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1981 Volvo 242GT
(This page has been prepared by the owner of this car, Australian member Lance Phillips )

 


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Description

Lance became a "Life member" of the Volvo Car Club of Victoria for all the enthusiasm and work he (with his wife Pam) put in the Club over the years. He has been involved with many Volvo Rally's and Club outings all over Australia. He has owned many Volvo cars and the 242GT has always been one of his favourites. Lance is the 242GT Register Captain of his club.

The silver limited edition Volvo 242GT was the first sports orientated Volvo model since the 1800. They were built between 1978 - 1981. The Australian and NZ versions had a 105kW (140bhp) version of the B23E fuel injected engine with 10:1 compression ratio and an "H" camshaft, front spoiler, stiffened suspension and accent striping on the sides and boot lid. The window frames were matt black, a feature later applied to all 240s.

In Australia, some of the 600 cars sold, were turned into automatic versions by a local garage although all 242 GTs had M46 (4-speed+OD) gearbox as standard. There are probably only 20 Volvo 242GTs in New Zealand, some imported from Australia. 

Due to the deterioration in the silver paint a lot of cars were converted to the shadow tone versions (special production run) by their owners when repainted on the top half. Some owners removed the stripes. It is difficult to find an original 242GT today. The majority have been repainted. Some have been highly modified with V8 engines, other personalised with different wheels, spoilers and other options.

Lance and his family have covered some 275,000kms in 3 GT's from 1983. There is no real set price for these GTs as it depends on condition and mileage, however the 242GT represents good value for money on today's market.

Specification

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Equipment :
242GT (Australia model)
1978 - 1981
B23E (fuel injected) Early models B21
140bhp @ 5750 rpm
Top speed 180km/h
Discs
1978/9 - Multi spoke 14" Alloy
1980/1 - 5 Spoke 15" Alloy
185/70HR14 or 195/60HR15
Silver paintwork with varying width black/red stripe along waist at door handle height swinging up onto boot lid at the extreme end of rear guards and continuing around on lid in a finer stripe. A fine red/black stripe also on the bonnet depression. All window frames and trip in matt black. 
Silver Grill with rectangular driving lights and round headlights. Black bumpers.
Tinted side and rear glass.
All black interior - vinyl upholstery with black corduroy inserts with red stripe.
Fully carpeted, including boot with wheel cover.
Front spoiler, Alloy wheels, 

 242GT Links

Volvo 242GT
242GT Register Form
(Word format)

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