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BeardedOne
BeardedOne New Reader
10/24/13 10:24 p.m.

Bought this about two months ago. It's a 1980 Volvo 242 GT. I was looking for something a little older to replace my daily driver. I was searching for 2 door Buick Regal g-body but had no luck. Randomly searched on CL for a Volvo 240 as I occasionally do and this popped up. Bought it the next day.

It basically has a drivetrain from a 1993 Volvo 940 turbo. B230ft engine and 5-speed tranny. It came with an NPR intercooler, Greddy BOV and 350z seats installed.

The plan is to get it ready for daily driving duties.

-Mount IC, battery and over flow tank correctly. ( they were all zip tied on to the car) -Install AC system. -Hook up heater. -Install Cold Start system -Replace window regulators -Recirculate BOV

Mr_Estrotica
Mr_Estrotica Reader
10/24/13 11:11 p.m.

I've always had a thing for these and this one looks like a good start. I'll be watching this!

And welcome to the board.

sethmeister4
sethmeister4 Dork
10/24/13 11:14 p.m.

Sweet! Can't wait to see more, I love these things!

Travis_K
Travis_K UltraDork
10/24/13 11:35 p.m.

I just saw one of those on the freeway today for the first time in years, it even had those same wheels on it.

mndsm
mndsm MegaDork
10/25/13 8:48 a.m.

Two things. I'm pretty sure I've seen that car in the depths of the internet before. A few things are cluing me in... like what appears to be a Saab 900 Turbo Spoiler, and the rims.

Second- "I was looking for something a little older for my daily driver" is possibly one of the best opening introduction paragraph sentences ever.

SilverFleet
SilverFleet SuperDork
10/25/13 8:53 a.m.

That thing is cool. Nice score!

Swank Force One
Swank Force One MegaDork
10/25/13 9:16 a.m.

That thing is rad as berkeley!!!!

If we can pry, how much did you pay to score that?

stan
stan GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
10/25/13 9:16 a.m.
sethmeister4 wrote: Sweet! Can't wait to see more, I love these things!

+1

Keep updated and welcome.

SEADave
SEADave Reader
10/25/13 10:02 a.m.

That is awesome. Those were hard to find when I was heavy into Volvo's 20 years ago, there can't be too many left now. And a late turbo red-block already installed - WOW. Nice score.

Hopsonn
Hopsonn New Reader
10/25/13 11:16 a.m.

In reply to BeardedOne:

NICE.

I really like the look of the front. Looks like it could use some wider wheels?

Great find!

Woody
Woody GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/25/13 11:51 a.m.

Nice! I love those cars.

What are the seats out of?

mtn
mtn UltimaDork
10/25/13 11:54 a.m.

Looks like V70 seats to me.

BeardedOne
BeardedOne New Reader
10/25/13 12:00 p.m.

It has been on the Internet before in another forum.

It is pretty rare and this may be the first 242 GT I've seen in person.

I do plan on getting wider rims. Going with Diamond Racing Wheels 16x8 zero offset. It should fill up the wheel well and give the car a more aggressive look.

Thanks to all for the warm welcome. Glad my car is being received so well.

Swank Force One
Swank Force One MegaDork
10/25/13 12:02 p.m.
BeardedOne wrote: It has been on the Internet before in another forum. It is pretty rare and this may be the first 242 GT I've seen in person. I do plan on getting wider rims. Going with Diamond Racing Wheels 16x8 zero offset. It should fill up the wheel well and give the car a more aggressive look. Thanks to all for the warm welcome. Glad my car is being received so well.

We like old things, cheap things, boxes, and turbos.

You pretty much knocked this one out of the park. Add box flares, huge rubber, and disconnect the wastegate and we'll probably worship you.

BeardedOne
BeardedOne New Reader
10/25/13 12:02 p.m.

Seats are out of a 350z.

ScreaminE
ScreaminE New Reader
10/25/13 2:41 p.m.

I want one!

Vigo
Vigo UberDork
10/25/13 3:23 p.m.

I like this car.

NGTD
NGTD Dork
10/25/13 3:59 p.m.

I had a high-comp B23E in an older 244 body - problem was I realized that the tinworm got it bad. Almost broke in half when the guys hauled it away. I gave it to them for free.

Nice Car.

Greg Voth
Greg Voth Dork
10/25/13 8:05 p.m.

Nice car. I think I may know the prior owner. I've got some 242 pieces I can't seem to hardly give away if you are interested. I am over in Daytona.

Off the top of my head I've got the side glass front and rear side. A window regulator and probably some other random stuff.

ArthurDent
ArthurDent HalfDork
10/25/13 9:59 p.m.

Very nice. I've been more interested in Volvos lately. I recently acquired a silver '84 Volvo 244 that I'm going to make my daily driver but isn't as cool as yours with less turbo-ness and a couple extra doors.

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy PowerDork
10/26/13 9:25 a.m.

those seats look like they belong there -

ebonyandivory
ebonyandivory UltraDork
10/26/13 9:45 p.m.

Just cuz it reminded me of this: [URL=http://s265.photobucket.com/user/derekrichardson/media/day27.jpg.html][/URL]

BeardedOne
BeardedOne New Reader
10/26/13 10:45 p.m.

Just been enjoying it and driving it back and forth to work as my daily driver is not up to the task. My brother is trying to convince me to enter the GRM $2013 Challenge and I'm seriously thinking of it.

Strike_Zero
Strike_Zero SuperDork
10/26/13 11:49 p.m.

Me likey . . .

sethmeister4
sethmeister4 Dork
10/27/13 12:55 p.m.

I love it that your daily driver isn't up to the daily driving task, but your project car is.

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