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districtmotors 07-12-2020 12:37 AM

I just posted a passenger side door card in for sale. Will add more photos/detail on Monday.

Moyni 07-13-2020 08:42 AM

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Originally Posted by RichGT (Post 6095988)
so what was the point in shipping to Polska?

Buyer has a full blown restoration shop with one of those chassis stands. Will probably cut out all the rust and reweld panels, soda blast, etc.

Toybox 08-06-2020 03:50 PM

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Originally Posted by RichGT (Post 5313969)
Out of approx 22,000 242s, how many were GTs?
Numbers by country would be cool...

Are you collecting VINs of the lost, also? Someone posted a new junkyard arrival in Florida.
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showth...4474&page=1627

Before the junkyard's pictures disappear, I grabbed a couple of screen shots.

dustingt242 08-26-2020 01:52 PM

I’ve had one for about a decade. 1979 Volvo GT here in Springfield Ore. Dustin

volvo gt 12-08-2020 11:00 PM

I've own a 79 for 20 years with way too many extra parts. I have an extra bedroom in the SF Bay Area full of parts. Happily addicted.

Bready 12-09-2020 12:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Toybox (Post 6103319)
Are you collecting VINs of the lost, also? Someone posted a new junkyard arrival in Florida.
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showth...4474&page=1627

Before the junkyard's pictures disappear, I grabbed a couple of screen shots.

Volvo should never have given up that state of the art hood release...

scotch 03-31-2021 12:41 PM

What's the current selling price for a '79 242GT in North America? I've had a guy knock on my door and ask to buy my GT, but I don't even know where to start the conversation. I am the second owner and have all records dating back to the original bill of sale. Running, driving, insured, a few rust spots in the rocker panel that need a patch less than 12" long.

Any ideas?

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw...-no?authuser=0
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/dQ...-no?authuser=0

dl242gt 03-31-2021 02:47 PM

I have a nice set of original wheels for sale. https://forums.turbobricks.com/showt...ght=242+wheels

scotch 03-31-2021 10:19 PM

Very nice! Hopefully someone will get use out of them! I'm set for wheels with 5 or of the original 14" GT wheels, some 14" British racing wheels in 242 spec, the gold 15" wheels in the pic and a set of 16" Gemini's (only two center caps though).

dl242gt 04-01-2021 09:34 PM

That's a fine looking GT. I would think a nice GT is getting upwards of a 8-10k$ car nowadays. They are very rare now that the rust bug has eaten so many of them.

scotch 04-02-2021 01:05 PM

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Originally Posted by dl242gt (Post 6172155)
That's a fine looking GT. I would think a nice GT is getting upwards of a 8-10k$ car nowadays. They are very rare now that the rust bug has eaten so many of them.

Thanks for your reply! My gut was giving me a dollar amount in that ballpark too.

Trying to find any 242 to buy is getting more difficult, and the fact that GTs were only made for 3 years gives them some added value.

Yesterday I dug through the service history and came across the Volvo branded cassette tape that came with the factory accessory stereo and an R-Sport catalogue. Really cool stuff!

Jack 04-02-2021 08:41 PM

Just because it’s rare doesn’t mean it’s desirable


At the end of the day USA spec ones are mostly just a visual package

scotch 04-03-2021 09:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Jack (Post 6172397)
Just because it’s rare doesn’t mean it’s desirable


At the end of the day USA spec ones are mostly just a visual package

You're absolutely right. At the end of the day GTs are just a few bolt on suspension mods and some stripes away from plain-jane 242s.

But there is also a reason the Volvo enthusiasts decided to build a worldwide register to see how many GTs are still on the road.

Surely some people must still find them desirable, right?

dl242gt 04-03-2021 03:33 PM

Some folks may not find them desirable but the market does value them as one of the most collectible 240s. At least that is what is written in my Volvo Buyers guide. The main difference in the USA models is the engine. Of course the euro models also got the good headlights. But both things could be upgraded on a US model and I don't think it would affect the value as you are bringing the car to rest of the world spec.

Autohansen 04-10-2021 08:11 AM

242 GT striping gezocht/surch
 
Kan iemand mij hier mee helpen aub?

Mijn 242 GT is zo goed als klaar , nu de originele GT striping nog

Wie kan mij helpen

MVg
Dirk

hiperfauto 04-11-2021 02:36 PM

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Can someone help me with this please?

My 242 GT is almost ready, now the original GT striping still

Who can help me?

MVg
Dirk
What year is your car? There are 2 different kits.

As well as restoring R-Sport and GT instrument clusters Roger also sells stripe kits.

https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=192198

You can also buy them from VP but they cost more.

https://vp-autoparts.se/sv/artiklar/...42gt-1978.html

https://vp-autoparts.se/sv/artiklar/...t-1979-80.html

SleepyMonkeyRsport 06-10-2021 10:17 AM

Got my 79 GT in Boston about a year and a half ago...Bought it sight unseen,paid too much ,trusted too much but thats fine with me,as I can handle all the needed repairs in house...I knew what was on my radar,and when it bleeped ,I locked in on it...Ironically enough the car was originally from about an hour from me in NC,and had only been in Boston a couple years,which destroyed the pans and rear quarters...The owner looks like he tried to run the car with molasses instead of fuel...and washed the car regular with 80 grit...He was an "enthusiast" A lunitic I think...but no worries...Its not my first Volvo by a long mile VINVC24245M1165404

355powered262C 06-19-2021 10:48 AM

I didn't see my VIN posted here. It is a 1979
VIN# vc24245M1156277. The car wasn't registered since 2010 until recently. it's rusty and ugly but I am out driving it, like it was meant to be!

355powered262C 06-19-2021 11:16 AM

Another one I got my hands on a while back that I believe was a GT car? it's currently cut up and being used as parts. it was basically an empty shell. It had no drivetrain, nearly nothing left inside and it was all hacked up. I got the sway bars on my 245 DL right now and a handful of other parts were robbed.

VIN tag reads 242 E2 244501
let me know if it's not, I will delete this post.

seanile 07-14-2021 02:52 PM

i looked at this one in Virginia, don't know where it got sold to.
non-turbo 1980 242 GT, #VC24245A3179876. Silver, no pin striping due to a repaint.

https://i.imgur.com/wnzdn1o.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/nAKoqA5.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/Y5w7Kl1.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/GnZdmJQ.jpg


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