Late 1.7 340

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derskine
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Late 1.7 340

Post by derskine » 15 Nov 2013 07:34 pm

I've been lurking on here for a while due to agreeing to buy my mate's volvo 340 for some time, however only collected it today.
Drove it home with no rear brakes, but got to say the driving experience was extremely good, very comfy

I understand its a very late one being a J plate, and strange to have body coloured bumpers on a 340?

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It's a 1.7 with a blown headgasket, needs a lot of welding to get an mot, but I don't mind sm4
1984 Volvo 360 GLE Saloon
1987 Volvo 340 1.7GL

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1966 Ford MK1 Cortina
1971 Hillman Imp
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Re: Late 1.7 340

Post by bogbasic » 15 Nov 2013 10:29 pm

Ah, the Erskine clan strikes back (sorry, I 'work' with someone of the same said name). Anyhow, very awesome car indeed. A J-plate is very late.
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).
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derskine
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Re: Late 1.7 340

Post by derskine » 15 Nov 2013 11:02 pm

I was initially a little confused there "how does he know my name, does he know me/the car?" then remembered its my username sm6
Its a very nice car aside the rot
1984 Volvo 360 GLE Saloon
1987 Volvo 340 1.7GL

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1966 Ford MK1 Cortina
1971 Hillman Imp
1984 Renault 18 GTD

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Re: Late 1.7 340

Post by MCHUDD » 16 Nov 2013 11:36 am

Hi mate and welcome.
A nice set of 4 by 100 alloys and that car will turn heads.
Cheers Mark.
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Re: Late 1.7 340

Post by Chris_C » 16 Nov 2013 01:37 pm

J plates are late yes, last manufactured in June '91 so would have sat a bit before being registered.

Rust is a pain on late cars (as you seem to have found), but not insurmountable. Body coloured bumpers certainly weren't "standard" but then not much was on the last few cars, my '91 GL had most things thrown at it. There is every chance someone found the correct colour bumpers in a scrappy before you or the previous owner got it though, it's a simple swap and was quite common to do 10 years ago (when 300s were still in yards!)
'89(F) 340 GL F7R (ex B172k) - Fake -> SBKV 300 Runner Up 08, 12 - NASLR Time 15.7secs
'03 S60 D5 SE, '91 (J) MX5
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'91(H) 340 GL B14.4E - Kar; '88(F) 360 GLT B200E - Jet -> BKV 300 Runner Up 09; '89(G) 360 GLT B200E - Beast

derskine
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Re: Late 1.7 340

Post by derskine » 16 Nov 2013 05:40 pm

I did think that someone had maybe put 360 bumpers on
It's very rotten in places but I can deal with that, might just take some time
1984 Volvo 360 GLE Saloon
1987 Volvo 340 1.7GL

Additionally -

1966 Ford MK1 Cortina
1971 Hillman Imp
1984 Renault 18 GTD

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