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Published on January 25th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Volvo 242, Forgotten Classic


Pictured here is a red 242 that might inspire you to take over your uncles, or fathers or even neighbours abandoned Volvo 240 and convert/restore it.

In August 1974, Volvo Cars Sweden presented a new generation of cars called the 240 and 260 Series. These new models had been developed from the earlier popular 140 series and were very similar to their predecessors. The changes included a new front, large bumpers and a developed chassis, featuring a front-wheel suspension system of the McPherson type. At the same time, a new 4-cylinder engine series with an overhead camshaft began to be used. The previous 4-cylinder was still used for a time.

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Two-door cars were still very much in demand, more so in Europe and it was therefore only natural to include a 2-door in the production programme. However, as the trend was moving towards 4-door cars, the 242 was taken out of production long before the 244 and 245.


The 242 sadly never made it officially to Malaysia but we have seen 2 units in Klang Valley.

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