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Hello,
I have a 1979 242GT that was restored aprox. 10 years ago (by a Volvo Master Tech)...This is a real GT not a clone...she has an 1986 740 turbo motor--the motor has approx.40k on it while the car has 79k. The car was repainted red (looks way better than the original silver) and has a black cloth interior in excellent condition, 2.5" exhaust from turbo back, flowmaster muffler, 5spd (5th gear is the electric overdrive), stereo with 6 disc cd changer, intercooled. The intank fuel pump is new, the spark plugs are new, the fuel filter is new, the tires are at 90%, the drive shaft is the heavier one off of a turbo, the fuel pump is new, custom wheels, new battery.........
The imperfections I have found are as follows. Car needs a windshield ($200 installed), a few rust bubbles coming under paint (dime sized), some rust by rear bumper. Hoods a little faded I think it just needs a good wax. The brake lights, turn signal, horn, wont work, I checked the fuses, I'm not sure what it is, cant be difficult since it worked just fine before (probably just a simple ground), a/c needs to be charged, the car ran great until recently with the Air Mass Meter going bad (I will replace this) , some of the hoses need to be replaced, the car needs some other minor detail work (i have put a few hundred miles on the car in the past 6 years so it does need attention).....The Volvo is in excellent shape for a 30 year old car. Even though this still needs some work it would cost a lot more to buy a beater and get her into the condition this one is currently in than what I'm asking.
This is a beautiful one of a kind rare car with less than 22000 ever made and only from 1979 to 1981----Wouldn't take to much work to start taking her to shows or if you just want to drive something different, instead of all the typical look alike Hondas/Nissans/Toyotas etc.
For more info check out these links:
Volvo 242 GT
1979 Volvo 242GT & 2006 S40 Turbo AWD - Revolving Credit - 188 -- Classic cars | vintage cars, car enthusiasts and historic racing

Just make me an offer (I was originally asking $4900), and please be reasonable since I see GT's that need complete rebuilds going for $1500---MUST SELL / MAKE OFFER---MUST SELL / MAKE OFFER! ---Im located in Houston and can ship the car anywhere.
questions: [email protected]
I'm selling because I lost my house and dont have a garage to keep it in or work on my cars.....
(I also have an 88 RX-7 Turbo and a 65 Mustang Fastback for sale)

p.s.(When restoring or reconditioning a car please be careful of "expert mechanics" and how you use their services--though they are excellent at diagnosing the problem they can make a $500 job into $3000 easily---I was quoted recently approx. $350 on the air mass meter--I can do this for $40 with a warranty)
 

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Thanks :), wish I had the time and money to keep her...........hopefully it goes to a good home
 

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Thanks for all of the compliments...the car was shipped to Norway last week...on the way to drop the car off I raced my friends 2004 Jaguar XKR (supercharged-400hp) and was dead even with him to 120mph...I ended up selling the car for $2500--Thanks to all
p.s. I wanted to say that I had a member interested in the car but the mechanic he sent the car to look at killed the deal...I was having some problems with the car bogging down under boost....he told the member all kinds of nonsense when it turned out to be nothing more than a clogged fuel filter......sorry you missed out
 

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'76 254 dl w/202,0198 k

Hey gang, I'm new to this forum, I currently drive a 1976 245dl with over 202k on the clock, she runs "excellent" but needs a little work.
I need new shocks pretty badly,..Any suggestions on brand,features,ect.?
I'm planning on a semi-restoration on this car, so periodically I'll be asking for advice from those of you who've "been there,done that".
Thanks.
 

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I'm a newbie here too. If you are looking for a good brand of shocks, you could try Felpro or Flowmaster. Both of those brands are reliable.
 
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