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Ziko
04-10-2011, 02:48 PM
My new car! Yes it's orange!:oogle: Best colour for an early 245 if you ask me.
It's a 1977 car, automatic with power steering. Pretty unique for our country. It was imported from Sweden 6 years ago.
http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/782/10042011129.jpg
http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/8024/10042011130.jpg
More pics wil follow if I get the car home!

J2_
04-10-2011, 03:13 PM
thats cool !! :nod:

professor245
04-10-2011, 03:41 PM
Very nice car, great color! Congrats!
Is it 245L?

Funkee
04-10-2011, 03:58 PM
Nice car! No rust ?

pat244ti
04-10-2011, 04:10 PM
love the color!

amerbritcan
04-10-2011, 04:31 PM
Is it 245L?

That's what it looks like the badge on the back says. I've never heard of a 245 L.

professor245
04-10-2011, 04:37 PM
I heard of them, it's the lowest level of trim:nod: under the DL

Råda
04-10-2011, 04:49 PM
Nice! I like the 78' front end :)

professor245
04-10-2011, 06:05 PM
What engine is in that orange?

Råda
04-10-2011, 07:19 PM
What engine is in that orange?

Probably B21A

amerbritcan
04-10-2011, 08:04 PM
ugh B21A and BW55. Yay! someone on TB finally has a slower car than me!

now if I could find a member with one that slow that is as ugly as mine...

Crazychopstick
04-10-2011, 08:06 PM
Yes! Fantastic color.

superboosted
04-10-2011, 08:26 PM
cool light wipers...cool car.

professor245
04-10-2011, 08:36 PM
ugh B21A and BW55. Yay! someone on TB finally has a slower car than me!

now if I could find a member with one that slow that is as ugly as mine...

LOL

joshwho_e21
04-11-2011, 03:50 AM
Disco baby.

Volvo244GLE
04-11-2011, 06:37 AM
That's what it looks like the badge on the back says. I've never heard of a 245 L.

a 245L is a van version. it has no rear seat just a flat bed. from the looks of the pictures, its had a rear seat installed. thats what has been done to the majority of the ones in Australia.

this is what it should look like, Angus242164 her on the forums owns it.
http://zyrex.org/gallery/Cars/acw/245L/?g2_page=2

deisclamer: assuming the 245L's we got here were the same as ones found elsewhere

towz-T
04-11-2011, 07:02 AM
it looks like a legitimate dutch to me.
cheap as hell (no trim what so ever) and orange ;)

Ziko
04-11-2011, 09:45 AM
Thanks guys, I appreciate the comments!
The trim level indeed is "L" however, it has never been a van. You could just get it as a normal car as well in this trim level.
And it's not very fast lolz, but nice for cruising. Is there an automatic gearbox with 4 gears that I can directly fit?

Funkee
04-11-2011, 11:24 AM
I always love how Volvo didnt take the time or effort to redesign rear doors for the Wagons specific.

blkaplan
04-11-2011, 11:33 AM
amazing

JustFord0099
04-11-2011, 11:37 AM
awesomeness! :cool:

Ziko
04-11-2011, 11:48 AM
I always love how Volvo didnt take the time or effort to redesign rear doors for the Wagons specific.

Haha lolz that's one of those little details that make these cars unique:)
@JustFord0099, nice to see another orange 240 owner.:oogle:

Yellow240
04-11-2011, 01:45 PM
Keeping the Dutch roads colorful :-P Most new cars are black or silver. So good to see some colors that make people happy.

RCArmy434
04-11-2011, 02:01 PM
i like it. my 242 is going to be orange, but its not going to be a factory volvo color :)

Råda
04-11-2011, 02:04 PM
I always love how Volvo didnt take the time or effort to redesign rear doors for the Wagons specific.

It's the same with the 855 if you look real close

lukemcbride
04-11-2011, 02:31 PM
LOVE that color, beautiful car man!

Ziko
04-12-2011, 03:25 PM
Thanks guys.
@Luke, I like your car a lot as well! White walls FTW!:)
So what about wheel choice? Keep the Corona's or throw on some Multi-X.
I have a set that have just been fitted with brandnew tyres.
http://img848.imageshack.us/img848/7967/12042011133.jpg
On my 244.
http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/8357/12042011134.jpg
The Corona's look pretty original, this might be a little bit too much on a nice original wagon?

