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RichGT 01-07-2016 11:41 PM

242 GT register
 
COUNT: 62

Out of approx 22,000 242s, how many were GTs?

Numbers by country would be cool...

US: TB count - 26
Canada: TB count - 7 (estimated 200 in black)
Finland: 7
Sweden: 5
Switzerland: 2
Poland: 1
Australia: TB count - 6 (338 registered in Aus - according to Volvo club of Victoria)
NZ: TB count - 8 (8 in total)


Who cares? Well they are climbing in value over here, especially coz we got B23 with H cam and there are'nt many left. No other 242s ever made it down here is NZ!

Anyway, thought this may be of interest to others with a GT. Post your chassis number, country and pics here and I will update the list.


***OFFICIAL TB 242 GT REGISTER***


1. RichGT: 1980 Chassis# 2428A1185739 - New Zealand
2. Two245Turbos: 1978 Chassis# - Puyallup ,WA USA
3. (non member): 1980 Chassis# 2428A1178784 - NZ
4. (non member): 1980 Chassis# 2428A1185793 - NZ
5. (non member): 1980 Chassis# 2428A1184120 - NZ
6. Somerfield: 1980 Chassis# 2428a1183860 - Perth, Western Australia
7. Matthew P Dionne: 1978 - USA
8. GT Jordan: 1979 Chassis#? - Edmonton, Ab, Canada
9. GT Jordan: 1980 Chassis#? - Edmonton, Ab, Canada
10. Tuff240: Chassis# VC24245M1143229 - Central California USA
11. BRAD_242GT: 1979 Chassis#? : 2428m1152066(?) - Adelaide, South Australia
12. goldbrixx: 1980 Chassis# VC24245A1178516 - East Coast, USA
13. 77volvo245: 1979 Chassis#? - Oregon, USA
14. RP80242GT+T: 1980 Chassis#? - Cape Coral, Florida, USA
15. alreadyupsidedown: 1980 Chassis#? - Oakville, Ont, Canada
16. (non member, sold by serk): Chassis/VIN - 2428A1184941 - Brisbane, Australia
17. cris: 1978 Chassis/VIN - VC242245L1126125 - Colorado, USA
18. Joeaksa: 1978 Chassis/VIN# VC 242 45L 112 9201 - Phoeniz, Az, USA
19. gcrv: 1980 Chassis/VIN# VC24245A1181333 - Maidens, VA, USA
20. gcrv: 1978 Chassis/VIN# VC24245L1137648 - Maidens, VA, USA
21. Bready: 1980: Chassis/VIN# VC24245A1169281 - USA
22. Sea_bass: 1980: Chassis/VIN#? - Virginia Beach, USA
23. justlie: 1980: Chassis/VIN# VC24245A1178573 - Chicago, IL, USA
24. smashed 54: (year?): VC24245A3182471 - Port Royal, NS, Canada
25. Jack/Darksider415: 1980: Chassis/VIN# VC24245a1168028 - Oroville, Ca, USA
26: Prime 240: 1980: Chassis: VC24245A3184640 - Canada
27: Miah: 1979: Chassis: ? - Washington State, USA
28: Tex: 1980: Chassis: VC24245A1186875, Humboldt, Norcal, USA
29: Runt262: 1980; Chassis: VIN: 24241A3186360 - Canada
30: bgpzfm142: 1979; Chassis: VIN: 2428M1161223 - Australia
31: tbro: VIN: 2428A1185126 - Australia
32: Peterwgpa: VIN: 2428M1159483 - Australia (the original Bathurst 242GT)
33: BigBossMan813: 1980: Chassis: VIN# VC24245A3168386 - Tampa Fla., USA
34: (non-member): 1980: VIN: 2428A1186120 - ChCh, NZ (Grp A front end conversion)
35: 242GT4me: 1978: Chassis: 133728 - MN, USA
36: benson0021: 1978: Chassis: VC24245M1155429 - Cal, USA
37: volvo GT: 1979: Chassis: VC 24245 M 1 157857 - Cali
38: Phoenixxx: 1978: 24245 L 1 136568, Cali
39: Volvo0815: 1979: VIN: 2428M1153309 - Switzerland
40: (non-member): 1979: VIN:2428M1159525 - Switzerland
41: (non-member): 1978:VIN: 2424L1138026 - Sweden
42: teejsauce: 1980: VIN: (TBC) - MN, USA
43: acker: 1978: VIN: 24245L1128568 - Cin, Ohio, USA
44: rallydallas: 1980: VC24245A1182248 - Dallas, Tx, USA
45: (non member): 1980: 2428A1183702 - ChCh, NZ
46: (non member): 1979: VIN no: 242844518246 - Wanganui, NZ
47: (non member): 1980:VIN no: 2428A1185091 - Chch, NZ
48: (unknown/non-member): 1978: VIN: 2424L1135755 - Sweden
49: (unknown/non-member): 1978: VIN: 2428M1147749 - Sweden
50: Volvo0815: 1978 VIN:2424L1 128289 - Switzerland
51: Jusbo: 1980: chassis: VC24245A1171166 - Finland
Thanks to Jusbo:
52: (unknown/non-member) : 1978: VIN: 128534 - Finland
53: (unknown/non-member) : 1978: VIN: 131562 - Finland
54: (unknown/non-member) : 1978: VIN: 147599 - Finland
55: (unknown/non-member) : 1978: VIN: 147812 - Finland
56: (unknown/non-member) : 1978: VIN: 153158 - Finland
57: (unknown/non-member) : 1978: VIN: 178713 - Finland
58: (unknown): 1978: VIN:2424L1 133556 - Sweden (Thanks Volvo 0815)
59: Scotch: 1978: VIN: 24245 M 3 143971 - Canada
60: Autocockerking: 1980: vin#VC2425A1178302; Indianapolis, USA
61: DWBF1: VIN: 24245 M 1 158416; Detroit, Mi, USA
62: (unknown): 1980: VIN: 24245A1169941 : Poland

