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Volvo 240 as a rally car??
January 19, 2015 02:37PM
I just bought this car. I think there was a guy on here who once mentioned that a Volvo might make a decent rally car? Despite their obviously flimsy construction and inferior rwd? cool smiley



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Re: Volvo 240 as a rally car??
January 19, 2015 03:19PM
They are terrible and woeful. Get a blue Subaru and don't look back. They're boxy and you will never win THE BIG RACE with them despite them being the predominant choice amongst 2WD competitors in the best part of the world when it comes to rallying (Scandinavia).

It goes without saying that things are different here. I really see no point why you are wasting our time in order to seek validation for choosing such a POS. May God have mercy on your soul.
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Re: Volvo 240 as a rally car??
January 19, 2015 03:29PM
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They are terrible and woeful. Get a blue Subaru and don't look back. They're boxy and you will never win THE BIG RACE with them despite them being the predominant choice amongst 2WD competitors in the best part of the world when it comes to rallying (Scandinavia).

It goes without saying that things are different here. I really see no point why you are wasting our time in order to seek validation for choosing such a POS. May God have mercy on your soul.


Wasn't there a nice thread over on that clean cut polite place where I schooled you in just how un-cool these cars are..
I think you need to re-read it and copy/paste things here before this lost child beings down the road to perdition..

Explain WHY he needs a car with moar stylez like 510s...



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Re: Volvo 240 as a rally car??
January 19, 2015 03:51PM
Well, I'm hoping to have it ready to go for the 2016 season. I plan on running Group 2 in the RA Central Region events.


Will I be allowed to wear flat-brim hats and suglasses with reflective 80s-esque lenses, or is that strictly an AWD thing?



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Re: Volvo 240 as a rally car??
January 19, 2015 05:28PM
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Well, I'm hoping to have it ready to go for the 2016 season. I plan on running Group 2 in the RA Central Region events.


Will I be allowed to wear flat-brim hats and suglasses with reflective 80s-esque lenses, or is that strictly an AWD thing?

No flat brim hats for you. You are not one of the cool kids.
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Re: Volvo 240 as a rally car??
January 19, 2015 05:46PM
You should probably start preparing yourself mentally for all the ass kickings you will receive from BMWs and VWs.



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Re: Volvo 240 as a rally car??
January 19, 2015 06:23PM
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They are terrible and woeful. Get a blue Subaru and don't look back. They're boxy and you will never win THE BIG RACE with them despite them being the predominant choice amongst 2WD competitors in the best part of the world when it comes to rallying (Scandinavia).

It goes without saying that things are different here. I really see no point why you are wasting our time in order to seek validation for choosing such a POS. May God have mercy on your soul.


Wasn't there a nice thread over on that clean cut polite place where I schooled you in just how un-cool these cars are..
I think you need to re-read it and copy/paste things here before this lost child beings down the road to perdition..

Explain WHY he needs a car with moar stylez like 510s...
Yeah I'm trying to set him straight.

OP check this out. I too thought a Volvo 240 was a smart choice.

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Considering you're in the Portland area you maybe familiar with the city ordinance requiring this particular car to grace every thoroughfare in the Portland-Vancouver area.



These rolling refrigerators (apologies to all nice refrigerators everywhere) can be had for less than $2000 of your greenbacks. You have many to choose from.