Funkee
04-12-2011, 03:58 PM
I would keep the Coronas, the car would look wild on some white 18" Pegs for instance but one this clean is best kept OG I think.

professor245
04-12-2011, 05:40 PM
Thanks guys.
@Luke, I like your car a lot as well! White walls FTW!:)
So what about wheel choice? Keep the Corona's or throw on some Multi-X.
I have a set that have just been fitted with brandnew tyres.
http://img848.imageshack.us/img848/7967/12042011133.jpg
On my 244.
http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/8357/12042011134.jpg
The Corona's look pretty original, this might be a little bit too much on a nice original wagon?

The best rims ever, Multi x are awesome!

D.E
04-13-2011, 09:41 AM
L's aren't vans anywhere but in Australia. Just basic cars. That's a 1978 by the way, 1977 has a different grille/light surround and a chrome trim around the whole front fascia.

Ziko
04-13-2011, 10:03 AM
You might be right Funkee...
@D.E. model year 78 mabye, but it was built in 77 ;-)

Thefuzz
04-13-2011, 10:39 AM
It reminds me of the cars that Televerket (The company who owned, distribute and serviced all of Swedens phone, TV and mobile network)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f9/Volvo240televerket.JPG/800px-Volvo240televerket.JPG

Ziko
04-16-2011, 02:39 PM
Hehe that's nice!
I've now got my baby home!:)
http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/5197/16042011142.jpg

Ziko
04-30-2011, 02:42 PM
I decided to throw on the Multi-X wheels, just to see how it looked. I was afraid they would look out of place, but I think they look awsome! I'll be keeping the Corona's for winter tyres.
http://img576.imageshack.us/img576/1605/img3379j.jpg
http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/1710/img3380jb.jpg
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/345/img3382r.jpg
http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/1659/img3383lf.jpg
http://img862.imageshack.us/img862/7410/img3384t.jpg
http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/7417/img3387e.jpg

propav8r
04-30-2011, 02:55 PM
That's awesome! Love the multi-x's.

professor245
04-30-2011, 06:13 PM
I found that Multi-x rims since they are 7J wide and with a bit stretched tire on stock 245 height looks a bit 4x4, that's why I lowered mine and they really settled better in wheel arches...

DNAsEqUeNcE
04-30-2011, 06:56 PM
beautiful countryside.. and lower the car!!

professor245
04-30-2011, 08:20 PM
I don't believe in slammed volvos but that car really needs some lower, especially in front, an inch maybe no more...

robsvolvos
04-30-2011, 09:19 PM
L's aren't vans anywhere but in Australia. Just basic cars. That's a 1978 by the way, 1977 has a different grille/light surround and a chrome trim around the whole front fascia.

The later grille and surrounds have been retrofitted to this car. The easiest way to tell is that you can see the gap at the bottom of the headlight. This is because the the headlights were set further back on the '75 -'77 cars, so the surrounds were deeper. Besides, I'm not sure about the Euro market, but all the wagons from '78 and up on this side of the pond had coffin hoods. Only the 242's got the grille that's currently on this wagon.

Another easy way to tell if it's a '77 or '78 is the front door panels. The '77 still had elastic/pouch door pockets, while the '78 got the hard plastic breakable ones.

Oh, and they didn't use 113 orange after 77.

All that aside, this is a beautiful example of this car. Congratulations!

Rob

Funkee
05-01-2011, 07:13 AM
Man you want me to put more 'feathers up your arse'? So magnificent

D.E
05-01-2011, 07:22 AM
The later grille and surrounds have been retrofitted to this car. The easiest way to tell is that you can see the gap at the bottom of the headlight. This is because the the headlights were set further back on the '75 -'77 cars, so the surrounds were deeper. Besides, I'm not sure about the Euro market, but all the wagons from '78 and up on this side of the pond had coffin hoods. Only the 242's got the grille that's currently on this wagon.

You're probably right, I see the gap you're talking about. It's just that I see no holes left from the chrome front fascia surround and supposedly the car has original paint. No 70's cars got the coffin bonnets in Europe except 260's .


Another easy way to tell if it's a '77 or '78 is the front door panels. The '77 still had elastic/pouch door pockets, while the '78 got the hard plastic breakable ones.


L's are basic have no door pockets so that's no way of telling.