Two245Turbos 01-07-2016 11:55 PM

Two245Turbos: Puyallup ,WA USA. Pics in sig. Chassis #: too lazy to go check!
1978 GT
http://www.ronbaltazar.com/MOTORSPOR...7/0/M/27-M.jpg

RichGT 01-08-2016 12:15 AM

;-)

RichGT 01-08-2016 02:08 AM

added 3 more from owners who are not members here:

http://i934.photobucket.com/albums/a...boy/DPD372.jpg
http://i934.photobucket.com/albums/a...mboy/JS909.jpg
http://i934.photobucket.com/albums/a...boy/ZW5168.jpg


more on last one:
http://www.groundsky.co.nz/index.php...ntrantID=13439

VB242 01-08-2016 10:04 AM

I scrapped one
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5566/...1cbed0b4_k.jpgAu revoir baby

You're welcome, I do have a 242 DL

RichGT 01-08-2016 04:44 PM

-1. My condolences, at least you got some rust free panels right?

VB242 01-08-2016 05:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pimmboy (Post 5314480)
-1. My condolences, at least you got some rust free panels right?

I got as much off of it as possible, wiring harness,heater box, steering gear, etc. etc., I was gonna V8 swap it, but the landlord for our business insisted on "No Junk Cars on my propity"

Somerfield 01-09-2016 01:31 AM

Perth, WA
Chassis: 2428a1183860

Will put a photo up when I get home.

GTJordan 01-09-2016 01:50 AM

I don't have vins but I have

1979 242GT
1980 242GT

I also had a black 1980 242GT that rusted away

I've also found a prestine black 242 at a JY 15 years ago that they wouldn't sell. I stripped it.

Jordan

Tuff240 01-09-2016 02:39 AM

I've scrapped 3 personally and seen probably close to 50 in the junk yards over the last 20 years.

My son currently has a 79 non sunroof GT. I'll get the VIN off it later.

RichGT 01-09-2016 05:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Somerfield (Post 5314907)
Perth, WA
Chassis: 2428a1183860

Will put a photo up when I get home.

