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The VOLVO 240 was very popular and VOLVO sold millions of them on a period of 19 years, from 1975 to 1993. If you think it looks rather retro you are right; the 240 body style is an evolution of the 140 introduced in 1967 and some parts like the windshield is the same from 1967 to 1993 !

The VOLVO 240 was available in 2 door, 4 door and station wagon chassis style. You will also find them in different trim and performance levels, from the basic DL to the performant Turbo version. Each version is explained in the tables below.

A lot of 240s are still registered and used daily today. Given its current popularity and inherent qualities it is certain to become a great classic, much like the Volks Beetle and VOLVO 1800.

See also the VOLVO 260 model which uses the same body but a V6 engine.


VOLVO 240 DL
1975-1993

In the USA and Canada the DL (De Luxe) model is the base trim and performance level, with cloth or vinyl interior, no power windows, black front grill, steel wheels. The differences between DL and GL models varied during the years. The luxury features of the 260 model were first adopted on the 240 GL, then they were included in the base DL model. After 1986 few differences remained between the DL and GL models.

In the USA the DL and GL have the same performance and share the same engine and suspension. The differences between DL and GL being mostly luxury and comfort. In Canada the DL came with carburetor engines for some years while the GL had the fuel injection.

VOLVO 240 DL ENGINES
USA

- B20F 1975 1975
- B21F 1976 1982
- B23F 1983 1984
- B230F 1985 1993

VOLVO 240 DL ENGINES
CANADA

- B20F 1975 1975
- B21F 1976 1976
- B21A 1977 1984
- B230F 1985 1993

VOLVO 240 GL
1975-1993

In the USA and Canada the GL (Grand Luxe) identifies cars with the more luxurious trim level like power windows, velour or leather interior, all chrome front grill, 14" mag wheels, front spoiler, more chrome around the windows, bumpers and wheel arches. See the 240 DL description for more comparison.

In the USA the DL and GL have the same performance and share the same engine and suspension. The differences between DL and GL being mostly luxury and comfort. In Canada the DL came with carburetor engines for some years while the GL had the fuel injection.

VOLVO 240 GL ENGINES
USA

- B20F 1975 1975
- B21F 1976 1982
- B23F 1983 1984
- B230F 1985 1993

VOLVO 240 GL ENGINES
CANADA

- B20F 1975 1975
- B21F 1976 1980
- B23E 1981 1983
- B23F 1984 1984
- B230F 1985 1993

VOLVO 240 GT
1978-1980

Grand Touring Identifies cars with the sport trim level produced from 1978 to 1980. Only 2 door models were produced and were named 242 GT. Among the special features are: flat hood, special front grill with built in fog lights, bigger anti sway bars, 15" mag wheels, red line on interior panels and seats. Despite its GT name it has the same B21F engine has the base DL model.


VOLVO 240 TURBO
1981-1985

Identifies cars with the B21FT Turbo engine, produced from 1981 to 1985. Trims are the same as the GLT. See GLT model below.


VOLVO 240 DIESEL
1981-1985

The VOLVO 240 Diesel came with the D24 Diesel engine produced by Volkswagen. The D24 engine is a 6 cylinder inline, 2.4 liter. Note that 260 Diesel's where also produced. Aside from the engine the car is the same as a 240 GL.


VOLVO 240 GLT
1981-1982 (USA)
1981-1983 (Canada)

Grand Luxe Touring Identifies cars with the sport trim level produced from 1981 to 1983. Some GLT's have the turbo engine, but not all of them. Among the special features are bigger anti sway bars, 15" mags wheel, small diameter steering wheel, accessory gauges, power mirrors, all black trims on doors and inside roof. They also have most of the accessory of the GL like power windows. Note that in the USA the non Turbo GLT have the same engine B21F has the DL and GL. In Canada the GLT came with the more powerfulB23E used also on the GL at that time.


VOLVO 240 Classic
1993

VOLVO put a Classic emblem on some 1993 cars to remember the last production batch. Each car is identified inside with a decorative serial number. They are well equipped, including ABS brakes, air bag, power windows and more. Aside from cosmetic, the 240 Classic is the same as any 1992 and 1993 240, and use the same B230F engine.

