244 Project

History....

I bought this Volvo 244dl 1978 the day after i crashed my first car also a Volvo 244. My plan was to build a nice "sleeper" with the 5-cylinder engine from Volvo 850 R. But after i suddenly cut of one of the bakfenders the "little" project became a BIG project ...

 

 

 

 

 

The big challenge of customising a Volvo 240 model in Sweden is that it is a very popular car to build to a potent racer and showcar so its difficult to "stand out in the croud" but with about 2500 working hours and some crazy ideas under 3-4 years i did succed with that ;)

My goal with the car was a clean and raw look but it should be invisible at first sight to se wat is modified on the car. I have build the car in 1mm sheet metal. The parts i made new on the outside is backfenders, sideskirts, frontfenders, front and backbumper. All of the four doors is shaved of from profile and handles to make this clean look possible, i also did a lot of job on the gaps, custom cars with doors that doesnt fit is just to dam ugly...

The engine is a modified Volvo 850R that original gives 240bhp. With crankshaft from Volvo D5 , racing pistons and rods, Autronic SM2 ECU, homemade exhaust, intake, intercooler, radiator and more its giving 514bhp at 1.5bar turbopressure. 0-100kmh in 4 seconds, car weight 1250kg.

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