I've done something crazy.... in NZ

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Nudibranch
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I've done something crazy.... in NZ

Post by Nudibranch » 15 Jun 2021 11:06 pm

Soooo.... Hello everybody.
Just joined the forum as I've just taken ownership of a 1990 Volvo 360 GLT here in NZ.
Second owner. Service history and excellent cond. interior. The guy selling was the original lady owners son. Pretty happy with it. The wife... not so much. :lol:
She'll come around I'm sure. Haven't had a chance to take her for a burn yet. Our 6 year old daughter just cracked up laughing and instantly tried getting into the drivers seat when she saw it.
Bit of a Volvo enthusiast. The daily is a '06 S60r and the wife has the '07 V50.
"Reliving my youth" I keep telling wifey as I learnt to drive in a '87 360. I'm kicking myself now with hindsight as that one was white, had air con and black leather interior. I didn't know how special that car was at the time but still have some valuable memories and experiences from that one.
Hopefully this one doesn't bankrupt me but hey. It's cheaper (so far) than a Porsche.
Anyway, always happy for advice and hot tips. Happy to be here and look forward to chatting further.

Cheers! :360:
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Re: I've done something crazy.... in NZ

Post by volvomania » 16 Jun 2021 07:48 am

Well, congratulations with the 360.
I hope that you will enjoy her 340pw
Life is a journey, so sit back and enjoy the ride!

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Re: I've done something crazy.... in NZ

Post by TasMan » 16 Jun 2021 08:05 am

Nice GLT, welcome to the forum.
Its a great site for researching information, loads of useful past threads.
All the best
Dave
1987 360 GLT

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Re: I've done something crazy.... in NZ

Post by bogbasic » 16 Jun 2021 01:37 pm

Epic work. From looking at all the trim colours, it looks properly 'murdered out' which is unusual for Volvo;-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!

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Re: I've done something crazy.... in NZ

Post by Logan360 » 17 Jun 2021 11:23 pm

Was that the one on TM in hamilton? Also, join:
Volvo Marketplace (NZ)
if you're on facebook (i hope it's ok i put that in here everyone at the top 🙂)
Own:
86 360GLT
97 S90
92 960S, Royal
01 Subaru Lancaster 6
96 Volvo 854R

Owned
E90 320 M-sport wagon
S60T -Mazda Familia
850lpt -AU Falcon
855T5 -91, 95, 97 960
940TIC -Mitsi GTO TT
16x 360-Toyota corolla
Toyota corona-R32 Skyline
V70R -V70T5

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Re: I've done something crazy.... in NZ

Post by SteveP » 17 Jun 2021 11:50 pm

Looks great!
1989 - Volvo 360 GLT
1985 - Volvo 360 GLS
2008 - Volvo S60 SE Lux

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Re: I've done something crazy.... in NZ

Post by Logan360 » 18 Jun 2021 07:43 am

bogbasic wrote:
16 Jun 2021 01:37 pm
Epic work. From looking at all the trim colours, it looks properly 'murdered out' which is unusual for Volvo;-0
It looks like a normal 360 GLT. It's almost all we got here.
Own:
86 360GLT
97 S90
92 960S, Royal
01 Subaru Lancaster 6
96 Volvo 854R

Owned
E90 320 M-sport wagon
S60T -Mazda Familia
850lpt -AU Falcon
855T5 -91, 95, 97 960
940TIC -Mitsi GTO TT
16x 360-Toyota corolla
Toyota corona-R32 Skyline
V70R -V70T5

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bogbasic
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Re: I've done something crazy.... in NZ

Post by bogbasic » 18 Jun 2021 02:56 pm

Coolio. The 360's I've seen have painted bumpers and a chrome surround on the radiator grill. Most of the 340's had black bumpers here and on later models more and more of the other chrome trim went black!

It needs a bumper insert. PM me your address and I can pop one in the post.
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!

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Re: I've done something crazy.... in NZ

Post by Logan360 » 19 Jun 2021 02:13 am

bogbasic wrote:
18 Jun 2021 02:56 pm
Coolio. The 360's I've seen have painted bumpers and a chrome surround on the radiator grill. Most of the 340's had black bumpers here and on later models more and more of the other chrome trim went black!

It needs a bumper insert. PM me your address and I can pop one in the post.

Or i could drop a bumper insert off when i'm over those ways in a week or two, unless you come to Tokoroa or Tauranga at all O.P.?
Own:
86 360GLT
97 S90
92 960S, Royal
01 Subaru Lancaster 6
96 Volvo 854R

Owned
E90 320 M-sport wagon
S60T -Mazda Familia
850lpt -AU Falcon
855T5 -91, 95, 97 960
940TIC -Mitsi GTO TT
16x 360-Toyota corolla
Toyota corona-R32 Skyline
V70R -V70T5

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Re: I've done something crazy.... in NZ

Post by bogbasic » 21 Jun 2021 02:06 pm

Your climate looks heavenly - semi-tropical in the middle of winter. Bet the 300's don't mind either.
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!

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