No rust where you are

RichGT 01-09-2016 05:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GTJordan (Post 5314916)
I don't have vins but I have

1979 242GT
1980 242GT

I also had a black 1980 242GT that rusted away

I've also found a prestine black 242 at a JY 15 years ago that they wouldn't sell. I stripped it.

Jordan

Cool, I was about to PM you with this thread before you posted.

RichGT 01-09-2016 05:50 AM

@Patrick, ok will update the list

BRAD_242GT 01-09-2016 09:17 AM

Adelaide, S.A
Chassis : 2428m1152066

http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/a...05_1438341.jpg

GTJordan 01-09-2016 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pimmboy (Post 5314979)
Cool, I was about to PM you with this thread before you posted.

For your numbers sold. I've heard a rumor that 200 black 1980GTs were sold in Canada that year. I work for Volvo, but I don't think there is any way for me to find out if that's accurate or not. But there certainly aren't many.

Jordan

GTJordan 01-09-2016 12:09 PM

http://www.turbobricks.com/feature.p...tent=summer_03

Another

Tragic loss of a friend and GT lover.

Jordan

Old Iron 01-10-2016 10:06 AM

I just scrapped my rusty 242 GT, oh well, I'll find a nice rust free example one day!

It will live on though as wall art next to the Amazon Coupe! This thing literally had nothing on it, not even a single bolt! Susepsion = cores for coil overs, sterring rack = cores, calipers = cores, etc. etc. etc.

http://i948.photobucket.com/albums/a...s3qgikdvv.jpeg

http://i948.photobucket.com/albums/a...swjatlulq.jpeg

RichGT 01-10-2016 04:17 PM

What d'you mean, thats only surface rust, lol

Old Iron 01-10-2016 06:02 PM

No these thing was rotted everywhere! Previous owner hid patch panels very well too! It was rotted in both rocker panels, the passengers side wheel well was ten times worse and the truck was rusted the seams met behind the bumper! But I'm at peace with it, I saved far more off the car then most would have! Kept this side for the wall art bc it was the better side! Still has a 2' rust hole on the drivers side, but I'll make it work!

Nick Oc 01-10-2016 11:47 PM

I want to hang that on the wall.

goldbrixx 01-12-2016 01:18 AM

I have an '80 GT. I'll have to get the VIN later..
Located: East Coast, USA

RichGT 01-13-2016 05:53 PM

list updated, pendings VINs. who else has one?

77volvo245 01-13-2016 06:56 PM

I own a 79 GT. Looks like Most GTs now these days. Its my first car, very solid car no major rust at all, but needs a full restoration.

Oregon USA

Build thread.
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=286837

RP80242GT+T 01-13-2016 08:25 PM

I have one. Keep forgetting to post on here. Im sure you've seen it

alreadyupsidedown 01-13-2016 10:52 PM

Here's our 1980.

Looks good from a distance, but has the usual minor rust spots. Needs some detail work on the grill and trim.

Paint isn't original, hence the plain silver body.

http://i.imgur.com/EWh07lch.jpg

RichGT 01-14-2016 01:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 77volvo245 (Post 5317887)
I own a 79 GT. Looks like Most GTs now these days. Its my first car, very solid car no major rust at all, but needs a full restoration.

Oregon USA

Build thread.
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=286837

updated, love your build BTW

RichGT 01-14-2016 01:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RP80242GT+T (Post 5317942)
I have one. Keep forgetting to post on here. Im sure you've seen it

Of course, I have one of your great R sport clusters

RichGT 01-14-2016 01:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alreadyupsidedown (Post 5318035)
Here's our 1980.

Looks good from a distance, but has the usual minor rust spots. Needs some detail work on the grill and trim.

