1978 Volvo 245 DL- excellent condition, beige, automatic/OD, 285K mi, repainted 2014 w/clear coat. Re-upholstered seats and cargo area. Pioneer stereo system. Front and rear suspension replaced. New tires w/ 650 miles, 15 inch aluminum alloy wheels from a 740 Turbo. Maintenance records since 2012. Some bubbling paint, small chips on body, right rear corner of hood not quite flush with fender, heater valve needs replacing. Runs great and is in overall excellent mechanical condition.
My wife and I decided to upgrade our cars and actually buy something manufactured in the 21st century. We have been driving 240 series Volvos since 1997. While my boys were in high school, we had three 240s – a 1976 245 DL , a 1978 245 DL, and a 1980 244 DL. My boys drove the ’76, the ’78 was my work car, the ’80 my wife’s work car. When my oldest son attended college, we bought a 1991 Volvo 244 for him to use, which he now has in Ridgecrest, CA, still running great. When my youngest son graduated college, he took the ’76 with him to Houston, TX and it is still running great. With the purchase of a 2009 Toyota Venza, my wife and I still have four cars, so we decided we needed to let one of them go. My oldest son has asked for the’80 Volvo when my wife and I retire. That will bring our fleet down to two cars. As you can see, our family loves the 240 series Volvos and have found them to be great cars.
Regarding the ’78 Volvo 245 for sale, I have driven this car for 12 years, and as far as I know am the third owner. I had a ’88 740 Turbo wagon which was t-boned, and I needed another car. I found this ’78 for sale and ready to go. As you can see from the photos it has turbo wheels, which came from the ’88 Volvo. Other than the wheels, I have kept it as original as possible. I have taken impeccable care of all of my Volvos. In turn, they have provided my family with reliability, safety, practicality and it seems, lately, social status. My son’s ’76 Volvo has 450K miles, my wife’s 80 Volvo 300k, and my ’78 Volvo 285K. I have received many compliments on this car, both for its appearance and the way it runs. I have changed the oil religiously every 2500-3000 miles. The overall condition of the exterior and interior is just beautiful. I believe there are still many thousands of miles left in this ’78 245 DL and with tender care and regular maintenance will last many more years. We trust NADA’s valuation of this car; it seems this particular model has become quite rare.
NADA pricing info available at: https://www.nadaguides.com/Cars/1978/Volvo/245/4-Door-Station-Wagon/Values