<<< prev1 - 45 next >

Nov 20 1987 volvo 240 DL $600 (aloha) pic

Nov 22 Trade my POS 240 for your 240 $1000 (NE PDX) pic map

Nov 22 Volvo 240 1100 obo $1100 (Astoria) pic

Nov 25 volvo wagon / trade????? $1200

Nov 19 Volvo 240 $1200 pic

Nov 25 1984 volvo wagon $1350 (Vancouver) pic

Nov 24 1992 volvo 240 with a remote start and 2.3 $1450 (vancouver) pic

Nov 20 1987 Volvo stationwagon - runs well $1500 (inner SE Portland) pic

Nov 19 1987 Volvo 240 4 door Sedan $1500 (Vancouver) pic map

Nov 24 1991 Volvo 240 Sedan $1500 (NW Portland) pic

Nov 24 91 Volvo 740 sedan dropped price for fast sell $1550 (ptld) pic

Nov 21 1985 Volvo 240 Wagon $1700 (Vancouver) pic map

Nov 24 91 Volvo 740 sedan dropped price for fast sell $1750 (ptld) pic map

Nov 20 1986 Volvo 240 DL 4 door $1950 (east vancouver) pic

Nov 19 CLEAN TITLE 1989 WHITE VOLVO 240 DL $2000 (Multnomah Villiage) pic

Nov 20 1989 Volvo 240 $2000 (Lincoln City) pic map

Nov 24 Grey Volvo 240 - 1989 $2000 (lincoln city) pic map

Just a sample on today's Craigslist but WAIT THERE'S MORE!

When you need spare parts (because you will because it isn't a blue Subaru) there are plenty of places to go. Here's a quick search of the Pick-N-Pulls.

Results
Approx Distance: 10 miles
Pick-n-Pull - Portland South [More Information]

6241 SE 111th Avenue
Portland, OR 97266 US

503-760-5820

Store Layout Map | Part Pricing
Make Model Year Row Date On Yard
Volvo 240 91 0034 11/17/2014
Volvo 240 90 0036 11/23/2014
Volvo 240 89 0038 10/15/2014
Volvo 240 88 0037 11/23/2014
Volvo 240 87 0041 10/27/2014
Volvo 240 81 0031 11/10/2014
Approx Distance: 12 miles
Pick-n-Pull - Portland North [More Information]

9635 N Columbia Boulevard
Portland, OR 97203 US

503-286-6262

Store Layout Map | Part Pricing
Make Model Year Row Date On Yard
Volvo 240 84 0036 11/05/2014
Volvo 240 84 0051 10/27/2014
Approx Distance: 23 miles
Pick-n-Pull - Sherwood [More Information]

19135 SW Pacific Highway
Sherwood, OR 97140 US

503-625-6141

Store Layout Map | Part Pricing
Make Model Year Row Date On Yard
Volvo 240 92 0042 09/18/2014
Volvo 240 90 0029 11/12/2014
Volvo 240 84 0041 09/17/2014
Volvo 240 82 0023 10/15/2014
Approx Distance: 95 miles
Pick-n-Pull - Tumwater [More Information]

8010 Old Highway 99 SE
Tumwater, WA 98501 US

360-357-4466

Store Layout Map | Part Pricing

NOTE: This store was recently acquired by Pick-n-Pull and its inventory transferred to our Tracker system. As a result, some dates below may indicate when a vehicle was entered in the system instead of the date it arrived at the yard.
Make Model Year Row Date On Yard
Volvo 240 84 0021 09/10/2014
Volvo 240 84 0021 09/10/2014
Volvo 240 84 0042 11/06/2014
Approx Distance: 153 miles
Pick-n-Pull - Lynnwood [More Information]

18306 Highway 99
Lynnwood, WA 98037 US

425-778-3147

Store Layout Map | Part Pricing
Make Model Year Row Date On Yard
Volvo 240 90 0020 11/12/2014
Volvo 240 90 0020 11/13/2014
Volvo 240 88 0038 11/19/2014
Volvo 240 82 0023 11/19/2014
Approx Distance: 175 miles
Pick-n-Pull - Arlington [More Information]

6323 172nd Street NE
Arlington, WA 98223 US

360-403-9505

Store Layout Map | Part Pricing
Make Model Year Row Date On Yard
Volvo 240 86 0017 10/14/2014
Approx Distance: 247 miles

So yes a Volvo 240 (don't forget the 242 coupe if you like) will be the perfect car for you. All the hipsters have them (which means you probably could trade them for it with a case or two of Pabst Blue Ribbon) so they will be easy to get and maintain. Also due to their potential on the stages you could have a good run with the BIG boys if you can drive it.

