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  Volvo 240 Turbo Group A
 

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Country of origin:Sweden
Produced from:1983 - 1986
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 19, 2015
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Chassis: 240A 403
Built in 1984 by Swedish team Magnum Racing, this 240 Turbo initially served as a spare car. Following a crash at Brno with one of the sister cars, it was pressed into service for the 11th round of the European Touring Car Championship at Zolder. Driven by Ulf Granberg and Robert Kvist, it was driven to a breakthrough victory. This was not only the first win for a Volvo in the ETC but also a first for a turbocharged car. At the end of the year, the car returned to Sweden where it was rebuilt before being sold to Artur Mendes. He campaigned the car for several years both in the local Portuguese touring car championship and in hill-climb events.

Following the 1988 season, the car was retired from contemporary racing and put into storage. It remained unseen from the world for two decades. Still owned by Mendes, it was then raced some more in hill-climb events. In 2014, it was sold to a British historic racer, who had it restored to its original configuration by specialists Moto Historics. Since the 2014 Dix Mille Tours, the new owner has campaigned the car with considerable success in the Historic Touring Car (HTC) series, organised by Peter Auto. In 2015, the car came within a point of clinching the championship, let down only by an uncharacteristic gearbox failure at the final round.


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Last known location British Historic Racer
Appearances

2017 Dix Mille Tours 2017 Dix Mille Tours 2017 Dix Mille Tours 2017 Hungaroring Classic
2017 Hungaroring Classic 2017 Hungaroring Classic 2017 Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or 2017 Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or
2017 Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or 2017 Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or 2017 Spa Classic 2017 Spa Classic
2017 Jarama Classic 2017 Jarama Classic 2016 Imola Classic 2016 Dix Mille Tours
2016 Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or 2016 Jarama Classic 2016 Jarama Classic 2016 Jarama Classic
2015 Dix Mille Tours 2015 Dix Mille Tours 2015 Dix Mille Tours 2015 Dix Mille Tours
2015 Dix Mille Tours 2015 Dix Mille Tours 2015 Monza Historic 2015 Monza Historic
2015 Monza Historic 2015 Monza Historic 2015 Monza Historic 2015 Monza Historic
2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or 2015 Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or 2015 Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or
2015 Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or 2015 Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or 2015 Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or 2015 Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or
2015 Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or 2015 Spa Classic 2015 Spa Classic 2015 Spa Classic
2015 Spa Classic 2015 Spa Classic 2015 Spa Classic 2014 Dix Mille Tours
2014 Dix Mille Tours 2014 Dix Mille Tours 2014 Dix Mille Tours 2014 Dix Mille Tours
2014 Dix Mille Tours 2014 Dix Mille Tours 2014 Dix Mille Tours 2014 Dix Mille Tours
2014 Dix Mille Tours 2014 Dix Mille Tours 2014 Dix Mille Tours 2014 Dix Mille Tours
2014 Dix Mille Tours

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