Classic Volvo 240 – Popular Volvo 240 History – Road & Track

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By Dan Roth May 6, 2013 / Photos by

Volvo 240, we salute you. The that’s become an icon of the had been on the market for 18 years by the the last 240 was put together on May 5th, Few single models have in production for so long.

It’s twenty years since the Volvo 240 was built. It was a crazily wagon meant as a pun to illustrate lead times, but given the long tenure on the market, should have built a limo.

A $500 Volvo 240 wagon was my to the brand, and it was amazing. My 1983 245 was relatively clean, and it had a manual The Volvo M46 transmission my 245 carried was a ‘box with a Laycock J-Type electric overdrive off the back.

You will be hard to find a 245 with an M46 that’s or not so horribly flogged that it you tear up. I only wish it was but mine was multiple shades of sadly.

One of the fantastic things about the 240 is it’s logically built, and such a long production run variants that included four cylinders, diesel sixes, 90-degree odd-fire V6s, and the tried-and-true red block cylinder, you can find all manner of and parts to make the car your own Lego set. Mine had extra gauge position though only the voltmeter worked.

The Volvo 240 is a joy to work on, unless you to replace the heater core or fan. It’s a rugged car a lot of room, and with all its window it feels like a mobile Palace compared to modern It’s as forgiving as a doting protecting you from dumb behind the wheel and tolerating repairs with grace.

Being a fundamentally lazy I eventually swapped the nose and all doors from a ’79 was the same color instead of how to do paint and bodywork.

The 240 helped climb to the top of its game. What off as an updated 140 turned into an The boxier 700-series tried to the 240 in the early 1980s, but the model wouldn’t quit.

By the end, the 240 was fondly received, but it was an antique in the and expensive to build and buy. It did the its planned replacement, the 700-series, by a though.

The 240 has been appreciating in value now good ones are increasingly Volvo built something two million in total, so you can find one won’t need its rear patched, its air conditioner rebuilt, an wiring harness, or overdrive piston seals, but you have to be I#146;ve moved on to other and even different brands, but 245 was my first, and there are days I still miss it.

If you’re curious to find out it’s all about, it’s to get in the game, because prices only be going up. Really, who wants to be on their deathbed what a Volvo 240 is like?

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