Let's look at a typical club racer in Sweden with one of these cars.

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Not bad for a refrigerator. That one video convinced me more than all of the Gymkhana videos and pictures of blue Subarus, Golves, Focii and expensive Big Money Waster. There's a reason these cars are the dominant 2WD choice amongst rallyists in Sweden and the Finnish 2WD National class champion for the 2nd year running. These two countries have forgotten more about rally than the US community knows so I tend to listen to what they have to say considering that I would like to be half as good as those guys but that's just my lowly opinion. However, surely I couldn't comment


Janet you slut, I used to think the same way as you.....we've even spoken about it before.. But Then I thought you had seen the light, had a On the Road to Damascus Moment



and realised that those 240 just too un-cool looking to be worthy of consideration....I thought you had grasped the idea of stylishness and the cool factor being a major consideration...
You even posted likely car on that other thread to some really sensible candidates for worthy rally cars..
Let's review some of those cars you posted and look in detail at why they are so much better than some old box Volvo:
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FS/FT 1972 Datsun 510 - ONLY $25000 (San Diego)
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(google map) (yahoo map)

1972 Datsun 510 fuel : gas transmission : manual title status : clean
Don't really need to sell the car over all testing the waters have owned the car for a little over 4 years now and its been running with the swap for around 1 year. I just recently got it taken out and put back in to finish up paint and body work. I understand I won't cover everything that might have been done on the car and will miss some stuff but here it goes.

Engine:
Sr20det
Built bottom end
New water pump
CP pistons
APR head studs
Freddy intake mani
Garret t25
HKS actuator
full wire tuck
new fuel lines
Full 3' exhaust
10 gallon RCI fuel cell
Ron Davis radiator
Custom oil catch can

Interior:
GPS Speedhut kit
Full Dynomate
Recaro LSC
Half roll cage
rear seats
Custom center peace to fit 3 gauges
Restored dash
Sapporo Beer Tap shift knob (one that looks like a sword)

Suspension/ Drive train:
R160 VLSD
Replaced all bushings
Datsport steering box support brace
Datsport Handling & conversion kit
Customs coil overs all around
Wilwood brake cylinders
Custom break lines

Exterior:
Nissan fender mirrors
Rare blue bird grill
Side maker delete
Paint color : Velocity red
Rx7 oil cooler(it works)
SSR XR4 Long Champ rims.
14x7 0 offset all around (first owner of the rims have the box still)

Motor swap was done by Deeps garage as well as custom fabrications.
Take into consideration this car is SMOG EXEMPT meaning you NEVER have to smog the car.
As for the trades I am looking for, I would like a car that wont have trouble getting smoged. Over all looking for a nice dd No track cars please and am open to strait trade over trades + cash on your end.

Now that's a car with a ton-o-cool just dripping off it. Think of all the attention that'd get!

Let's look at some of the others you linked to:

Here's a nuther fine example:
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Datsun 510 Fs/Ft - $8000 (Riverside)
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Dome light works!

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1971 71 Datsun VIN: NA fuel : gas transmission : manual title status : clean
Sad to even be considering this option but I may have to let her go for financial reasons I'm looking to maybe get an S14 Kouki 240SX for trade sr20det, rb25det, s13 no turds please. Or Subaru Wrx, evo just that please. Send me your offers on my Datsun 510. Please no beaters, Hondas, no front wheel drive please.

510 has a Ka24de swap runs n drives perfectly! Driven to LA, Costa Mesa an back perfectly. Must be at least 35 miles!!!
Has rare WEDS Autobahn wheels single piece.
All wheel disc brakes.
All lights work (needs 1 new HID bulb)
Posi rear end.
Electric seat.


