1983 Volvo 360 GLS

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Highlights

  • Original and highly preserved condition 
  • Low mileage of just 70,662 miles from new
  • One registered keeper 
  • Desirable 360 with 2L B200 engine and luxury trim 
  • Recent Historic Vehicle status so MOT, tax and ULEZ exempt 

The Appeal 

Here is the sort of unassuming hidden gem we admire at Car & Classic: a highly preserved Volvo 300 in resplendent original condition. The clincher is that it is a low mileage 360 with the bigger 2litre B200 engine and luxury GLS trim. 
Despite the popularity in period of these safety-conscious hatchbacks, survivors today are in short supply. This stylish light metallic green example must be one of the best around and a future contender for Festival of the Unexceptional glory. 
But it is far from unexceptional. The timewarp condition is remarkable. The boxy Volvo aesthetics are enhanced by a front spoiler and extra driving lights that lean into the model’s motorsport heritage. 
This car recently qualified for Historic Vehicle status so is now usefully MOT, tax and ULEZ exempt. Whether you choose to shine and show it or enjoy it as a daily driver, it will be a treat for its second keeper in 41 years. 

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered 15th March 1983 
  • One registered keeper from new 
  • First UK registered and now located in Ireland 
  • Factory service book 
  • Various invoices as shown in photographs 
  • Qualifies for UK Historic Vehicle status based on age from 1st April 2024
  • This makes the car MOT, tax and ULEZ exempt 
  • Last MOT expired 6th September 2022 with 69,644 miles showing on test and no advisories
  • Now showing 70,662 miles

The Condition

  • Highly original and preserved car in timewarp condition inside and out 
  • Smart light metallic green paintwork in very good condition 
  • Some patina should be expected to paintwork due to age and originality 
  • These signs appear very minor based on the photographs 
  • Bodywork well kept with good sills, arches and panel bases 
  • Exterior trim is well preserved appearing undamaged and generally tidy 
  • Retains what appear to be the supplying dealer number plates 
  • Front and rear bumpers show no obvious scuffs or marks 
  • Fitted with optional factory front spoiler with fog lights and auxiliary driving lights
  • GLS specification which retains its factory features including split spoke alloy wheels
  • Alloy wheels in very good condition and appear to have been refurbished recently 
  • Matching spare wheel in similarly well kept condition 
  • Smart and highly preserved interior with GLS luxury trim
  • Grey velour seats in preserved conditon with only light wear visible 
  • This includes some wear to driver’s seat but this is not unsightly 
  • Door cards present well with some minor pulling of the vinyl trim to note 
  • Quality Alpine stereo system with CD multichanger discreetly in glovebox with Volvo rear speakers 
  • Headlining in good, clean condition with no sagging visible 
  • Carpets in good condition throughout with protective rubber mats fitted

The Mechanics 

  • 95bhp B200 1,986cc 4cyl engine from Volvo 240 
  • Single carburettor model 
  • 5spd manual gearbox 
  • Rear wheel drive 
  • Good history file with invoices shown in photographs 
  • No reported driving or running issues advised
  • No mechanical or running gear advisories on last MOT test 
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The seller of this vehicle is registered as a business seller. And you are covered by Car & Classic’s Terms and Conditions
We request that a non-refundable fee be paid if you are the lucky winning bidder at auction or if your offer is accepted. Please refer to our helpful FAQs and T&Cs for specific rates. 
This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is Where Is’ basis and without warranty. Photos and descriptions are solely for guidance purposes and it's customary to carry out a full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase for your own peace of mind. 
✓ VAT is included in the buyer's deposit. VAT may or may not be included in the final bid or offer price, as specified in the listing. 
We want a smooth transaction just as much as you do and as such we run all UK-registered cars and motorbikes for sale on Car & Classic through an online HPI check to verify that they show no insurance database markers for damage or theft, and have no finance owing, allowing you to bid with confidence. 
✓ We also  check whether vehicles are recorded as being written off as part of an insurance total loss claim at the time an advert is placed and we helpfully provide write-off category labels (Cat C/D/S/N) for your assistance, the presence or absence of a label does not guarantee the vehicle’s status and  it's always worthwhile carrying out your own full vehicle history check before making an offer. 
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Auction Details
  • Year 1983
  • Make Volvo
  • Model 365 Gls
  • Colour Green
  • Mileage 70,662 Miles
  • Engine size 1986
  • Seller Type Private
  • Country Ireland
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Bidding history
1 Bid
  • Rearwhe•••• £4,999 11/07/24

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