I spotted this great looking example on VWVortex while surfing the other night and IM’d the owner. Turns out it’s for sale in Connecticut for only $6500:
1980 Volvo 242GT For Sale on Swedespeed:
quote from the poster’s listing:
up for sale is my stepdads 242 GT. The car is in great shape. The interior is 10 out of 10, the exterior is an 8. The car is all original and a one owner car. The car was bought by my step dad in 1980. the car had 180k on it but it was mostly driven during the summer time and garaged in the winter.
the car comes with.
ARE mesh wheels, 2 peice.( bbs RS reps) new tires.
Original 5 spoke GT Wheels. all of them just refinished.
OEM GT lip spoiler
Rear bushing SET
400 dollars in tech manuals.
2 extra VDO GT gauge clusters.
2 recaro seats( one had a hole in the backing due to chemical burn
hella ralle 1000 black magic driving lights
anything else i can think of i will post
car also has a full bilstein suspension. We also rebuilt the overdrive last year with the IPD rebuild kit. Car has had synthetic oil changes every 3k. also comes with a nardi steering wheel
located in simsbury CT.
Not only am I super fan of the early 240 series cars (I owned 3 of them), but I dare you to find a cooler 80’s classic for $6500 in this condition! This car has the very rare aeronautical gauge set which I’ve only seen in one other car, the perfect ARE mesh wheels to compliment, and is a 2 door GT model, which is rare in it’s own right. The only 240 series more sought after is the flat nose turbo, and I can’t say I’ve ever seen one for sale.
Good luck with the sale hustle-dubs!
6 replies on “1980 Volvo 242GT: Awesome and Unmolested Original!”
Hi there – Beautiful car – Would love to have it – I was just lucky enough to get a 1983 Flatnose Turbo – I picked it up this past Monday and it is sitting on my trailer right now – I have been after this particular car for the better part of 20 years and now it is mine.
Only one i have ever seen in person.
Hey Ed, thanks for your note. If you’d like to post up a post-buy review, I’d love to have it!
I was just having one of those yesteryear memories of when I had a 1980 volvo so I decided to look it up on google and came to this site.
Anyway, I had a gt too though not nearl in this good of condition but man did that car go on forever. The mileage meter quit working about 3 years before the car died (may it r.i.p.) at about 315,000 km’s.
Anyway, very nice looking car!!
Hllo, is the volvo still for sale?
I have a 1979 245 DL wagon for sale…great conditoin inside and out…in Southern Alberta 2000.00.
An awesome car