The Volvo 740 as introduced in 1984, it featured the same body as the V6 and 4 cylinder Turbo Intercooler 760 models but was fitted, initially, only with normally aspirated versions of the 4 cylinder motor which had hither too been found in the Volvo 240 models.
Today’s featured model was built in 1989 with a fuel injected pushrod overhead valve 1986 cc / 121 cui 4 cylinder B20F motor that was known in the trade as a log burner because it’s 120 hp worked hard to move the older 240 models at a respectable pace. This car is fitted with a standard 5 speed manual transmission.
In 2000 the previous owner of today’s featured car converted his estate / station wagon into a pick up so that he could carry his Royal Enfield motor cycle to rallies and shows.
With over 265,OOO miles and a full service history Volvo Enthusiasts Club member Colin Hughes expects to keep this vehicle for a good while yet, when I was selling these cars new back in the day we used to boast that such cars could easily be made to last over 20 years this one looks like it could easily last twice as long. Colin has another Volvo 740, a hearse.
Thanks for joining me on this “Royal Enfield Transporter” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow for a look at a vehicle billed as “Born To Perform Miracles”. Don’t forget to come back now !