Volvo 440 GL
My first car: a 1989 Volvo 440 GL with 1,7 litre carburated engine. The car didn’t have powersteering but it had central locking, which was the only accessory on the car. The car had many electrical problems: after three days the starter stopped working, after a while the alternator also stopped working well and blew up the battery, the electrical fan was pulling the battery empty when the car wasn’t running (but the fan was running all night after being off for one hour or more) and many other problems (most of them were electrical problems). Fun fact: the licence plate was TY-96-RS. Except the Volvo demo-cars (which had a TH-xx-xx registration, as shown on the press photo’s) I haven’t seen any older 440. This means I’ve got one of the first 440′s which was sold to a private customer. The 440 was sold after it was repaired and I wanted a new car which should give less trouble. A member of a forum (he repairs cars in his spare time) needed a car and bought my 440. He never had bad luck with the car but after a half year he sold it because he wanted something different. The 440 was left at a garage and after a few months the car was demolished (for parts I guess).
At the picture below you can see the car, the photo was taken at the day I bought the car. The ugly hub caps and wheels were replaced after a while with Volvo 480 alloy wheels and later some OZ Racing-replica’s.
Volvo 440 image gallery
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