The numerous Volvo 240s that grace these pages seem to fall into two buckets, first is for the clean/original junkers that cost a few grand and would be great for a daily driver, and the second is for the Chevy V8 swapped hoon mobiles that also cost a few grand. This next feature falls squarely into the second bucket. Find this 1977 Volvo 244 V8 Swap LT1 offered for $5,000 in Largo, FL via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
From the seller:
This 1977 Volvo 244 has been carefully put together with a Chevy V8 LT1 from a 1993 Camaro Z28 and the matching T-56 6 speed manual. The pair had an estimated 65K miles on them. A shortened Ford 8.8 inch rear end sits in the back with 3.73 gears and trak-lok. The transmission meets the rear end via a custom cut drive-shaft. Mazda RX-7 discs and calipers bring the Volvo to a quick stop. The car has been lowered and the suspension is performance-oriented. In the rear are heim-joints. So much more has been done to include a custom exhaust with shorties, tune, the car was professionally wired, custom working dash, cold A/C, power steering, and a hurst short-throw shifter. The all-performance tires have roughly 5k miles on them. The car was put together by a mechanical engineer who is very meticulous.The car as it sits has 22k miles on it since the build.
The V8 looks snug in the engine bay, and I'm sure the car is a blast to drive -- but the little details like the working AC and RX-7 brakes adds a lot of value. The seller only includes one small photo of the interior, but states that it has been swapped in from a 93+ Volvo, another plus if it was well done.
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