1981 VOLVO 242

1981 Volvo 240

Technical specifications of Volvo 240 1981

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Tucson, Arizona, United States
Make: Volvo
Model: 240
Type: 2dr
Year: 1981
Mileage: 319,403
VIN: YV1AX4929B1205609
Color: WHITE
Engine size: B23
Number of cylinders: 4
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Blue
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

A TRUE DESERT SURVIVOR ( SAME OWNER FOR 33 YEARS)

FROM 1974 TO 1984, VOLVO BUILT 242,621 242’S. (Why they didn’t stop at 242,242 is only because Swede’s have a low tolerance for humor.)

THE 242 CHASSIS WAS ONE OF THE MOST RIGID THAT VOLVO EVER DEVELOPED AND EVENTUALLY WAS THE PLATFORM THAT VOLVO USED TO WIN THE EUROPEAN TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP IN 1985.

ONE OF THOSE 242,261 242’S HAS SURVIVED IN THE DESERT OF THE SOUTHWEST.

1981 VOLVO 242 VIN: YV1AX4929B1205609

PURCHASED NEW FROM: LYLE PEARSON MOTORS, BOISE, ID 8/25/81 AND DRIVEN TO SO. CALIF. (FIRST SERVICE PERFORMED AT 1475 MILES @ VOLVO OF RIVERSIDE ON SEPT. 8, 1981. REMAINED IN SO. CALIF UNTIL OCTOBER 1984 WHEN IT WAS PURCHASED BY ITS SECOND OWNER AND MOVED TO ARIZONA.

LOVINGLY MAINTAINED BY HER UNTIL SHE BOUGHT A NEW VOLVO IN FEBRUARY 2017.

I PURCHASED THE CAR WITH THE INTENTION OF TURNING IT INTO AN ITB RACER BUT AFTER DRIVING IT FOR A WHILE, REALIZED IT WAS TOO NICE A CAR TO TAKE OFF THE ROAD.

EXTENSIVE SERVICE RECORDS AND NOTES (INCLUDING ORIGINAL OWNER’S MANUAL AND WARRANTY/ MAINTENANCE BOOKLET)

CURRENT ODOMETER READING 319,356

EXTERIOR:

CLEAN, DRY BODY WITH NO SIGNS OF REPAIRS OR RUST ISSUES.

DOORS STILL CLOSE WITH THAT SOLID “THUNK” OF A BANK SAFE.

HAS RECEIVED ONE REPAINT IN THE ORIGINAL FACTORY (42) CASCADE WHITE. PAINT STILL SHOWS WELL. TRIM IS INTACT AND IN GOOD SHAPE.

ALL GLASS IS ORIGINAL VOLVO WITH THE EXCEPTION ON THE WINDSHIELD.

MOST OF THE RUBBER TRIM AND GASKETS WERE REPLACED AT THE TIME OF THE REPAINT AND ARE IN GOOD CONDITION.

CURRENTLY RIDES ON MICHELIN 185/70R 14 (6/32”) TIRES, MOUNTED ON THE ORIGINAL STEEL WHEELS WITH CENTER CAPS AND BEAUTY RINGS.

INTERIOR:

SEATS ARE ORIGINAL FACTORY BLUE FABRIC. DOOR PANELS, RUGS AND HEADLINER ARE SERVICEABLE CONDITION. REAR PACKAGE SHELF HAS BEEN FADED BY THE AZ SUN AND THERE IS SOME CRACKING ON THE DRIVER’S DOOR ARM REST AND ON THE TOP OF THE DASH. (COVERED BY DASH COVER)

MECHANICAL/ELECTRICAL:

THE B21F ENGINE STARTS AND RUNS WITHOUT SMOKE OR HESITATION. PASSED AZ EMISSIONS IN OCT. ’17.

M46 TRANSMISSION (4 speed w/o’drive) SHIFTS SMOOTHLY AND OVERDRIVE ENGAGES ON COMMAND.

LIGHTS, SWITCHES, GUAGES AND AC SYSTEM ARE ALL FUNCTIONAL. (EVEN THE CLOCK IS STILL WORKING)

KENWOOD RADIO/CD PLAYER HAS REPLACED THE VOLVO RADIO AND POLK SPEAKERS HAVE BEEN ADDED.

RECENT WORK INCLUDES: DRIVE BELT REPLACEMENT, EXPANSION TANK CAP,

BRAKE PADS, AC CHARGE AND OIL/FILTER CHANGE
HAVE SERVICE RECORDS DATING BACK TO 2009

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