1987 340 1.7 GL 'Bertha'

A place to describe in details your 300, close to or in genuine condition
The purchase, story of the car, repairs...
Post Reply
User avatar
eph_tom
Posts: 95
Joined: 07 Apr 2010 03:29 pm
Location: Chorley, Lancashire
Contact:

1987 340 1.7 GL 'Bertha'

Post by eph_tom » 10 Mar 2015 01:48 am

Just some pics of my latest 340...
Done 43,000 miles. She's in excellent condition. Expecting some age related issues. Had to sort out the leaky fuel tank as it was weeping fuel.
Potential explosive consequences averted :roll:
This is my daily driver and I do 60 miles everyday 5 days a week :mrgreen:
WP_20150227_058-Optimized.jpg
WP_20150227_046-Optimized.jpg
WP_20150227_037-Optimized.jpg
WP_20150227_035-Optimized.jpg
WP_20150227_034-Optimized.jpg
WP_20150227_016-Optimized.jpg
WP_20150227_011-Optimized.jpg
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
"The only Evolution I believe in is made by Mitsubishi"

User avatar
bogbasic
Posts: 1462
Joined: 21 Nov 2004 10:12 pm
Location: New Malden, Surrey.
Contact:

Re: 1987 340 1.7 GL 'Bertha'

Post by bogbasic » 10 Mar 2015 02:10 am

Evil motor - keep up the great work. I used to believe in evolution until I found out that Charles Darwin married his cousin, but you do have to be a bit careful who you say that to ;- Come to think of it, I can't remember when I last saw any of my cousins... must be 28 years ago (!!)... mind you, I never did get on with them that well ;-0
1988 340 1.4 GL, 218k, 5 door (Grey Bess). Gone to CBA.
1991 340 1.7 GL, 64k, 5 door, petrol blue (Deep Blue).
1988 360 2.0 GLE, 140k, 5 door, ocean blue metallic (Blue Bess).
1989 340 1.7 GL, 108k, 3 door (Red Ness).
More info here!

alf
Posts: 124
Joined: 03 Oct 2008 06:00 pm
Location: Bucharest, Romania

Re: 1987 340 1.7 GL 'Bertha'

Post by alf » 10 Mar 2015 12:35 pm

Wow, she`s like a MENTOS, the fresh maker. sm9 Love it!
the early bird gets the worm
`87 B200E on LPG grey GLT aka Time Machine

360beast
Posts: 833
Joined: 27 Dec 2013 08:40 pm

Re: 1987 340 1.7 GL 'Bertha'

Post by 360beast » 10 Mar 2015 07:42 pm

Good to see it has gone to a good home, when I was trying to sell my Golf it was to buy this 340 :)

EDY.340
Posts: 28
Joined: 27 Jan 2015 09:19 pm
Location: Kent

Re: 1987 340 1.7 GL 'Bertha'

Post by EDY.340 » 17 Mar 2015 07:33 pm

Very clean and original I must say :340:
1990 340 1.4 DL

User avatar
SteveP
*** V3M DONOR ***
Posts: 7822
Joined: 21 Sep 2004 12:45 pm
Location: Coventry, UK

Re: 1987 340 1.7 GL 'Bertha'

Post by SteveP » 18 Mar 2015 08:02 pm

Tidy looking car that :)
1989 - Volvo 360 GLT
1985 - Volvo 360 GLS
2008 - Volvo S60 SE Lux

Ride_on
Posts: 2243
Joined: 26 May 2009 05:34 pm
Location: Belfast, N. Ireland

Re: 1987 340 1.7 GL 'Bertha'

Post by Ride_on » 18 Mar 2015 08:14 pm

This is the exact model I had many moons ago, unfortunately it didn't end well with car developing several problems, of which one was unfixable at the time. I hope you have a better experience.
1980 345 DL_______1987 360 GLE (project car restored to GLT spec and B230FT'd)
1984 360 GLT______1987 360 GLT
1983 360 GLS______1989 360 GLE
1985 340 GL_______1986 340 1.4
1985 360 GLS______1995 940 SE 2.3 Turbo Estate (daily)
1987 340 GL 1.7

User avatar
SteveP
*** V3M DONOR ***
Posts: 7822
Joined: 21 Sep 2004 12:45 pm
Location: Coventry, UK

Re: 1987 340 1.7 GL 'Bertha'

Post by SteveP » 19 Mar 2015 10:46 am

I just noticed - 60 miles a day! Good effort ;)
1989 - Volvo 360 GLT
1985 - Volvo 360 GLS
2008 - Volvo S60 SE Lux

User avatar
eph_tom
Posts: 95
Joined: 07 Apr 2010 03:29 pm
Location: Chorley, Lancashire
Contact:

Re: 1987 340 1.7 GL 'Bertha'

Post by eph_tom » 20 Mar 2015 08:43 pm

She's going strong....so far :)
I can only say the previous owners must have taken very good care of her :wink:
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
"The only Evolution I believe in is made by Mitsubishi"

classicswede
*** V3M DONOR ***
Posts: 5453
Joined: 25 Apr 2005 06:52 pm
Location: Anglesey North Wales
Contact:

Re: 1987 340 1.7 GL 'Bertha'

Post by classicswede » 21 Mar 2015 10:08 am

Looks a nice clean car. It would be well worth giving it a good wax oil
Dai

Please email me directly on dai@classicswede.co.uk

http://www.classicswede.com

phone/text 07824887160

Web shop http://www.classicswede.co.uk/

Image

User avatar
S10NPH
Posts: 459
Joined: 23 Sep 2008 09:52 pm
Location: Cambridge

Re: 1987 340 1.7 GL 'Bertha'

Post by S10NPH » 21 Mar 2015 11:00 pm

Wow, yes, looks very clean indeed. How does it fare doing 60 miles a day?

User avatar
eph_tom
Posts: 95
Joined: 07 Apr 2010 03:29 pm
Location: Chorley, Lancashire
Contact:

Re: 1987 340 1.7 GL 'Bertha'

Post by eph_tom » 26 Mar 2015 11:18 pm

She's doing very well as my daily driver. Bit thirsty but I was expecting that. Best economy I've achieved so far is 41mpg. But 36-37mpg is what she returns normally.
At the moment the only issue I have is a sticking starter motor. I can avoid this issue by being very careful when I try and start the car but I should really get it checked out tbh.
I try and polish the car every week to give the bodywork some kind of protection... Perhaps rust proofing the underside is not such a bad idea Dai... Task for the future!
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
"The only Evolution I believe in is made by Mitsubishi"

Post Reply