Cojones
05-01-2011, 07:52 AM
Very nice with those Multi-X's. Maybe only add a front lip, and then call it a day.

ZwerverRoodbaard
05-01-2011, 08:07 AM
Very nice with those Multi-X's. Maybe only add a front lip, and then call it a day.

Indeed, just a stock-front lip and maybe you can buy a glass box for the car :-P

woodywhat
05-01-2011, 09:29 AM
Thanks guys, I appreciate the comments!
The trim level indeed is "L" however, it has never been a van. You could just get it as a normal car as well in this trim level.
And it's not very fast lolz, but nice for cruising. Is there an automatic gearbox with 4 gears that I can directly fit?

aw,s can be fitted,but! no spedo drive or try to find toyota version with detachable bell and change drive shaft.

robsvolvos
05-01-2011, 11:18 AM
You're probably right, I see the gap you're talking about. It's just that I see no holes left from the chrome front fascia surround and supposedly the car has original paint. No 70's cars got the coffin bonnets in Europe except 260's .



L's are basic have no door pockets so that's no way of telling.

Ok, but it's not just the hard door pockets that differentiate the door panel from the two years. The early panel is flat with several horizontal lines, and the door pull is thinner and on a slight angle whereas the '78 panel looks like all the newer 240's.

Maybe the L doesn't have the trim around the front end because it's such a stripper? I have no idea.

Rob

turtle
05-01-2011, 11:33 AM
Looks outside at unpainted 945.....looks at your fine orange 245.....looks again at unpainted 945....hum....maybe.....just maybe:oogle:

Ziko
05-01-2011, 03:57 PM
You can't tell by the doorpockets, because an L version doesn't come with doorpockets at all:-P I'll have to check the paint code.
I don't want to lower it because I'm afraid I'll lose too much comfort. In Holland we have a lot of speedbumps and I like to drive way too fast over those:)
Thanks for all the nice reactions btw, it does need some work. There is some rust here and there, I will have that fixed a.s.a.p. It will be sleeping in the garage so I hope I can keep it in a good condition over the coming years.
@Turtle :rofl:
And what's the front lip you're talking about? Any pics on that?

Cojones
05-01-2011, 04:21 PM
Sumthin like this:

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e215/panhandle-pete/volvo/_MG_2175.jpg

Edit:

or like huh:

http://i1034.photobucket.com/albums/a423/pauldegen/IMG_2254.jpg

Funkee
05-01-2011, 05:37 PM
It would make the car a little mature indeed, especially in this bright color

D.E
05-01-2011, 06:03 PM
Ok, but it's not just the hard door pockets that differentiate the door panel from the two years. The early panel is flat with several horizontal lines, and the door pull is thinner and on a slight angle whereas the '78 panel looks like all the newer 240's.

Maybe the L doesn't have the trim around the front end because it's such a stripper? I have no idea.

Rob

I own one 1976 245L and one 1977 244L model and they both have the chrome trim. Looking at the pictures, it looks like it has the 1978 type of the half-vinyl fabric interior. Can we have interior pics please? :-P

RvolvoR
05-01-2011, 06:08 PM
your headlight wipers, send them to me

professor245
05-01-2011, 06:21 PM
You can't tell by the doorpockets, because an L version doesn't come with doorpockets at all:-P I'll have to check the paint code.
I don't want to lower it because I'm afraid I'll lose too much comfort. In Holland we have a lot of speedbumps and I like to drive way too fast over those:)
Thanks for all the nice reactions btw, it does need some work. There is some rust here and there, I will have that fixed a.s.a.p. It will be sleeping in the garage so I hope I can keep it in a good condition over the coming years.
@Turtle :rofl:
And what's the front lip you're talking about? Any pics on that?

I lowered mine on cut diesel springs and it's actually more comfortable over bumps (that are plentiful) it swallows the bumps nicer:nod:

Ziko
05-03-2011, 08:02 AM
The car does have the half vinyl/fabric interior yes.
That frontlip does look baller:-D On which cars did they come? Will a lip from a newer 240 also fit?
I will first have all the rust fixed, then I might look into lowering the car. It might look better just lowered a tiny bit. I don't want to get it slammed to the ground cause that will ruin the comfort

Ziko
05-03-2011, 08:04 AM
your headlight wipers, send them to me

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl: