1978 volvo 242gt




1978 volvo 242gt

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    1978 volvo 242gt

    1978 volvo 242gt

    Floorboards are reported to have had some minor rust issues, but have since been repaired and painted over. Mashing the gas confirms the car is no speed demon. Once up to speed, the GT cruises comfortably. The GT was about handling not acceleration.

    1978 volvo 242gt

    1978 volvo 242gt

    1978 volvo 242gt

    1978 volvo 242gt

    1978 volvo 242gt

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    As you well know by know, Eugene is crawling with 2oo-Series Volvos there was a blue wagon just in front of this one. The GT had a unique front fascia, lowered suspension, bigger alloy wheels, and of course the obligatory racing stripes. But the question is: Was it really any faster?

    In some markets, that was a hp engine with a different camshaft, but in the US? Or am I wrong? I may be mistaken, but I believe the GT in the U. The compression ratio in mine was 9. The GT was about handling not acceleration. There were significant suspension upgrades vs the typical It was a slow car but way more fun to drive in the twisties. Did you ever own any model of the Volvo or Series? Unlike the s, they were not known to rust that much because of their fully-galvanized bodies.

    1978 volvo 242gt

    And it still runs and drives like new. Rust, electrical maladies, and the fact that we no longer needed a 3rd car all factored into the decision to sell. It had about K miles at that point. When my wife and I were considering a new car in , we regarded the as outdated, but did take a look at the Anything will fit in there. The most recurring dream project of mine is a so-called Chevolvo A Windsor is lighter than an old-style SBC?

    I thought they were close, but the SBC was lighter…. The below picture shows what the original mags look like. The 86 or 87 Tempo in the background looks rather well preserved, you get any pix of it for a future CC perhaps? The Turbo was only bhp, boost only about psi so they were not hair raisingly quick. They both look mean though! GT or otherwise, 2 door Volvos were always pretty rare in the midwestern US.

    1978 volvo 242gt

    I think I have known only one person who actually had one. It was the last 2-door he had until the Audi TT. A good friend of mine had one of these and I helped him keep it on the road for years. It was as slow as the non-GT variants, but the basic drivetrain was the longest-lasting that I have ever seen in any vehicle. The car eventually was towed away due to the engine harness disintegrating and causing a nasty key-off battery drain, with somewhere over K miles on it.

    The 2-door s were dropped after the model year, and they never sold in the volume achieved by the 4-doors and wagons, so 2-doors would be a rare sight today maybe not in Eugene though. Not that much power but plenty fast enough!

    We got the GT new in when Australia did, but they were extremely rare. All were silver with an orange stripe under the black one on the side has it faded away on the feature car?

    1978 volvo 242gt

    There were other orange highlights inside and out too. An NZ Volvo fan site that I frequent, http: It was also sharp — metallic burgundy, tan leather, and genuine wood accents on the instrument panel. Sadly, the Classic was totalled in a minor collision. That car is cool. I really like the stance. It must have Triple C suspension. Now all it needs is a big turbo and a paint job.

    US was hard done by- stock B21 engine only. The actually was the first year to be equipped with O2 sensors. I actually own a dl, and originally it did not come equipped with a catalytic converter, from sweden, where the car was originally purchased while a family was on vacation. I have documentation on this. As far as the gt being any faster, it was slightly faster than the stock B21, which boasted about 99hp at the rear wheels.



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