Posts Tagged ‘740’

Sports Box – 1991 Volvo 740 Turbo

July 2, 2014

As discussed in the past, Volvo 740 and 760 series cars have never aroused the interest of enthusiasts the way many other Volvos have. So these cars tend to languish in used car purgatory, where somewhere around $2000 will get you a reasonably clean, well-kept if not very exciting version of designer Jan Wilsgaard’s box-on-wheels. Interestingly enough, Wilsgaard was born in New York, and was chief designer for all Volvos running from the 122 to the 850. And perhaps it was this simple design that was the blessing and curse at once, following the brand identity but turning off many enthusiasts. Nonetheless, some people just won’t be deterred, like the seller of this 1991 Volvo 740 Turbo, for sale for $3600 in San Leandro, CA.

1991 Volvo 740 turbo left side


Euro Box – 1985 Volvo 740 Turbo

October 8, 2013

Trolling the web will yield yo usom epretty interesting Volvos, but most of them are not of the later 7- and 9-series cars. It seems these don’t bring out the response in brickheads that the earlier Amazon and 140/240 series cars do, which on some level is surprising, since they’re just as boxy! The most commonly seen interesting example of 7-/9-series Volvo is one with an American V8 conversion, so finding a modified 740 Turbo at a reasonable price level is a pleasant surprise. Granted, there are no guarantees since the auction has only started, but you can find this 1985 Volvo 740 Turbo sedan with bidding currently at $2830 and 6 1/2 days left to go.

1985 Volvo 740 Turbo left front