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Old 07-30-2012, 02:18 PM   #1
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Default My new GT!

Here is my pride and joy! (don't tell my kids)

242 GT 1980!






Yes ecodes!


needs moar louvers!




(ad pic)












oh ****! grab handle!...
it's normal when you are part of the



some more details on the car
1980 B23 242GT

ORIGINAL SERVICE BOOKS AND OWNERS MANUALS

SOLD ORIGINALLY BY BK MOTORS

GENUINE VOLVO ACCESSORIES MODIFICATIONS
DEALER INSTALLED AIR CONDITIONING
POWER WINDOWS
POWER MIRRORS
COIN TRAY
REAR SEAT HEADRESTS
AM FM CASSETTE “MICROPROCESSOR STEREO”
PASSENGER ASSIST GRIP

MODIFICATIONS
B23 GLT ENGINE
R SPORT REAR WHEEL SPACERS
R SPORT INTRUMENT CLUSTER
TURBO EXHAUST
K&N AIR FILTER
LOWERED SUSPENSION WITH 245 SPRINGS
EURO SQUARE H4 HEADLAMPS
EURO FRONT TURN/RUNNING LAMP LENSES
FLUSH MOUNT LATER STYLE WINDSHEILD
142 SEAT SIDE TRAYS
POWDER COATED ORIGINAL GLT STYLE ALLOYS
IPD COMPLETE POLY FRONT AND REAR CONTROL ARM BUSHING SET

MECHANICAL/BODY BACKGROUND
CAR HAS 277,000 KMS ( SPEEDOMETER WAS CORRECTED WHEN “R” SPORT CLUSTER INSTALLED )
CAR PAINTED 1985 BY 2ND OWNER WITH ORIGINAL SIDE STRIPE KIT INSTALLED.
CAR WENT INTO STORAGE FOR 4 YEARS
CAR PAINTED BELOW BELTLINE IN 1995
HOOD REPLACED IN 1998
THIS CAR HAS BEEN FULLY MAINTAINED AND DRIVEN ONLY FOR SHOWS AND EVENTS

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
5 FIRST PLACE VCOA CONCOURSE FINISHES: NIAGARA FALLS 1995, LACE PLACID 1996, VERMOUNT
1997, KNOXVILLE 1998, PLUS THREE 1ST PLACE 240 CLASS WINES AT THE VOLVO CARS OF AMERICA
OPEN HOUSES IN NEW JERSEY. PLUS MANY MORE LOCAL CLUB 1ST PLACE FINISHES OVER THE YEARS.
THIS CAR HAS MADE RELIABLE TRIPS TO FLORIDA (3 TIMES), EAST COAST (4 TIMES), CALIFORNIA (2
TIMES) AND MANY OTHER TRIPS IN CANADA AND THE USA.

I did pay a lot for it compared to things I see here on TB but non of my current 240's could hold a candle against it...
Future plans? : Drive it and enjoy!
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:36 PM   #2
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Not gonna lie, that's pretty sweet.
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:48 PM   #3
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Yeah, that's pretty amazing!

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Old 07-30-2012, 03:04 PM   #4
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Hella clean. Next thing you tell us is that the A/C actually works.
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:10 PM   #5
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Hella clean. Next thing you tell us is that the A/C actually works.
lulz
As a matter of fact yes! It does
Everything works on the car!
I had troubles with the fan: turned out to be a fuse issue
Now I need to change a ball joint, check why the rear seatbelt is locked and I'm good to get it inspected and plated

About the seatbelt :somebody mentioned that the little finger on the 'G-sensor' can become over-bent and won't release, so it is as simple as just bending it out a millimeter or two.
But I removed the cover and don't see anything that can be unbent
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:11 PM   #6
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wtf that car is perfect... jealous
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:23 PM   #7
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Yaa wow!! Is that all original!! What a find!
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:52 PM   #8
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Here is my pride and joy! (don't tell my kids)

242 GT 1980!



Dont even let them look at it.
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:02 PM   #9
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Very nice. Please don't modify as other's have wanted to do with GT's from this forum...
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:10 PM   #10
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Very nice. Please don't modify as other's have wanted to do with GT's from this forum...
haha
Don't worry it's safe with me
I have no intention in modifying this masterpiece
I might put different wheels as I have a set of gemini that need tires that could look good on it
Other than that it will remain as you see it here
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:17 PM   #11
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Sweet. It's nice to see another clean GT on the board..
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:18 PM   #12
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Wow, that's really really clean.
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:24 PM   #13
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As for the seat belt, you have to unscrew the end and you'll the little tab that catches the drum...
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:31 PM   #14
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Nice one! Keep it in this fantastic condition
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:08 PM   #15
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As for the seat belt, you have to unscrew the end and you'll the little tab that catches the drum...
Thanks!
Just fixed it!
Both belts need to be helped to roll back but they come out nicely and lock when needed!