Chassis available

Name Style Description From To Total Production Picture
VOLVO 242 2 door sedan 200 Series, 4 cyl. engine, 2 door 1975 1984 245257 View a picture
VOLVO 244 4 door sedan 200 Series, 4 cyl. engine, 4 door 1975 1993 1490102 View a picture
VOLVO 245 station wagon 200 Series, 4 cyl. engine, 5 door station wagon 1975 1993 962264 View a picture

VOLVO 240 2 door chassis is called 242
VOLVO 242 2 Door Sedan Production
CHASSIS
_NAME
MODEL_YEAR MODEL_FULL_NAME PRODUCTION_ID FROM_CHASSIS
_NUMBER
NUMBER_BUILT ENGINES TRANSMISSIONS
VOLVO 242 1975 242 DL B 1 53804 B20F M40,M41,BW35
VOLVO 242 1976 242 DL E 53865 45144 B21F M45,M46,BW35
VOLVO 242 1977 242 DL USA H 99680 23215 B21F M45,M46,BW35
VOLVO 242 1977 242 DL CANADA H B21A M45,M46,BW35
VOLVO 242 1978 242 DL CANADA L B21A M45,M46,BW35
VOLVO 242 1978 242 California L B21F M45,M46,BW35
VOLVO 242 1978 242 DL USA L 122895 19230 B21F M45,M46,BW35
VOLVO 242 1978 242 GT L B21F M46
VOLVO 242 1979 242 DL USA M 142125 23445 B21F M46,AW55,AW70
VOLVO 242 1979 242 GT M B21F M46
VOLVO 242 1979 242 DL CANADA M B21A M46,BW55
VOLVO 242 1980 DL CANADA A B21A M46,BW55
VOLVO 242 1980 DL USA A 165570 22145 B21F M46,AW55,AW70
VOLVO 242 1980 GT A B21F M46
VOLVO 242 1981 DL USA B 189180 17809 B21F M46,AW55,AW70
VOLVO 242 1981 TURBO B B21FT M46,AW71
VOLVO 242 1981 DL CANADA B B21A M46,BW55
VOLVO 242 1982 DL CANADA C B21A M46,BW55
VOLVO 242 1982 TURBO C B21FT M46, AW71
VOLVO 242 1982 DL USA California C 206780 17049 B21FLH M46,AW55,AW70
VOLVO 242 1982 DL USA C 206780 17049 B21F M46,AW55,AW70
VOLVO 242 1983 GLT CANADA D B23E M46,BW55
VOLVO 242 1983 DL USA D 223940 12893 B23F M46,AW70
VOLVO 242 1983 TURBO D B21FT M46,AW71
VOLVO 242 1983 DL CANADA D B21A M46,BW55
VOLVO 242 1984 DL CANADA E B21A M46,BW55
VOLVO 242 1984 DL USA E 237370 7887 B23F M46,AW70
VOLVO 242 1984 TURBO E B21FT M46,AW71

VOLVO 240 4 Door chassis is called 244
VOLVO 244 4 Door Sedan Production
CHASSIS
_NAME
MODEL_YEAR MODEL_FULL_NAME PRODUCTION_ID FROM_CHASSIS
_NUMBER
NUMBER_BUILT ENGINES TRANSMISSIONS
VOLVO 244 1975 244 DL,244 GL B 1 82976 B20F M40,M41,BW35
VOLVO 244 1976 244 DL,244 GL E 82980 90736 B21F M45,M46,BW35
VOLVO 244 1977 244 DL USA, 244 GL H 174910 100055 B21F M45,M46,BW35
VOLVO 244 1977 244 DL CANADA H B21A M45,M46,BW35
VOLVO 244 1978 244 DL CANADA L B21A M45,M46,BW35
VOLVO 244 1978 244 DL USA, 244 GL L 274965 89685 B21F M45,M46,BW35
VOLVO 244 1979 244 DL CANADA M B21A M46,BW55
VOLVO 244 1979 244 DL USA, 244 GL M 364650 117855 B21F M46,AW55,AW70
VOLVO 244 1980 DL USA, GL A 482505 106012 B21F M46,AW55,AW70
VOLVO 244 1980 DL CANADA A B21A M46,BW55
VOLVO 244 1981 DL CANADA B B21A M46,BW55
VOLVO 244 1981 TURBO B B21FT M46,AW71
VOLVO 244 1981 DL USA, GL USA B 592110 94111 B21F M46,AW55,AW70
VOLVO 244 1981 GL CANADA B B23E M46,BW55
VOLVO 244 1981 DIESEL B D24 M46,BW55
VOLVO 244 1982 DL USA C 686100 126696 B21F M46,AW55,AW70
VOLVO 244 1982 GL CANADA, GLT CANADA C B23E M46,BW55
VOLVO 244 1982 TURBO C B21FT M46,AW71
VOLVO 244 1982 DIESEL C D24 M46,BW55
VOLVO 244 1982 DL CANADA C B21A M46,BW55
VOLVO 244 1983 DL CANADA D B21A M46,BW55
VOLVO 244 1983 DL USA, GL USA D 812610 125639 B23F M46,AW70
VOLVO 244 1983 GL CANADA D B23E M46,BW55
VOLVO 244 1983 TURBO D B21FT M46,AW71
VOLVO 244 1983 DIESEL D D24 M46,BW55
VOLVO 244 1984 DL E 939340 133104 B23F M46,AW70
VOLVO 244 1984 GL E B23F M46,AW70
VOLVO 244 1984 TURBO E B21FT M46,AW71
VOLVO 244 1984 DIESEL E D24 M46,BW55
VOLVO 244 1985 DL,GL F 72445 73235 B230F M46,AW70
VOLVO 244 1985 TURBO F B21FT M46,AW71
VOLVO 244 1985 DIESEL F D24 M46,BW55
VOLVO 244 1986 240 DL,240 GL G 145710 69511 B230F M46,AW70
VOLVO 244 1987 240 DL,240 GL H 215300 63045 B230F M47,AW70
VOLVO 244 1988 240 DL,240 GL J 278400 55318 B230F M47,AW70
VOLVO 244 1989 240 DL,240 GL K 334100 52509 B230F M47,AW70
VOLVO 244 1990 240 DL,240 GL L 386700 42846 B230F M47,AW70
VOLVO 244 1991 240 DL,240 GL M 429800 27464 B230F M47,AW70
VOLVO 244 1992 240 DL,240 GL N 457500 20790 B230F M47,AW70
VOLVO 244 1993 240 DL,240 GL, CLASSIC P 478290 11812 B230F M47,AW70

