The famous 11 foot 8 bridge keeps a surveillance camera going to capture all of the unsuspecting truck drivers who crash into it. Now the camera has caught a hit-and-run in action, and the Volvo 240 at fault.
If you were to describe the Volvo 240 in a vacuum you'd get a car that sounds rather drab and boring, the kind of vehicle easily forgotten by history. Yet, 40 years after its introduction, gearheads and laypeople alike still love the 240.
Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Volvo 240 being shown to the media for the very first time, and what better way to celebrate than by showing us your favorites!
V8-powered Volvo 240s are as common as spray tans in Minnesota. Not that there's anything wrong with that (the swaps, not the tans). Hell, we built one and raced it. But one particular Scandinavian decided to take it to the next level with a V10 pulled from the last-gen BMW M5.
Sturdy, rear-drive, Scandinavian — of course the Volvo 240 makes a classic rally car.
The Volvo 240 didn't change much over its multi-decade production run, but what did change were the kinds of people who bought them.
RuPaul Drives is basically Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. Just without comedians. Or coffee. And instead of lighthearted jokes, there's some dark, serious conversation. And apparently RuPaul and Henry Rollins are friends. My brain just exploded.
Slow down, you're burning out too fast/you've got to make the moment last/Just spinning tires on the cobblestones/looking for fun but catching on fire.
Welcome to Used Car Face Off, where we find two similar or similarly priced used cars and ask you which one you would buy. Choose wisely!
Pascal Prokop has his own solution for Switzerland's exceptionally cold winter: He built a wood-burning stove into the passenger seat of his 1990 Volvo 240 station wagon.
It's a beater Volvo 240 wagon that's had a V8 heart transplant and is now serving duty as a sideways monster. Needless to say, we love it.
Oh man, did you see that moose? Is that a jump? Why am I being chased? Seriously, guys, I am totally freaking out. Is that snow or a mountain of cocaine? (Hat tip to Floydster!)
This series features plenty of junked vehicles in not-so-frozen California, but we're really missing out on the full junkyard experience by not visiting Omaha!
Nobody pays much attention to the humble Swedish brick on the race track (unless it has a V8), but when the dust settles it turns out to be the most reliable LeMons race car in history! They have excellent brakes, well-made suspensions, and unkillable engines; solve the electrical problems and you've got a relentless…
A couple weeks back, we saw the vast quantities of Volvo 240s at an East Bay self-service wrecking yard, and the landscape looks pretty similar at another nearby yard.
We all know how the normal trajectory goes with a homemade convertible: First, a car already teetering on the brink of the junkyard meets a couple of dudes with a case of beer and a Sawzall…
A couple of years back, we saw that Volvo 240s were getting scrapped at a ferocious clip… and the process continues today. I visited my local self-service boneyard and found eleven 240s, out of 100 or so European imports.