Instead of overpaying for THIS clean 240-series Volvo coupe on Bring a Trailer (which is already at $5000 and likely to approach $10,000 in the coming days)…
…consider this very similar car, offered on craigslist HERE by a private seller in Omaha.
Okay, the Nebraska car has about 13k more miles than the BaT offering, and it hasn’t been detailed to the nines. However, it has the same powertrain, including the desirable 4-speed manual gearbox, not to mention a recent engine overhaul. And to my eye at least, it has the better color combo of pastel yellow on brown cloth. It doesn’t get any more 1970s than that.
Did I mention that it comes with a full set of VIrgo wheels in the trunk? That’s at least a $500 value.
I had a lime green 1976 242 DL in high school. It was a blast to drive and did pretty much anything I asked of it, including on one occasion slogging through 25 miles of severely muddy road in Wyoming that 4X4 trucks were having a hard time with.
These cars are tanks of the first order.