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1978 Volvo 242 For Sale




Year Make:1978 Volvo


Engine:2.0 I4

Transmission:3 Speed Automatic

Exterior Color:Maroon

Interior Color:Tan

Mileage:44,398 ( undocumented )

Air Conditioning, AM/FM Radio, Cassette, Cloth Interior, Hub Caps, Power Steering, Seatbelts, Numbers are Matching

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1978 Volvo 242

Gateway Classic Cars is presenting this 1978 Volvo 242 in the Milwaukee Showroom. Nothing says safety with ahead of its time engineering being infused into a vehicle like the name Volvo and this car shows a prominent milestone on the brand names venture to gaining this reputation. The 200 series was introduced in 1973 introducing advancements such as the incorporation of MacPherson struts suspension system which helped free up engine bay space, overhead camshaft design put in to the engine design, and a newer rear crumple zones that was adapted from the VESC ESV from 1972 that was developed to experiment with better safety standards. The evolution of these cars almost developed something new each year as if the engineers at Volvo were obsessed with the idea of paint perfection down to the paint formula that was introduced this year to help prevent previous corrosion problems. The 240 series was truly an engineering marvel of its time that helped solidify Volvo's high standards that make them a safe bet for safety performance and luxury today. This gorgeous little maroon beauty packs a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder under the hood which is paired up to an automatic transmission that helps get this comfy ride from point A to B in a reliable fashion. The 242 is armed with AM/FM radio with cassette, power steering, and air conditioning making an enjoyable cruiser to find yourself in the seat of.

This 1978 Volvo 242 is at our Milwaukee Showroom at Gateway Classic Cars and can be seen at which includes 100+ HD photos and HD video. To see the car in person, it can be seen at our Milwaukee Showroom located at 9949 58th Place Suite 400, Kenosha WI 53144. Any and all questions can be answered by our knowledgeable staff by calling (262) 891-4253 or email us at


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