Theme Tuesdays: Volvo 240s

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If Friday’s questionably styled and Toyota motivated Volvo left a bad taste in your mouth you can consider today’s Theme Tuesday as the mouthwash to cleanse the palette.

Like the majority of Theme Tuesday highlights older Volvos are a car that stock very few people (die hard prancing Moose fans aside) would say look ‘good’ in factory trim.

However give them an altitude adjustment, along with a new set of dancing shoes, and suddenly they become a decent looking little –and not so little in the case of wagons– car.

From what I hear they are also dead nuts reliable which is a bonus.

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Kick things off nice and simple
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I’m pretty sure this photo is at least five years old but the car is still quite nice looking
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Some cars look ok on banded steels while others seem made for it, 240s fall in the latter
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This looks like an unreasonable amount of fun, which is why I am posting it

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Does anyone have anymore photos of this one?
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I have a feeling this is an earlier version of a car a bit further down in this post

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KISS rule applies…. these Borbet Type E(?) wheels look great tucked
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Lots of people miss the mark with flares but this is money
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Is…. that a cage?
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Looks like this car is sporting a cage as well
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Fiske wheels or CCWs?
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That rear fitment… amazing

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And this would be the completed car from above… (I think)
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Close things out with who just recently finished giving his wagon a make over

10 COMMENTS

  1. There is a video series of a guy from Finland who builds crazy turbo Volvo 240. It’s called “Bamses turbo underpants” 🙂

  2. If you like volvos you seriously need to check out the Gatebil Rukdoden festival. Makes these volvos look tame.

    And yes, that one has a turbo’d LS motor

  3. The suspected Borbet Type E’s on the light blue 242 are either an OEM Volvo Polaris or Eiker E1’s.

    The dark blue 242 that is caged has Kodiak Racing wheels, here is the build thread

    • @John thanks for all the info!
      @Dave Gatebil is on another level. I should have a Theme Tuesday just on crazy Gatebil builds really.
      @Klaavs thanks!

      It appears I should post Volvos more often.

  4. Thanks for the feature! And getting the volvos out there!! Older pic go check me out on Instagram @erictheboss253 for updates!

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