VOLVO 240 wagon chassis is called 245
VOLVO 245 Station Wagon Production
CHASSIS
_NAME
MODEL_YEAR MODEL_FULL_NAME PRODUCTION_ID FROM_CHASSIS
_NUMBER
NUMBER_BUILT ENGINES TRANSMISSIONS
VOLVO 245 1975 245 DL, 245 GL B 1 54709 B20F M40,M41,BW35
VOLVO 245 1976 245 DL, 245 GL E 54710 60640 B21F M45,M46,BW35
VOLVO 245 1977 245 DL USA, 245 GL H 115350 48485 B21F M45,M46,BW55
VOLVO 245 1977 245 DL CANADA H B21A M45,M46,BW55
VOLVO 245 1978 245 DL CANADA L B21A M45,M46,BW55
VOLVO 245 1978 245 DL USA, 245 GL L 163835 47490 B21F M45,M46,BW55
VOLVO 245 1979 245 DL USA, 245 GL M 211325 53430 B21F M46,AW55,AW70
VOLVO 245 1979 245 DL CANADA M B21A M46,BW55
VOLVO 245 1980 DL CANADA A B21A M46,BW55
VOLVO 245 1980 DL USA, GL A 264755 51742 B21F M46,AW55,AW70
VOLVO 245 1981 DL USA, GL USA B 317940 50532 B21F M46,AW55,AW70
VOLVO 245 1981 GL CANADA B B23E M46,BW55
VOLVO 245 1981 DIESEL B D24 M46,BW55
VOLVO 245 1981 DL CANADA B B21A M46,BW55
VOLVO 245 1982 DL CANADA C B21A M46,BW55
VOLVO 245 1982 DL USA, GL USA C 368310 66194 B21F M46,AW55,AW70
VOLVO 245 1982 GLT, GL CANADA C B23E M46,BW55
VOLVO 245 1982 TURBO C B21FT M46,AW71
VOLVO 245 1982 DIESEL C D24 M46,BW55
VOLVO 245 1983 GL, DL USA D 434460 71295 B23F M46,AW70
VOLVO 245 1983 TURBO D B21FT M46,AW71
VOLVO 245 1983 DL CANADA D B21A M46,BW55
VOLVO 245 1983 DIESEL D D24 M46,BW55
VOLVO 245 1984 DL, GL E 506270 85729 B23F M46,AW70
VOLVO 245 1984 TURBO E B21FT M46,AW71
VOLVO 245 1984 DIESEL E D24 M46,BW55
VOLVO 245 1985 DL,GL F 592000 68188 B230F M46,AW70
VOLVO 245 1985 TURBO F B21FT M46,AW71
VOLVO 245 1985 DIESEL F D24 M46,BW55
VOLVO 245 1986 240 DL,240 GL G 660380 58231 B230F M46,AW70
VOLVO 245 1987 240 DL,240 GL H 718700 47860 B230F M47,AW70
VOLVO 245 1988 240 DL,240 GL J 766600 42047 B230F M47,AW70
VOLVO 245 1989 240 DL,240 GL K 809000 36980 B230F M47,AW70
VOLVO 245 1990 240 DL,240 GL L 846100 36969 B230F M47,AW70
VOLVO 245 1991 240 DL,240 GL M 883200 27046 B230F M47,AW70
VOLVO 245 1992 240 (DL, GL) N 910500 28427 B230F M47,AW70
VOLVO 245 1993 240 DL,240 GL, Classic P 933837 23337 B230F M47,AW70

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