The Volvo purists might get a little disturbed at seeing yet another LS-based V8 swap in a classic 240 body…but let’s face it, with over 2.8 million examples of the 200-series (240 and 260) built from 1974 through 1993, it’s not like you can’t find another stock one sitting around. And that stock 240 will probably been useful to tow this thing to the next fuel station. Find this 1989 Volvo 244 With V8 Swap offered for $7000 via facebork in Sarasota, FL. Tip from Art.
This next car comes as a tip from MattV who writes: If I bought this and it turned out to only have 200k miles instead of 736000, I would feel like I had been swindled. I have to agree — this car is interesting not because it has 9k miles (like the overpriced Miata from yesterday) but because it has three quarters of a million miles on the odometer. I’m picturing the scene from Ferris Bueller, but someone running the car in forward gear to add miles to this brown stallion. Find this 1980 Volvo 240DL with 736k miles in Evergreen, CO via craigslist.
There was an old saying in in Vaudeville that was particularly embraced by the instantly recognizable Groucho Marx — “will it play in Peoria?” This figure of speech asks if something will be acceptable to redneck…errr…hillbilly mainstream America — and the Volvo 240 asked that exact same question when it was released in 1975. And the […]
This next feature isn’t a car offered for sale…but it is a story about a car that was sold from DT’s own editor CFlo to DT’s feature writer Matt. The next 58 hours and 2764 miles of Matt’s life was far from boring and Matt was nice enough to document it here on Hagery.com. Photo […]
This next car comes as a tip from Tom C who writes: Just…it’s like…I don’t even…but…**? This is a logical reaction to what can only be reasonably described as a Volvo that has been turned to a boat or perhaps a Battlestar Galactica Colonial Viper. I dunno. I think that Dr Freud would have something […]
The last car we featured was a classic Volvo wagon with all of the magic unicorn attributes that classic Volvo wagon lovers tend to enjoy, but for people who thought that previous wagon was too brown and too fast, we’ve got this next thing…which is powered by that nasty diesel stuff and is covered in […]
It’s Thorsday folks and we have quite the Swede for you today. The dollars per level of crazy is off the charts on this one. This Volvo 240 build is sort of a more discreet budget version of this Corbin Goodwin bonkers Rolls Royce. Many brick Volvo’s feature American V8 swaps swapped into their huge engine bay. […]
The Volvo 240 DL is a slow car in stock form…not loaded trash truck slow, but it’ll give a Mercedes-Benz 300D a good run for the money. But that all changes when you drop an LM4 small block V8 from some kind of GM SUV and start burning rubber. Find this 1990 Volvo 240 DL offered […]
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CFlo’s State of the Fleet Address Here at the DT offices double-wide in the sky, it seems everyone has some sort of cool project car, wacky daily driver, or cheap performance machine. I think I might be the most deranged though, because at any given moment I need more than two full hands of fingers […]
I don’t think I need to talk any of the readers of this website into this next feature, which is a good thing, because anybody who doesn’t want a V8 5-speed manual gearbox powered Volvo sedan with a gutted “race” interior for a daily driver is a strange duck…indeed. Find this 1989 Volvo 240 V8 offered […]