Probably the most common of the passenger car models that Volvo made.

A total of 2.8 million 240's were produced from 1974 to 1993. I have a 1991 sedan model. 240 wagons are also fairly common.

Key Events in the History of the Volvo 240

c. 1971
The Volvo Experimental Safety Car (VESC) is tested.
The 24x series debuts, based largely on the VESC, with a modified suspension, rack and pinion steering, and an aluminum head engine.
The US NHTSA (the highway regulatory safety board) adopts the 240 as the standard for auto safety.
The 240 pioneers the first production Lambda Sond catalytic converter, which produced far cleaner exhaust emission that had previously been possible.
The round headlights became rectangular.
"Greenhouse" upper body window frames introduced.
Now with asbestos-free brake and clutch pads. Hooray!
Those funny-looking headrests were introduced.
The last 240 rolled off the line.

Key Features of the 240

Some of the fun features include:
  • Electrical seat heaters, aka ass warmers.
  • An enormously over-powered heater unit - my car can get up to 150 degrees F.
  • A car that is devoted to protecting your mushy, delicate self in a crash

Places other90percent's 240 has been