Paint isn't original, hence the plain silver body.

http://i.imgur.com/EWh07lch.jpg

Looking good, needs Rogers stripe kit

Slobodan 01-14-2016 12:03 PM

Yo. checking in. Got A GT. kinda beat to hell. had some dumb women drivers hit me. I flipped it on its side, and nailed a downed street lamp fixture. still driving.
1979 242 GT. Porltand, OR

RichGT 01-14-2016 03:17 PM

Will add, Portland - the centre of the 240 universe

Prime240 01-14-2016 03:34 PM

My 1980 GT
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z...psm7vrmwij.jpg

RichGT 01-14-2016 05:19 PM

Nice squares, what are those wheels?

megulon-7 01-14-2016 09:15 PM

I have a '78 gt shell that will one day house my mummified body, at the center of an giant iron pyramid.

amerbritcan 01-14-2016 09:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pimmboy (Post 5318611)
Nice squares, what are those wheels?

Gemini. It's really stellar.

Prime240 01-15-2016 11:41 AM

Thx for the compliments
Here is another pic of it
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z...ps2bfhejrj.jpg

RichGT 01-15-2016 08:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by megulon-7 (Post 5318787)
I have a '78 gt shell that will one day house my mummified body, at the center of an giant iron pyramid.

It will probably break down to dust faster than your body

Tuff240 01-15-2016 09:36 PM

Updated info for me.
Tuff240: Chassis# VC24245M1143229 - Central California USA

Started with this:

http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/...ps265dc885.jpg

Right now it looks about like this:

http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/...ps3e784862.jpg

In a year or 2 (long term father and son project) it should look like this:

http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/...ps4f32c40c.jpg

RichGT 01-17-2016 05:01 PM

What about lime green stripe instead of the silver? doesn't sound right, but I think it could work. I'm a fan of orange too, but maybe not whole car. Anyway, I like!

Tuff240 01-17-2016 05:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pimmboy (Post 5320226)
What about lime green stripe instead of the silver? doesn't sound right, but I think it could work. I'm a fan of orange too, but maybe not whole car. Anyway, I like!

My car is orange and has always been "my color". My 3 boys all want some version of orange on their cars. Next boys car will be white with orange.

Daughter had to go and mess it all up and like yellow. :lol:

towerymt 01-18-2016 12:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tuff240 (Post 5319463)
Updated info for me.
Tuff240: Chassis# VC24245M1143229 - Central California USA

Started with this:

http://www.pbase.com/towerymt/image/151028139.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/towerymt/image/151028142.jpg

RichGT 01-18-2016 04:41 AM

updated, 15 & counting...dayam, is this all?

RichGT 01-18-2016 04:47 AM

how'd it look under the belt trim? I ve got a small rust hole under corner hockey stick trim

Tuff240 01-18-2016 05:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pimmboy (Post 5320471)
how'd it look under the belt trim? I ve got a small rust hole under corner hockey stick trim

That's pics of my sons car that towery took a few years ago before we started working on it. It was just moss. Washed right off with a psi washer. Car is rust free for the most part.

http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/...ps554a8d41.jpg

Prime240 01-18-2016 04:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pimmboy (Post 5320469)
updated, 15 & counting...dayam, is this all?

I know of at least 4-5 more here in Quebec but they are not on this forum

The Full Banana 01-18-2016 04:59 PM

I have a 1980 GT.

VC24245A99
Cedarburg, Wisconsin, USA

Doesn't really look like a GT now.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-B...no-morning.jpg

i drift volvos 01-18-2016 05:32 PM

Ive got a 79....have to get photos and vin...needs a gas tank. Planning on doing the responsible thing and +t it ;)

Forg 01-18-2016 05:41 PM

I have a 1979 which is a 1980 model-year, and it looks not entirely unlike this:

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k1...g/DSC00031.jpg

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k1...g/DSC00032.jpg

Prime240 01-18-2016 05:46 PM

Almost forgot
In Ontario there is also this 2JZ powered, chrysler 300 front ended, fender flared abomination that used to be a GT

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z...ps85a6b8ca.jpg

Forg 01-18-2016 06:08 PM

Someone's put a LOT of work into that looking like ... it does.

RichGT 01-18-2016 11:00 PM

^ umm yes, no comment


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