Now it just needs a new balljoint and it's good to pass the inspection

Thank you everybody else for the nice comments
This is like my dream car (well one I could kinda afford)
I am not planning on changing a thing but just driving it and keep it shiny
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:34 PM   #16
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I've found that some powdered-graphite lubricant helps the retract mechanism. Don't use any oil/grease - it just attracts dirt/dust which gums things up. Nice car. All it needs is an LS3.
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:41 PM   #17
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haha
Don't worry it's safe with me
I have no intention in modifying this masterpiece
I might put different wheels as I have a set of gemini that need tires that could look good on it
Other than that it will remain as you see it here
good, you can spend that money on a garage to keep that beauty mint
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:46 PM   #18
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nice GT good find!
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:46 PM   #19
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good, you can spend that money on a garage to keep that beauty mint
It will be winter stored but for the summer it will have to stay in the weather for now
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:48 PM   #20
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WOW. Yeah that GT is amazingly clean. Please do keep it garaged or something haha.
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:09 PM   #21
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:14 PM   #22
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Here is my pride and joy! (don't tell my kids)

242 GT 1980!






Yes ecodes!


needs moar louvers!




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oh ****! grab handle!...
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some more details on the car
1980 B23 242GT

ORIGINAL SERVICE BOOKS AND OWNERS MANUALS

SOLD ORIGINALLY BY BK MOTORS

GENUINE VOLVO ACCESSORIES MODIFICATIONS
DEALER INSTALLED AIR CONDITIONING
POWER WINDOWS
POWER MIRRORS
COIN TRAY
REAR SEAT HEADRESTS
AM FM CASSETTE “MICROPROCESSOR STEREO”
PASSENGER ASSIST GRIP

MODIFICATIONS
B23 GLT ENGINE
R SPORT REAR WHEEL SPACERS
R SPORT INTRUMENT CLUSTER
TURBO EXHAUST
K&N AIR FILTER
LOWERED SUSPENSION WITH 245 SPRINGS
EURO SQUARE H4 HEADLAMPS
EURO FRONT TURN/RUNNING LAMP LENSES
FLUSH MOUNT LATER STYLE WINDSHEILD
142 SEAT SIDE TRAYS
POWDER COATED ORIGINAL GLT STYLE ALLOYS
IPD COMPLETE POLY FRONT AND REAR CONTROL ARM BUSHING SET

MECHANICAL/BODY BACKGROUND
CAR HAS 277,000 KMS ( SPEEDOMETER WAS CORRECTED WHEN “R” SPORT CLUSTER INSTALLED )
CAR PAINTED 1985 BY 2ND OWNER WITH ORIGINAL SIDE STRIPE KIT INSTALLED.
CAR WENT INTO STORAGE FOR 4 YEARS
CAR PAINTED BELOW BELTLINE IN 1995
HOOD REPLACED IN 1998
THIS CAR HAS BEEN FULLY MAINTAINED AND DRIVEN ONLY FOR SHOWS AND EVENTS

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
5 FIRST PLACE VCOA CONCOURSE FINISHES: NIAGARA FALLS 1995, LACE PLACID 1996, VERMOUNT
1997, KNOXVILLE 1998, PLUS THREE 1ST PLACE 240 CLASS WINES AT THE VOLVO CARS OF AMERICA
OPEN HOUSES IN NEW JERSEY. PLUS MANY MORE LOCAL CLUB 1ST PLACE FINISHES OVER THE YEARS.
THIS CAR HAS MADE RELIABLE TRIPS TO FLORIDA (3 TIMES), EAST COAST (4 TIMES), CALIFORNIA (2
TIMES) AND MANY OTHER TRIPS IN CANADA AND THE USA.

I did pay a lot for it compared to things I see here on TB but non of my current 240's could hold a candle against it...
Future plans? : Drive it and enjoy!
Greg Moisley's car?!?
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:19 PM   #23
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Greg Moisley's car?!?
As far as I know there was no Greg Moisley involved in this car
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:28 PM   #24
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As far as I know there was no Greg Moisley involved in this car
So, who was the previous owner then? Last time I saw Greg's car was in the mid 1990s at the VCNA open house in Rockleigh, NJ. This one looks a lot like his, but I could be wrong.
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:31 PM   #25
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So, who was the previous owner then? Last time I saw Greg's car was in the mid 1990s at the VCNA open house in Rockleigh, NJ. This one looks a lot like his, but I could be wrong.
It was a guy named Rick who bought it 2 years ago from a guy named Yves in Toronto but I don't know anything before that
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