Thursday, January 14, 2016

Lifted Scout Transplant: 1982 Volvo 245

It's Thorsday, so that means we need to feature a bonus vehicle from Scandinavia, but this next feature is far from the typical snoozy '80s econobarge normally seen on Thorsday.  Find this 1982 Volvo 245 riding on an International Scout chassis offered for $1400 in Sandston, VA via craigslist.  Tip from SeanT.

The seller includes only a few details about this thing: 1982 Volvo wagon, project car. 6 cyl, diesel, 4wd, sitting on International Scout frame with international scout engine, (we like to call it a Vout). Asking $1,400.00.

If the "6 cyl diesel" mentioned in the ad was from the Volvo originally, then it's the 2.4L naturally aspirated D24, a delivery van engine that made about 75 hp on a good cold day in 1982, and actually designed/built by VW. So what we'd have here is a Norse Redneck Saxonmobile...

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  1. Talk about the whole being less than the sum of it's parts, although I guess if I had a rusted out Scout (and boy do they rust) and a broken volvo on my front lawn and a lot of time on my hands it's better than junking them.

    If it's the original Scout engine then it's probably a Nissan SD33, and I can't imagine the nightmare of getting the VW/Volvo engine and transmission attached to the transfer case of the scout.

    cut and paste from wikipedia:

    "The SD33 is a 3.2 L (3,245 cc or 198.0 cu in) straight-six diesel engine, most known for its use in the Nissan Patrol MQ (160 series) from 1980-1983 and the Nissan C80. The SD33 produces 82 PS (60 kW) at 3,800 rpm.

    The Engine was also used in the UD 3400 series light truck, large forklifts, Marine applications, in International Scout offerings from 1976 to 1979, as well as the Jeep CJ-10/Cj-10A flightline tow vehicles from 1985 to 1986. The Scout-based Monteverdi Sahara was also offered with the SD33."


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