Sound system.
2 electric fans.
Clean title.
Pre smog! (No smog ever!)
Only minor rear body damage. Due to hitting a light structure in my driveway. That's why my asking price is what it is. My 510 is beautiful still an still turns heads everywhere. NO LOW BALLING! go look up other 510s on craigslist an look at asking prices, an even asking prices for the turds! Good luck finding a descent one.
Contact me @ 951- 8five0- 0476 preferably text cause I work. Trades mainly 240sx Kouki

And here's a real race car---not some car that has been rightfully described as " the missionary position of the the car industry, not some car for the class skipping, assignment extension begging, Derrida mis-quoting, rent dodging, chain smoking, PBR swilling scenesters."
This is a real car---with style

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1971 Datsun 510 Sedan race car - $24999 (huntington beach)
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Look at dem flares!

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1971 Datsun 510 drive : rwd fuel : gas transmission : manual title status : parts only cylinders : 4 cylinders
The car presented is a very unique 1971 Datsun 510 race car. Upon observation one can observe that the car has a nontraditional appearance showing wider fenders, larger tires and a much more International look.

The car has a full roll cage with NASCAR style cage bars at the driver's door. The weight of the vehicle is approximately 1,700 lbs.. There is a full fire suppression system on board. The exterior body panels are comprised of 9 removable fiberglass panels. Fuel is delivered by an electric pump plumbed to an ATL fuel cell.

The rear differential is a spool. Gear ratio is unknown but believed to be in the 3.50 area. Braking is by disc with Wilwoods' at the front. The gearbox is a 5 speed from a 280 Z. Safety wise, a 5 point belt system with window screen has been installed.

The present engine is approximately 2200 cc and has only dyno time on it. The engine build was thru Les Cannady out of Oceanside, California. Les is the builder and also maintains all of Adam Carolla's Datsun race cars. The paint is new and there is no Clear Coat sprayed thus when damages need to be repaired, problems should not exist. New Lexan windows have been installed throughout with safety hold downs as shown. A new lightweight battery mounted to the floor of the passenger side fires up the car. Horsepower ratings via engine dyno are documented as 207 HP at the flywheel. The car can only be run on 110 leaded.

This car is part of my collection of race cars. The reason that I have decided to sell this car is that I have become exclusively addicted to high horsepower cars. In the 1960's I personally raced Mini Coopers and developed an ability to drive "momentum cars" but now in later life I do not feel that previous talent will come back to me.

This is a "One of a Kind" car.

This car will be sold on a "Bill of Sale" basis. Asking price is. $24,999. All offers considered. Please email or call if you have any questions. I'm Sandy and I am assisting the seller with marketing this car. We can assist in arranging shipping anywhere in the world.

Thanks for checking out this one of a kind sedan racer.

This car is stage ready. It would take the G2 comp by storm. I mean look at it. It's linked to the most boring comedian in all of human history.

Now hypocrite, I will say this once and I better not have to say it again.


This is a Volvo 240. Notice how boxy and uncool this is.



This is a Datsun 510. Notice how the car isn't boxy and is dripping out of its panel gaps with coolness? Do you see the difference?



I will say this once and I don't want you fawking up poor people's threads again you slut.

I want you sell that POS orange Volvo you picked up for $500 and start looking for something with style. I'm glad you threw your hammer and those gross tacky wrenches away..they were just too un-cool.

Now I know what you're gonna say that the Volvos have dominated club level rally in Sweden for 20 years now and that 50-60% of the whole fields are 240s, 740s and 940s and they are popular because of the dollar/fun ratio...
But! As you need to learn everybody says "that's there, not here!" And I know you, you argumentative bastid, you're gonna counter with what I said so many times, twisting my words to meet your ends, "that gravel is gravel, tires are tires and people are people and those people go like stink.."

But that's there, thing are obviously different here.. It goes without saying....that's why nobody has ever said what the differences are, you silly bastid.


Here [FONT=Century Gothic]style[/FONT] is king...



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Re: Volvo 240 as a rally car??
January 19, 2015 09:18PM
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You should probably start preparing yourself mentally for all the ass kickings you will receive from BMWs and VWs.

Will do.
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