home register FAQ memberlist calendar

Go Back   Turbobricks Forums > General > showroom

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-12-2020, 12:37 AM   #251
districtmotors
Board Member
 
districtmotors's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Shaker Heights, OH
Default

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

PAYMENT
If purchasing, my PayPal is mjlaperch@gmail.com. Please send as "Goods/Services" so I can print the label directly from PayPal. I typically ship USPS Priority Mail and include that in the fee. If the item is bigger it ships USPS Retail Ground.

MY FEEDBACK:
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showth...90#post5641690
districtmotors is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2020, 08:42 AM   #252
Moyni
Board Member
 
Moyni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Greensboro, NC
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RichGT View Post
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.
__________________
Classic Vehicle & Marketing Manager @ Hailey Import Service

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia
1997 Volvo 960 Wagon
1987 Volvo 780 Bertone

https://nordcarolina.com/
Moyni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2020, 03:50 PM   #253
Toybox
mostly lurking
 
Toybox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Nor Cal
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RichGT View Post
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.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 1980-GT-in-junkyard,-FL.jpg (87.9 KB, 249 views)
File Type: jpg 1980-GT-in-junkyard,-FL-2.jpg (71.4 KB, 248 views)
Toybox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2020, 01:52 PM   #254
dustingt242
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Springfield, Oregon
Default

Iíve had one for about a decade. 1979 Volvo GT here in Springfield Ore. Dustin
dustingt242 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2020, 11:00 PM   #255
volvo gt
Board Member
 
volvo gt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Oakland California
Default

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.
__________________
1976 262 E-Coded hydraulic manual
1981 242 Turbo manual
1979 242 GT manual
1972 164 auto
1989 244 auto
volvo gt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2020, 12:04 AM   #256
Bready
board deviant
 
Bready's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Toybox View Post
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...
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pennybridge Pioneer View Post
Just because you didn't experience something growing up doesn't mean other people didn't. Case in point: I can't remember ever being a total moron, but that doesn't mean you aren't one.
Quote:
A society that treats this much Black death at the hands of the state as collateral damage in a just war on crime has no decorum to project. That society is savage. - Charles M. Blow
Kalazdar - (3/23/83 to 5/12/03)
MUST READ!!! https://cleantechnica.com/2017/04/24...-adds-screwed/
Bready is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2021, 12:41 PM   #257
scotch
Board Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Default

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?



Last edited by scotch; 03-31-2021 at 01:20 PM..
scotch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2021, 02:47 PM   #258
dl242gt
Happy playing the blues
 
dl242gt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: S NJ, a suburb of Phila.
Default

I have a nice set of original wheels for sale. https://forums.turbobricks.com/showt...ght=242+wheels
__________________
Dave,
1982 242 turbo. 338k miles. MVP coilovers and 3" exhaust. Flowed 405 with a V15. Cossie turbine housing with upgraded compressor housing. 90+, IPD remote oil filter. Some other goodness, too. Been lots of fun over 25 years. Restored in 2k. Now ready for a 2nd restoration.

1993 245 Classic, 430k miles, enem V15. IPD bars and chassis braces. Simons sport exhaust from Scandix. sbabbs ezk chip. Been a good road warrior. Genuine Volvo rebuilt leaky M47.
dl242gt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2021, 10:19 PM   #259
scotch
Board Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Default

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).
scotch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2021, 09:34 PM   #260
dl242gt
Happy playing the blues
 
dl242gt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: S NJ, a suburb of Phila.
Default

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.
dl242gt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2021, 01:05 PM   #261
scotch
Board Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dl242gt View Post
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!
scotch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2021, 08:41 PM   #262
Jack
junkman
 
Jack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: The Ass Cheek Of History
Default

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
__________________
85 245 | 82 242| 75 245| 69 145 |66 122| 67 220




Quote:
Originally Posted by paul buck View Post
I love you even more Jack.
Quote:
Originally Posted by BritishBrick
Donít bother, I would literally rather throw them away than give you the pleasure. I will never sell to you.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tuesday View Post
I expect nothing less from an incel like you, Jack.
Jack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2021, 09:46 AM   #263
scotch
Board Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jack View Post
Just because itís rare doesnít mean itís 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?
scotch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2021, 03:33 PM   #264
dl242gt
Happy playing the blues
 
dl242gt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: S NJ, a suburb of Phila.
Default

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.
dl242gt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2021, 08:11 AM   #265
Autohansen
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2021
Default 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
Autohansen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2021, 02:36 PM   #266
hiperfauto
The Librarian
 
hiperfauto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: So Cal
Default

Quote:
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
hiperfauto is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2021, 10:17 AM   #267
SleepyMonkeyRsport
Newbie
 
SleepyMonkeyRsport's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Deep Gap NC
Default

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
__________________
1971 145S full restore
1979 242GT soon to be hot rod DD
2007 XC70
2004 XC90
2009 S40 (most reliable and fun car I've ever sat in,purchased from the Russian Mob)
2016 XC60 R Design I do the service work on it for the chance to drive it..My Scandinavian wifes car(Viking to us commoners)
a field full of 240's in various conditions..planning a 289 transplant in one .

"Shut up and Drive" WSMFP
SleepyMonkeyRsport is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:35 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.