244 GL 1977
Peoples reaction to
this car is normally: Its like new!
Well, its not like new,
but it is very good. The first owner had the car maintained by
the local Volvo service center and even had them repair some rust
and repaint the car. This was in 1992 and it still looks good,
so its safe to assume they did a good job. (The sills and
rear fender edges were replaced and the floor and spare wheel
well recieved patches).
The first owner had the entire dashboard replaced at 120.000 km
because of some squeaks so the odometer now reads 55.000 km. Total
milage is 175.000km. The engine runs fine and the cambelt hasnt
run far although Id recommend it to be replaced due to old
age. Tires are Michelins in good shape with 5 mm thread left.
The protective seatcover is holed on the drivers side. Underneath
the drivers seat has a hole on the right side of the seat. The
right seat has a patch and some damage to the seat and several
holes on the right side of the seatback. The rear seat is in good
condition. The right rear lens is faded. Rust bubbles are starting
at the lower front corner of both right hand doors and at the
base of the windscreen. The underside of all doors look fine.
Theres also a small rust bubble in the right front fender,
and a scratch in the paint on the right rear fender and two small
dents from the inside of the decklid. The car has plastic inner
front fenders so theres none of the usual rust where the
bonnet hinges mount or in the front inner fenders. The engine
bay is tidy, as is the boot.
The overall impression of the car is very good and I have had
lots of fun driving it in the summer. The car runs and drives
like new apart from warped front brake discs. Brand new discs
and pads goes with the car. The original steeringwheel also goes
with the car. The car has 5 original aluminium wheels that seems
to be in good order and has recently been re-balanced. It even
still has the wheels small center-caps. The sunroof is in
working order and is leak free.
The windscreen needs sealing and theres a small leak from
the servo steering.
A great first classic or as Ive used it, as a family classic;
big, safe and with room for the child seat. The big boot is quite
This is a car that I wouldnt hesitate driving anywhere!
I did have it on several longish journeys last summer and it performed
flawlessly and is really quite comfortable as well as having the
power to overtake slower traffic. The GL was the top model in
Not many left of the early design now and very rare in this condition.
Lack of time, too many projects and the loss of a garage space
Might trade for motorbike or give me a reasonable offer.
s-793 70 Tällberg
Volvo 244 GL 1977.
Two previous owners.
2,1 liter B21 engine with fuel injection /123 hp/ps.
Electric engine pre heater.
Four original headrests (rare).
Protective seatcovers over the original velour seats.
Five (5) original aluminium wheels.
Sports steeringwheel. The original steeringwheel also goes with
Runs and drives like new.
Dont have the time the car deserves.