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Old 04-07-2018, 06:45 AM   #201
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Old 04-08-2018, 04:53 PM   #202
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Black plate! Is this your one, Rich? Or someone you know? I thought yours was still shed-bound? :-)
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Old 04-13-2018, 02:58 AM   #203
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yep, it runs fine
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Old 04-13-2018, 10:00 AM   #204
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Rich, I may have to pick your brain about the slim bumper(s?) mod. I think it should be simple, but I don't see it often or documented. Also what is the reason for the foglights being drawn back into the grill?
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Old 04-14-2018, 04:21 AM   #205
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'80 + never got commandos here for some reason, slim bumpers so much better!. I couldn't tell you if there is a fitting mod involved or not,as all my cars have been slim bumpers.
That grill is not a GT grill, smashed mine up, this is an option grill and you can see the sash is different and fog light positions are slightly different, giving the impression that the fog lights are mounted further back, but they're not
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Old 04-14-2018, 04:58 AM   #206
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The slim plastic bumpers should be a breeze in the USA, as they were fitted from ‘81 through to ‘85 in North America with all the front panels unchanged from the sheetmetal that the GT has.
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Old 08-12-2018, 02:32 PM   #207
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VIN: 2424L1138026 isnt in Switzerland, its in Sweden.

I have some more VINS from sweden:
1978 2.1L off the road since 1995, VIN: 2424L1135755
1979 2.3L off the road since 2000, VIN: 2428M1147749
Consider 4 more GTs lost in sweden. I have seen them, but the I didnt get the identification plate, so no VIN from them.


Consider this 242GT lost. Dont have the VIN, saved it from a Facebook post. Judging by the mirrors it should be a 1980 model. Junkyard in the USA


And this is my newest project, a 1977 242GT 2.1L with 190k km. Stood since 1992 in the castle parking space of a millionaire.
VIN:2424L1 128289


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Old 08-12-2018, 06:16 PM   #208
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Greetings from Finland.

Here is my 242 GT from 1980. It currently has 268000km's.
The chassis number is VC24245A1171166

The car was originally sold in Sweden, but it was imported to Finland in early 1980's. Latest inspection in 2000 and its been off the road since 2001, and I bought it 2014. The guy I bought it from started to change the rear arches but never finished, and the car sat inside, and then outside until i bought it. It has B21E engine, and it's in drivable condition.

It has been badly repainted in 1990 to a two-tone colour, but the stripes are still to be seen between the doors, and there is even some bubbling on the paint where the stripes were.






It will be back on the road someday, I have driven it to some carshows on temporary plates. I also know of a few other GT:s in Finland, I have only seen one that is registered and on the road, and one that is a project like mine. My guess is that there is under 15 or even 10 GT:s in Finland. Most of them are not roadworthy.

Some GT:s in Finland: Only going to post the last 6 digits. Not all pictures taken by me. If you want your car / picture to be removed, tell me and I will do.

128534 First registered in Sweden 28.3.1978 Last inspected in Sweden on 2013. It's a bit special, I have seen it and it has only 37k in the odometer. 1978 model with 2.1 engine originally. It's missing engine and transmission. The interior is like new, and the car looks good to the outside. No plates, still registered to Sweden, old swedish registration number stamped on windows. Maybe used as a track car, and never registered to Finland? It has been sitting outside a garage for 2 years, and when i last checked, it wasnt there anymore. Same car in these links, what an special piece. http://volvo242gt.se/chnr%20128534.htm https://www.garaget.org/?car=56625


131562 First registered in 20.3.1978 original 2.1 Finnish-sold GT. Currently on the road and running strong!


147599 First registered in 9.3.1979 original 2.3 Finnish-sold GT. Latest inspection is in 1996, and its been taken off the road. Possibly not going to be restored, since it looks too rusty.


147812 Model year 1979, 2.3 liter engine. Maybe imported from Sweden? Last inspection in 2000, and its been taken off the road. Perhaps parted out already.


153158 First registered in 10.4.1980 original 2.3 Finnish-sold GT. Latest inspection is in 2011 and it didn't pass since it had some rust issues, maybe being restored back to original condition or something? Just my guess.


178713 Model year 1980, first registered in Finland on 1981. 2.1 liter engine, currently on the road and looking really good! USA or Canada import.


There is also one i have pictures of
Model year 1980, original 2.1 Finnish-sold GT. Pictures are taken in 2010. Without stripes and in the pictures looks to be rusty. Has a GT-cluster, and a r-sport wheel. Interior looks really good. No idea where this one is currently, since the owner who bought it in 2010 has already sold it. https://www.volvere.fi/242GT.htm

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Old 08-13-2018, 03:23 PM   #209
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This ´78 model is for sale in sweden. VIN 2424L1 133556


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Old 08-16-2018, 12:01 PM   #210
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Put about 3000km on her as my daily driver since pulled out of storage in May.

VIN 24245 M 3 143971
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