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Junkyard Gem: 1987 Volvo 760 GLE Sedan

When Volvo lastly created a substitute for the long-lasting 200 Collection (which first appeared right here as 1975 fashions however have been just about an identical to their 140 predecessors from the A pillar again), that automotive was the 700 Collection. Because it turned out, the 240 was so beloved that it ended up outlasting its supposed successor within the showrooms, however the 740, 760 and 780 earned respectable gross sales worldwide. The primary of the 700s to reach in america have been 760 sedans and wagons, with gross sales starting within the 1983 mannequin yr and the cheaper 740 displaying up for 1984. We noticed a 760 Turbo sedan in a Colorado automotive graveyard final yr, and now here is a naturally-aspirated 760 sedan in a Northern California yard.

The center digit in Volvo mannequin names represented the variety of engine cylinders in earlier years, so that you knew a 164 would have a straight-six below its hood, whereas a 264 boasted a V6. That rule bought bent with the 700, so the 740 Turbo had a four-cylinder (presumably, turbocharging made up for the lacking two pistons). 

On this case, although, there actually are six cylinders current. It is a 2.8-liter model of the PRV V6 engine, which was developed collectively by Peugeot, Renault and Volvo and used to energy an unbelievable number of European autos plus a handful from Detroit.

PRVs went into the DeLorean DMC-12, the Volvo 262C Bertone Coupe, the Alpine A310, the Citroën XM and the Eagle Premier/Dodge Monaco. As a result of the PRV design started as a V8 (that, sadly, by no means went into manufacturing), it has a V8-style 90° cylinder-bank angle. This one was rated at 145 horsepower and 173 pound-feet.

There was a model of the 760 out there with a straight-six engine as effectively: the 760 Turbodiesel, which used a Volkswagen-sourced 2.4-liter oil-burner making 106 horsepower and 140 pound-feet. 1986 was the final mannequin yr for that automotive in america.

There was no handbook transmission out there within the 760 by 1987, so this automotive has the four-speed automated.

The MSRP for this automotive was $28,290, or about $78,304 in 2023 {dollars}. You bought a sunroof at no additional value.

Good for off-roading!

Who wants rebates?

The wagon model held eight very massive canine.


I was born on March 15, 1980, in Detroit, Michigan. I grew up in the heart of Motor City, surrounded by the culture of automobiles. I had a close-knit family, including my parents, two older siblings, and a younger brother. I attended Roosevelt High School in Detroit, where my love for cars began to flourish. From a young age, I showed an early interest in automobiles. I would spend hours tinkering with my bicycle and helping my father fix up our family car. It was clear that I had a natural affinity for all things mechanical. This passion for cars led me to pursue a career in the automotive industry.

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