10k: Need More of This: 1983 Volvo 242 Chevy LQ4 V8 Turbo
From our own experience with the Daily Turismo Project Car we can assure all you readers that the Volvo 240 chassis is a good hunk of metal let down by a wimpy stock engine, wallowy stock suspension and stock tires from the Huffy catalog. Start fixing each and every single one of these problems and you will soon have a fast, fun and boxy Volvo….but probably go broke. Save your time and money – buy a completed project from someone who wants out. Find this 1983 Volvo 242 with turbo LSX V8 for sale in Modesto, CA for $12,500 via craigslist.
This isn’t just another carburetor equipped 350 shoved into the front of a 242 after a weekend of fighting some old Volvo ignition model, it is quite the contrary. The seller has a ton of time into fab work on a custom turbo system, custom subframe – the list goes on here on his thread on turbobricks and ls1tech. And the car…it goes well too…10.7 second 1/4 mile passes as seen on youtube.
The LQ4 V8 is a generation III small block Chevy engine from a truck and is related to the LS1/2/X engine family but has an iron block and weights a few more lbs. A gigantic turbo forces more air into this engine and the car runs E85 ethanol on a MegaSquirt DIY fuel injection system to the tune of 550 wheel-horsepower.
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Sick. Wrong. Get me there. Now.
I need $12.5k like, right the hell now. No, really. Like, now.
Everyday and twice on Sundays, y'all. Curse you all for putting this here. I know this will find a good home, but why can't it be my home?
This build thread is a smoking read if you have a few minutes. The builder is obviously extraordinarily skilled and the care taken seems superior.
Yep… I want. I know where there is a 242 gt chassis, its had its floors, trunk and engine bay epoxy primed and has great original paint and it just screams for somthing like this.kinda a super gt project. Im gonna have to go talk to the guy and see if he wants to sell.
Does anyone know where this car is? I'd like to buy it!
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