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Volvo 242 GT B21 — 1978

Before the turbo, this was the coolest Volvo car in the 1970s. Excellent collector's condition. One of Sweden's best original unrenovated GT cars.

Lennart Ström
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"Well-kept original car."

210 000SEK
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Lennart Ström
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"Well-kept original car."


The car is being sold on behalf of the owner's estate, who has owned it since 1996. The car has been parked and not used for many years. On June 12, 2020, the car was serviced and inspected/MOT without any remarks.

The distance travelled is merely 155000 km. Service book with stamps from 1979 to 1995. The car was off the road between 1995 and 2020.

Technical data

  • Year
  • Registration date
  • Mileage
    154240 km 
  • Kw / hp
    90 / 123 
  • Fuel Type
  • Transmission
  • Interior finish
  • Colour
    Silver Metallic 


  • Mechanical condition:

    The engine and transmission work properly. The left front brake is somewhat rubbing. Otherwise, there are no comments. Summer tires having a tread depth of 6 mm. There are no winter tires available. Original tools and a 12v compressor are included with the spare wheel.
    In 2020, the following steps were taken:

    Injection cleaning and fuel pump replacement (main pump and pre-pump).New tank meter, spark plugs, ignition cables, fuel filter, and air filter were all replaced. New oil and a new oil filter.

  • Interior condition:

    The entire interior is in excellent shape and has been meticulously maintained. All of the instruments in the car are operational. The owner is unsure of how the radio works.

  • Exterior condition:

    The body is in excellent condition. Bumpers have minor stone chips. The rubber seals surrounding the windows have faded significantly. Two stone chips with rust on the tailgate and a couple stone chips in the front. (Shown in photographs)

  • General condition:

    The car gives a very good overall impression, with very few cosmetic flaws. Documents relating to the car's history are missing. Sweden sold car. During the 2020-2021 period, the car only drove short distances. Original manual, including warranty and service manual is included.

MOT (tech. insp.)

Fordonsstatus: Itrafik 2021-04-26
Ursprungsbesiktning: 1978-02-22 (typbes)
Datum i trafik första gången: 1978-05-12
Senast godkända besiktning: 2020-06-12
Besiktigad tom: - 2022-06-30
Skattebefriad: Ja
Körförbud: Nej
Antal ägare: 8

Facts about the model

Modellen kom 1978 och såldes bara i två år i Sverige innan den ersattes av 240 Turbo.
242 GT var populär i USA och i Kanada. Där såldes dessa bilar även som årsmodell 1980 och 1981. Sista året - 1981 -kunde man i USA och Kanada även köpa bilmodellen med svart kulör och röda dekorränder på utsidan samt Turbons fälgar och frontspoiler.
I Sverige ansågs de för dyra, nästan 30% dyrare än en vanlig 242 DL. (Men ändock 20% billigare än 262 Bertone coupè, som bara hade 10 hk mer i sin 6 cyl motor). 242 GT är idag den mest sällsynta av Volvo 240 modellerna i samlarkretsar vill vi påstå.

Location and viewing Information

Location: Tranås

For viewing the vehicle, contact the valuator/depot:

Lennart Ström
+46 705-24 94 10

Pick up

Collection must take place before: 2021-09-30.

NOTE! Payment (deposit to our account) must be made within 5 days and before collection.

Auction information

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