Volvette: A Volvo 740GL With a Surprise Inside

The first car I bought entirely on my own was a 1985 Volvo 740 GLE. It was equipped with a VW-sourced, 2.4-liter inline-six turbodiesel good for 107 hp and clouds of black smoke. Considering the engine was originally intended as a generator, its reliability is unquestionable. However, it was not a twin-turbocharged, 500+ horsepower, 5.7-liter Corvette engine, as is the powerplant in this particular specimen. Having had college-years experience with our own GL, we're confident saying no piece of the original suspension is still in place. Moreover, we'll add that barring absurd chassis reinforcement, this Vette-powered box will likely twist itself apart in 10,000 miles. Nonetheless, the Volvette is an 11.9-second quarter-mile monster we'd love to park in the driveway, and also smoke unsuspecting Z06s with. [Hat tip to the_Finn_294.]

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