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Old 05-27-2016, 12:21 AM   #126
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There's nothing left. Swaybar and springs are in the scrap metal pile. Window glass is green factory tint.3 wheels, one or two on the ground.
rear sides are green tint?
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Old 05-27-2016, 12:39 AM   #127
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list updated in OP. I know there are more in Australia. come in Bruces....
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Old 06-07-2016, 04:31 AM   #128
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I used vinyl wall base, it rubs in speed bumps I guess I need to tighten it up! I am in Humboldt, Northern CA...
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Old 07-17-2016, 04:44 AM   #129
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list updated in OP. I know there are more in Australia. come in Bruces....


Strictly speaking, the RHD Australian-built Group A racecar (now owned by Mark Petch) could be considered a lost 242GT. This is its VIN plate.




As people generally know, the Australian Volvo team first built it as a Group A car in July 1986, using a 242GT which Mark had acquired as a spare shell. When Mark was assured by VMS that the 242GT body shells were identical to the homologated Group A cars, he sold the car to Sheppard / Volvo Dealer Team and the team went ahead with the build. In November 1986, Volvo left Group A in Australia and recalled the cars to Sweden.

Many years later the car was acquired by Thor Rustod in Sweden, who restored and rebuilt it better than new, and then Mark Petch bought it and brought it back to NZ. The car is now racing in historic Group A events in NZ.

JFTR, Mark is making new copies of the genuine VMS Group A axle half-shafts for race cars, which were homologated to allow a little bit of camber and toe. The originals aren't available from Volvo any more, but you'd only need them if you're keeping a race car period legal. They're not cheap, but nothing in Group A ever was.
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Old 07-19-2016, 09:19 PM   #130
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who is racing it in NZ?
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Old 07-20-2016, 02:51 AM   #131
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who is racing it in NZ?
Mark has raced it, as have various guest drivers, including some of the former works Group A drivers from Europe (e.g Gianfranco Brancatelli), and also John Bowe.
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Old 07-20-2016, 08:38 PM   #132
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Is the car based in Auckland? I'd take RichGT for a cruise in my 240 to visit it if so :-)
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Old 07-20-2016, 11:56 PM   #133
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Hey Fred, how are those projects goin?
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Old 09-02-2016, 01:26 PM   #134
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I ended up with a parts GT back in 2004. Made its way to the crusher and the paperwork joined its death.
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Old 10-20-2016, 04:34 AM   #135
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And another Brucified one -

29: bgpzfm142: 1979; Chassis: VIN: 2428M1161223 - Australia
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Old 10-21-2016, 10:52 PM   #136
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Updated, and I just came across another one in NZ, so count is 30 GT's(unless some have been trashed since starting the thread )
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Old 10-25-2016, 10:02 PM   #137
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Does any one know the decode to the serial numbers?
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Old 10-26-2016, 09:33 AM   #138
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Does any one know the decode to the serial numbers?
If by serial numbers you mean VINs, it varies - decoding the VIN on 240s depends if the car was destined for the US / Canada market, or Europe / rest of the world market. It also depends on the year model; Mother Volvo changed the scheme a number of times, which make it more challenging.

As for the serial numbers themselves, well - once upon a time, things like 1800s had a chassis number and also another entirely different body number...
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Old 10-28-2016, 05:09 PM   #139
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There's a 242 for parts on trademe right now, not sure if GT, but it has stripy seats and the interior is available because racecar. (though not yet) cough RichGT cough.
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Old 11-03-2016, 03:23 AM   #140
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not much left Fred, I'm good for interior now, dunno what hes got planned
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Old 11-25-2016, 06:23 PM   #141
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Another Aussie one, 2428A1185126, first time back on the road since 1997

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Old 12-04-2016, 04:14 AM   #142
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nice work. Are those mini lites?, 1980?...added
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Old 12-04-2016, 05:41 PM   #143
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Here's mine, Imported from Canada, Now on Bainbridge Island, Washington in the US.
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Old 12-04-2016, 10:02 PM   #144
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I haven't posted much on here, but here's my 79 242GT VIN: VC24245M1153431. The car has 80K on it and was pretty much perfect/completely rust free when I got it.... It needed paint so I went a little over board by stripping it and having it media blasted. Unbelievably it had no body work under the paint!! Now its in the works for paint in the spring, an LS w/T56 and will have a completely new interior when its done. I've considered keeping it a GT look with the silver and stripes, but I absolutely hate the silver and the stripes... So...

Stripped. widened the tail lamp cut outs for newer style rear lights

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Old 01-26-2017, 08:47 PM   #145
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nice work. Are those mini lites?, 1980?...added
15 x 7 Can-am race rims, were the old performance moulds, but they were redone with modified inner lips so I can bounce off the kerbs on the track ( not bloody likely)
The offset is 12+ so rims sit in the same spot as std wheels so no rubbing etc.
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Old 01-28-2017, 03:45 AM   #146
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Roll the fender well lips before you paint.

Shame about the taillights, the 5 panels are much more reliable.

What body colors do you like if not silver?
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Old 02-06-2017, 03:44 AM   #147
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Here's ours. 2428M1159483

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Old 02-08-2017, 04:41 AM   #148
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^ Bathurst GT alive and well, updated
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Old 02-16-2017, 05:42 PM   #149
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Old 03-11-2017, 08:49 PM   #150
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Roll the fender well lips before you paint.

Shame about the taillights, the 5 panels are much more reliable.

What body colors do you like if not silver?
I'm absolutely rolling the rear fenders, I want to run some fairly wide tires and wheels since shes getting some real power.... I like the look of the 6 panel lights better.. I'm thinking of some sort of old Volvo green, can't decide....
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