If I had to guess, I’d say 1/4 of Volvo 240s built between 1986-1993 have a non-functioning odometer. It’s usually due to broken gear teeth (replacement kits are available and easy to install), but sometimes, as in my case, it’s a warped circuit board with a broken trace. Above 95F it works great.
Anyway, the other day I stumbled across this ‘86 or ’87 240. Even from 30 ft it was let down by some of the plastics fading and those dreadful 2-piece hubcaps.
The odometer showed 144,500 km (89K miles) though. Is it correct? A closer inspection was needed.
Paint was shiny with no clear coat peeling. Almost no chips on the leading edge of the hood. Every piece of trim is there. Front headlight had some weird spider cracks.
Glorious minty cloth seats.
Rear shelf was hardly faded and the seat belt cover had only just starting to rot. Nice.
Not sure what’s up with the seat belts missing the red release button.
Elderly owned and original windshield.
I’d say the mileage is correct. Sweet. Too bad it wasn’t for sale.