VOLVO 240 - VOLVO 260
VOVLO 240 DL, GL, GLE, GT (1975-1978) First Generation
This is what the first VOLVO 240 looked liked in 1975 when it started. This style was used on various models until 1980, with the 242 1980 2 door being the last model to have this style of front end. Note the single 7 inches round headlights, flat hood, high and big front bumper.
VOLVO 240 DL, GL, GLE, GLT, TURBO, COUPE (1979-1985) Second Generation
Shown above are examples of the second generation of the VOLVO 240 and 260. The hood is not flat anymore, the center was raised and 2 round or 2 rectangular headlights are located on each side (2 low beam, 2 high beam lamps). The 2 round headlights were used in 1979 on the 240 station wagon and on earlier 260's. Most models came with 2 rectangular headlights up to 1985. European models had a different front end. The hood, grill and headlights were different in europe during this period.
VOLVO 264 GL 1976 Red, owner's manual cover
VOLVO 240 DL, GL (1986-1993) Last Generation
Starting in 1986 and up to the last production year 1993 the VOLVO 240 front end looked like the car shown above. This style is similar to the models sold in Europe with big square headlights. The trunk lid is domed, the bumpers are smaller and covered with plastic, the lower edge of the doors have a wide plastic trim and the mirrors are more aerodynamic than earlier models
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