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Old 05-18-2020, 11:59 AM   #1
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Hi all,

Bored of lockdown yet? I've got some pictures that might distract you for a moment or two...

Right at the start of the year, when Coronavirus was barely a news story and appeared to be confined to China, my girlfriend planned a surprise weekend away for my birthday – to Gothenburg in Sweden to visit the Volvo museum.

The museum had a special exhibit for the 240 model which was coming to an end, and so it was the perfect time to go – and given current events, who knows when anyone will be able to visit again.

I took quite a few pictures - hopefully you’ll see something of interest… enjoy.

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Just so you know you're in the right place, this yellow T5r is on top of a luggage carousel at the airport...






























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Old 05-18-2020, 12:01 PM   #2
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A few pages - since there's a limit on the number of images per post...


























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The the only 240 I saw out on the streets of Gothenburg...

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And to finish some photos of the 240 touring car suspension...

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Old 05-18-2020, 12:50 PM   #8
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Awesome!!! Thanks for posting!!
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Old 05-18-2020, 01:31 PM   #9
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I've never seen pop out quarter windows on an 1800.

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Old 05-18-2020, 01:48 PM   #10
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Great stuff. Thanks for posting all those.

I love this. Reminds me of a Duesenberg.

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Thanks for posting
That orange plaid interior is glorious
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Old 05-18-2020, 07:12 PM   #12
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Okay what's with the golden D24?
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They sure like red interiors over there
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I wonder how many of these cars had to be repurchased in order to have a museum. I'm curious as to the odometer numbers on these cars. It is a great museum. Volvo also has a smaller museum that I believe is not open to the general public. My wife and I were able to visit one year with a group from VCOA. It is much smaller with very few early truck engines and many 1/43 diecast cars in large display cabinets.
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I wonder how many of these cars had to be repurchased in order to have a museum. I'm curious as to the odometer numbers on these cars. It is a great museum. Volvo also has a smaller museum that I believe is not open to the general public. My wife and I were able to visit one year with a group from VCOA. It is much smaller with very few early truck engines and many 1/43 diecast cars in large display cabinets.
I know for the North American museum, that many cars were repurchased. I saw the collection when it was still in the warehouse in NJ. The last time I was there, they had purchased a bunch of cars since the time I had been there before (2 years between visits). The cars were going to be on display at the SC plant.

I remember on a tour in Sweden they said that a couple of the cars had been "borrowed" from other peoples collections.

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Thanks for sharing!

I want to live in this room... just set up a desk, futon, and a monitor there in the middle and I'd be good:

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That orange plaid interior is glorious
Absolutely - I actually saw a car listed for sale here in the UK with that interior about a year ago. A LHD orange 244, the same as the one in the museum, the current owner said it was an import from Greece. I bought a lottery ticket that week, but alas...
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I know for the North American museum, that many cars were repurchased. I saw the collection when it was still in the warehouse in NJ. The last time I was there, they had purchased a bunch of cars since the time I had been there before (2 years between visits). The cars were going to be on display at the SC plant.

I remember on a tour in Sweden they said that a couple of the cars had been "borrowed" from other peoples collections.

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I'm struggling to remember as I didn't take notes, but some of the cars were on loan from private collections - the 242GT definitely is.
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Police cars and the GT is borrowed, the rest of the 200 series is owned by the museum
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