​The V10-Powered Volvo Laughs At Your Puny V8 Swaps

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. » 8/01/14 6:22pm 8/01/14 6:22pm

LeMons Torture Test Results: Volvo 240

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… » 1/17/10 10:00pm 1/17/10 10:00pm

The Volvo 240pocalypse Just Keeps Consuming Swedish Bricks, No End In…

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. » 1/09/10 12:00pm 1/09/10 12:00pm

Volvo 240pocalypse Marches Endless Parade Of Swedish Bricks Into The…

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. » 12/27/09 11:00am 12/27/09 11:00am

Ultra-Rare Or Ultra-Custom 1982 Volvo 243 3-Door Crossbreed

This 1982 Volvo 243 could be one of the rarest Volvos ever produced or it could just be a nice custom job combining the best of the 242 and 244 models. So which is it? » 2/08/09 11:15am 2/08/09 11:15am

24 Hours Of LeMons Arse Freeze-A-Palooza Über Gallery: Swedish…

The numbers of Volvos and Saabs seem to be on the decline at LeMons races, though we're still hoping somebody will show up with a 262C Bertone coupe. » 1/09/09 2:00pm 1/09/09 2:00pm

Putting V8s In Volvos Is Like Eating Peanuts: Future Drag Race Car…

Black Metal V8olvo crew chief and mastermind Hellhammer likes stuffing V8s into cars that never came that way from the factory, and now he's learned a few things about Volvos. Let's get another one! » 1/07/09 5:00pm 1/07/09 5:00pm