Classic Volvo 240 Wagon races an M5
Classic Volvo 240 – especially, the five-door model recognized by enthusiasts as the Volvo 245 – is really a licensed classic.The boxy design and style, well-earned history of basic safety and cult status among the enthusiasts indicates that this Swedish brick will always be on our radar as being a remarkable vehicle. I owned one for a couple of years.
In the movie The Long Kiss Goodnight – Geena Davis plays chicken with a tree. It absolutely was a Volvo 245. Con Air – that aged husband and wife out for a drive when a dead body falls on top of their hood?- Classic Volvo 245. Fargo – patiently waiting at a tollbooth. One more 245. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle – junk movie. Golden-eye’s – 245 pursued by a tank. You get the picture. This Volvo has lots of silver screen kudos .
There’s something the Classic Volvo 245 just isn’t famous for, it’s speed. Yes, you might get a charged version of Volvo’s all-pervasive B-series 4 cylinder “redblock” , but that basically just makes the “brick” acceptable. For true speed, fans use classic US V8′s. Some others, including the guy driving the scary subject in the video clip, search a little bit further outside the personal comfort zone.
I’m talking about a classic Volvo wagon equipped with a 2JZ-GTE power plant, probably originating from a twin-turbo Toyota Supra. Dual-overhead cams, 24 valves along with an air-to-air intercooler. This straight 6 is recognized by tuners being a monster just ready to be freed. In this example, the Volvo-shaped monster is preying upon an unsuspicious BMW M5. View the action in the following video clip .
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I'm a former airline Captain and airline flight instructor, with a long life passion for classic cars. My swedish heritage gave me a weakness for classic Volvos