One of 1,600: 1993 Volvo 240 Classic Edition – SOLD!

Jul 2021 | Classifinds, Wagon Wednesday

July 20, 2021 Update – we confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

The Volvo 240 is a known quantity at this point, celebrated for its impressive durability and cargo-carrying capacity. Still, all good things must come to an end, and when the 240 rode off into the sunset, Volvo put together a sharp “Classic” edition to give it a proper send-off. This 1993 240 wagon was originally listed in July 2021 on Craigslist in Rockland, Maine with just three owners total and offered up for $5,200. Comparing this price against the NADA Price Guide confirms this private seller has his collectible 240 priced slightly above the “High Retail” price of $3,725, but likely still in keeping with the higher prices that are often realized in the collector car marketplace.

It’s amazing what a few choice details can do for an otherwise mundane-looking car. Sure, the 240’s reputation is as sterling as it comes, but some of the charm is attributed to the fact that it’s about as stylish as a block of ice and not exactly sporting in naturally aspirated form, like this car. The wagon got some additional kudos for being an incredibly practical choice, but the Turbo Wagon definitely got all of the glory as it combined all of the common sense features with very respectable performance for a long roof. The Classic Edition helped bridge the gap between the two, adding mesh-style wheels, woodgrain trim on the dash, color-matched exterior surfaces, a special commemorative plaque, and not much else. Still, if you’re shopping non-turbo models, the Classic is one of the more collectible options among 240 Estates.

Today, the Classic Edition is sought after among Volvo fanatics and wagon lovers alike, though you could also get this limited edition trim in sedan form. The seller notes that this wagon was in single-family ownership for many years, only recently changing hands and now with its second owner since leaving the family estate. The seller notes the Classic Edition status makes it just one of 800 wagons to wear this designation, and that in addition to the cosmetic upgrades, it also comes with heated seats and a rear-facing third-row jump seat. The seller blames the lack of sufficient storage for the sale, but it could also be because the 240 does have some bodywork needs and will also require a lower control arm and rear shock to pass inspection. Still, these Classic Editions don’t show up often, so get in touch with the seller if you’ve been searching for one wearing dark green metallic paint.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Here is number 893 of 1,600 Volvo 240 Classics – and one of only 800 wagons – made to celebrate the final run of the 240s in 1993. This model is fully loaded with heated seats, a rear-facing third-row seat, wood trim on the dash, and limited edition dark green metallic paint.

One family owned this car for about 95% of its lifetime and miles. A Volvo enthusiast owned it for about a year before me. Over the past year and a half that I’ve owned it, it’s been seldom used but well cared for and appreciated. I’m reluctant to sell, but I no longer have a good space to keep it.

It’s in great shape mechanically; runs good, goes good. Some rust in a few of the usual places, as expected for the vintage. Currently has antique plates on it – needs a left lower control arm, a rear shock, and some bodywork for a sticker. Like many, this one has a broken odometer – true mileage is ~190,000.”

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