats, carpet, door panels, and headliner are in surprisingly good condition, and we wouldn't be surprised if this car saw a minor restoration in the past. The damaged plastic door pockets on the front doors are the only glaring defects on the interior, but door pocket covers are included in the sale.

MECHANICAL OVERVIEW: Don't let the mileage fool you; the “Red Block” 4-cylinder in this Volvo runs like new. Sitting on the original wheels & wheel covers, this Volvo retains its classic early-1990s look. If you know these cars, you know that the 240s are some of the safest, reliable, and functional vehicles of the era. This 32-year-old station wagon handles like it isn't a day over 1! It even has service records going back to 1999 when it was taken in as a display car at the Volvo dealer.

WHAT YOU'LL LOVE ABOUT THIS CAR: This is a good, honest, well-maintained southern vehicle that was sold new in Charlotte and has been in the Charlotte, NC area since it was new. It was even on display at Volvo of Charlotte for many years! Plus, the overall originality that this car has is getting harder to find.

WHAT YOU MIGHT HATE ABOUT THIS CAR: Some wear high-mileage as a badge of pride, while others may see it only as an indication of imminent failure. If you're the second type, this is not the car for you.

DOES IT NEED ANYTHING? The tires have great tread, but are older and it would be wise to replace them if you intend to drive this car regularly.

WHAT BUYER IS LOOKING FOR THIS CAR? Someone who grew up in the 1990s/early 2000s would love to have this in their driveway. If you remember growing up driving these or riding with parents that owned them, this is sure to be a nostalgic purchase!

Contact Shelton Classics & Performance for details at (704) 663-0432 or visit

Air Conditioning YES
Heater YES
Speedometer YES
Oil PSI Gauge YES
Temperature Gauge YES
Fuel Gauge YES
Tachometer N/A
Wipers YES
Windows YES
Horn YES
Radio NO - power, no sound
Headlights YES
Tail Lights YES
Brake Lights YES
Reverse Lights YES
Turn Signals YES
Emergency Brake YES
Tire Condition: High tread, older rubber
Keys – Ignition, Trunk & Door YES
Runs & Drives YES


Engine Type
Engine Size
B230 'Red Block' I4
Fuel Specification


Body Color
Body Style
Station Wagon
Paint Type


240 DL


Interior Color
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console

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Engine Size
B230 'Red Block' I4
Transmission Type
4 Speed Automatic
Body Style
Station Wagon

Vehicle Options

  • Power Brakes
  • Driver Side Airbag
  • 4 Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Power Steering
  • Vanity Mirror
  • Padded Sun Visors & Dash
  • Heater/Defroster
  • Heated Seats
  • Clock
  • Center Console
  • Center Arm Rest
  • Bucket Seats
  • All Weather Floor Mats
  • Air Conditioning
  • Roof Rack
  • Body Side Moldings
  • Cassette