Officially shopping for a Volvo C303

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bdgWesternMass
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Officially shopping for a Volvo C303

Post by bdgWesternMass » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:37 am

I have been lurking for a while but I'm ready to participate. I'm very sorry I missed one of the C303 that was for sale in november.

The one in California looks great but there is no need to pay a premium and deplete California's supply.
I'm in the northwest corner of Massachusetts and would like to find something nearby.
There are a couple listed on carsales aggregate sites seem to have been for sale for years.
They are in Long Island and Plattsburgh.

I prefer a single color one to camouflage and the more tools and manuals the better.

Thanks,
Ben

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Post by VinceAtReal4x4s » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:12 am

I'd think about dropping the idea of getting one close by. There are very few of these in the entire US, much less what you might want condition-wise that's actually for sale, near by. A lot of buyers end up asking guys like me to help them find one overseas after looking for months or more, if that tells you anything. Good deals that do pop up will be gone fast so prepare to move on it, in any state, if you get lucky.
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Post by TechMOGogy » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:35 am

May want to take a look at this instead
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Re: Officially shopping for a Volvo C303

Post by aclark79 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:41 pm

I'll endorse: http://bach-int.dk/shop/vehicles-19c1.html

They have two C303's instock. I'd say don't be afraid to go overseas, just remember to budget in the shipping.

or check out this group on FB which has a ton of owners in Europe with knowledge and connections:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/38340479905/

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Re: Officially shopping for a Volvo C303

Post by bdgWesternMass » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:32 pm

I looked one more time at th e 6x6 before I declared my public interest it is really nice but not quite what I’m looking for.

Those 2 listed on Bach-int look good I also really like this one at terhorst.
http://list.auto-commerce.nl/view/autop ... &template=

I don’t mind bringing more to the USA. I will check out the one in Plattsburgh and the 2 in Long Island and see where it goes.

Finally I’m too much of an old fashioned sysadmin to use facebook. I’m sure it is to my own loss.

Thanks for the advice I will go back over the early stages or aclark’s acquistion to see what I’m in for.

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Re: Officially shopping for a Volvo C303

Post by m15256 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:52 pm

I thought the one available in North Carolina recently looked pretty good.

When you get one that means there will be two of us in MA. The registry here on the island couldn't decide what to call mine and what to do if it wasn't listed in their computer. I said "Look outside. Lets call it a van."
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Re: Officially shopping for a Volvo C303

Post by bdgWesternMass » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:21 am

m15256 wrote:I thought the one available in North Carolina recently looked pretty good.
I think I’m going to check out this one on Long Island.

http://www.webeautos.com/detail-1975-vo ... 33515.html
When you get one that means there will be two of us in MA. The registry here on the island couldn't decide what to call mine and what to do if it wasn't listed in their computer. I said "Look outside. Lets call it a van."
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So one in the northeast corner and one in the southesast corner.

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Re: Officially shopping for a Volvo C303

Post by 63rover » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:32 am

The Long Island one is a gem! When you can find a great condition truck grab it! Fast!

I bought a similar condition Pinz 5 years ago and have had no problems and it gets used regularly, most recently a 1,700 km trip in Oct. Just do your maintenance. Paying a little more for no rust and no creative wrench monkeys pays itself back quickly.

Hope it works out.

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Re: Officially shopping for a Volvo C303

Post by one2many » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:08 pm

The one in the Terhorst link is interesting, it's got a VW 6 cyl diesel fitted...even though it's an obvious choice because of the assocation that engine has with the Volvo (240???) that's one engine ( assuming it is the D24?) I've never heard of being diesel converted into a tgb/C3OX Volvo.

The ad does say it's sold but if you (bdgWesternMass) do go down the import route make sure you carefully check your regulations before you buy... In Australia if that one had been brought in under our "old timer" scheme ie. 25 years or older then it would have been impounded on arrival because for a vehicle to qualify and be imported under that set of rules it MUST be in original condition without any modifications. I know that rules between countries will differ and I'm sure you'd be more than thorough but I thought it worth a mention in case your looking into any already diesel converted TGB/C3's that happen to be on the market ATM.

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Re: Officially shopping for a Volvo C303

Post by Firewrx612 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:10 pm

Hopefully there will be three in Mass soon (I'm in Boston). I've been looking at all the same ones you have but I'm not ready to buy just yet. Hopefully by this Spring.

We should start a club. :D

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Re: Officially shopping for a Volvo C303

Post by pinzi » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:43 am

Well in Zweden they put 6 cyl BMW TD engines in the 303....the ones from the 5 series. :mrgreen:
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Re: Officially shopping for a Volvo C303

Post by Haf-e » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:09 pm

Always thought the Mini Cooper's 3 cylinder diesel (B37 or B38) might be a great conversion motor for a 710/712 pinzgauer - and the BMW motors are built in Graz Austria too!

They are very physically small (1.5 liters) but powerful (100 BHP / 162ft-lbs) and the version of the same motor is used in the hybrid I8 which produces 228 bhp / 236 ft-lbs!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_B38
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Post by GadgetPhreak » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:03 pm

Chris, when are we going to start working out how to pull that off? ;)


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Re: Officially shopping for a Volvo C303

Post by m15256 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:15 am

The C303 in Randleman North Carolina is listed on Ebay again.
Looks like its in decent shape from the pictures. How come this one never sells?

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Re: Officially shopping for a Volvo C303

Post by Firewrx612 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:16 pm

Are you sure it’s the same one? He imports them, I just bought one from him a couple weeks ago and it was in great shape.

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