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 Post subject: The new 740 16V
PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:02 pm 
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I hinted at this a while ago but here it is...

A 1990 740 GLE 16V with 22,000 original km on it. A time capsule to say the least.

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Anyone want some ugly wheels? :D

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 Post subject: Re: The new 740 16V
PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:34 pm 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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That's just nuts...can't wait to see it for real. :D

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 Post subject: Re: The new 740 16V
PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:28 am 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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Whoa!!! That's crazy clean!

How long until its here?

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 Post subject: Re: The new 740 16V
PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:28 am 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!

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I'm not sure when the boat is scheduled to leave Japan. I'm guessing it'll likely be here around the end of February...

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 Post subject: Re: The new 740 16V
PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:14 am 
Canadian Tire Bolt ons

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If you don't mind me asking, how much are you going to be into it once it's landed? That thing is sweet!

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 Post subject: Re: The new 740 16V
PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:22 pm 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!

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curtalcorn wrote:
If you don't mind me asking, how much are you going to be into it once it's landed? That thing is sweet!


Still have customs broker's fee and GST to pay but so far I'm under $4k. Almost hate to think about driving it home from Vancouver...add almost 5% to it's lifetime mileage... :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: The new 740 16V
PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:23 pm 
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That's not bad!!! Way less than what you'd get on kijiji, and it's full of all the euro goodies!

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 Post subject: Re: The new 740 16V
PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:46 pm 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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I knew it! The dashes came cracked right from the factory!


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 Post subject: Re: The new 740 16V
PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:42 am 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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Hahahah!

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 Post subject: Re: The new 740 16V
PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:12 pm 
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Congrats Dale! Looks like it was too good a deal to pass up for sure.

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 Post subject: Re: The new 740 16V
PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:36 am 
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Dammit! I typed up a long post with pictures and everything last night...where did it go?? :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: The new 740 16V
PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:37 pm 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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Nothing in the admin forum saying that it had been deleted by anyone.


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 Post subject: Re: The new 740 16V
PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:22 pm 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!

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I know...weird...here goes again...

So the car arrived in a trailer yesterday afternoon. Hopped in and fired it up. Everything sounded as it should. Had a look around the inside. The only two things of note were the cracked dash and a broken trim piece that goes between the stereo and the cubby hole under it. Other than some fading, the car looked new inside. Seats show no signs of wear and yes, that includes the driver's seat. Door panels are unmarked. The carpet is spotless. Try all the knobs and switches and everything seems to work as it should. I see the gas gauge reads below "E" but that's not uncommon for cars coming across on the boat- they don't want any fuel in them. I also notice the temperature gauge is not working. I know a bad ground somewhere on my other 740 will cause the temperature gauge to drop to 0 when I turn the high beams on. Maybe this car suffers from the same issue.

I back the car out of the trailer and leave it running on the street and have a walk around. The only damage I see is a small nick on the passenger front corner on the bumper. The car is a bit dirty so I can't report on door dings etc until I've had a chance to clean it. Inside the trunk is like the interior of the car- spotless. There are floor mats in the trunk so that will be one reason the carpets are so clean...but the floor mats are clean too. There is a 12-disc cd changer in the trunk which is a bonus...but all 90s technology so no fancy MP3 capability or anything like that. I notice the tailpipe is much bigger than any n/a Volvo I've seen. I suspect it's from a Turbo car. I listen to the engine. Sounds like any other Volvo redblock. I rev it a bit to blow the water out of the tailpipe. No blue smoke or anything unusual. Pop the hood and have a look. It's never been cleaned. Dirty but not oily or greasy...just dirt. It'll clean up like new. Everything looks like it is where it belongs.

It has Euro headlights but clearly has a different hood than my red 740. The hood meets the corners of the grill unlike on my car where the hood extension overhangs the headlights by an inch or so. It's got that shiny fancy 760 grill on it. I think the first thing I may do is put an egg crate grill on it.

There is a sticker on the driver's door that I suspect is an oil change reminder...23,500km. The last one was at 20,520. 3000km change intervals :shock: . I can't decipher the date though. At least it gives me some indication of how the car was treated. The tires are relatively new but are Dunlop LeMans...something I've never heard of. Not DOT, but they have lots of tread so I doubt my OOP inspection guy will give me any problems. Unfortunately they're 185/65/15 so are a little small. I have to figure out what I'm doing with all my tires/wheels so this car may get something different anyway. Likely the 16" winters I just picked up...to begin with anyway...

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I haven't driven it yet...just put insurance on it an hour ago.

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 Post subject: Re: The new 740 16V
PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:44 pm 
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One hell of a bargain. Good find!


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 Post subject: Re: The new 740 16V
PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:00 pm 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!

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Ugly Duck wrote:
One hell of a bargain. Good find!


Not sure about the bargain part. While I haven't totaled it all up, I'm pretty sure I'm close to $6k. A good price for a great solid car with 22k. A 25 year-old Volvo may not be worth that much to anyone...regardless of condition.

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