1995 Volvo 440 Si


  • Very low mileage late model 440 
  • Just two owners from new 
  • Long MOT to March 2024 with no advisories 
  • Very well preserved condition
  • Perfect for Festival of the Unexceptional 2024

The Appeal 

The 440 hatchback and 480 saloon were part of Volvo’s concerted drive to make inroads into the medium-sized segment dominated by the Sierra. Bigger and more modern than their 3-Series predecessors, the 440 also introduced a razor-edged twist to the boxy Volvo aesthetic. 
Inside there was an interior created by design supremo Peter Horbury and plenty of the safety features buyers had come to expect. The 440 Si offered buyers the sporty design paraphernalia and suspension of the more powerful GLT but in a more value-driven package.  
This remarkable survivor has recently been recommissioned from 13 years storage and comes with a long, advisory free MOT. With the same owner since 1996, this car’s interesting back story is surely a key part of what makes this unexceptional modern classic really quite exceptional.  

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered in the UK 18th January 1995
  • Acquired by the current owner in 1996 according to the history file
  • Vendor’s original purchase paperwork and car’s 1996 sale listing included
  • 1 key and remote fob
  • Original handbooks and old format V5 from 1996 included
  • MOT records indicate the car was off the road between 2010 and 2023
  • Good history file provided with car and shown in photographs 

The Interior

  • Late model 440 so well specified with previously optional equipment 
  • Well preserved interior with remarkably little wear for a 28 year old car 
  • Colourfully patterned fabric seats retain their shape, colour and condition 
  • Glass sliding sunroof, rear headrests and electric windows up front 
  • Clean boot is a good indication that this is a cared for car
  • Original Volvo radio cassette

The Exterior 

  • White bodywork looks very solid with only a few localised signs of age 
  • This being a Volvo there are of course RSPB and Woodland Trust stickers
  • Original steel wheels with plastic Volvo trims, although they are of two types
  • There are some scuffs to both corners of the front bumper 
  • Si specification delivers big rear spoiler, lowered suspension and headlamp washers
  • Some corrosion visible on nearside rear arch but not extensive
  • Underside presents well with no structural advisories on the last MOT 

The Mechanics 

  • 1,596cc B16F Volvo engine with multi-point fuel injection 
  • A peppy 84bhp available to the right foot 
  • 5spd manual gearbox 
  • Si means lowered sports suspension shared with the GLT
  • Unfortunately we do not know when this great car was last serviced 


The 440 offered buyers a more compact but thankfully undiluted Volvo experience characterised by quality fittings and an emphasis on safety. Popular in period, survivors are now rare.  
Particularly so with just two owners and the low miles of this example. Whether you push it into duties as a distinctive daily or ready it for the burgeoning show scene for this type of car, it looks like a great addition to any driveway.  


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1995
  • Make Volvo
  • Model 440
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 37,903 Miles
  • Engine size 1596
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Leicester
  • Location Leicestershire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
2 bids
  • to•••• £1,200 04/10/23
  • Ni•••• £1,100 04/10/23
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