1975 Volvo 244 DL 2.1 CARB


Retro Head Turning Tank!!!


Stromberg carb faults.

Welding required (But she is 32 years old!!!)

General Comments:

Bought this car as a non runner requiring some welding for £77!!!

Spent last summer welding and spraying, she looks great now.

Traced non running to cam belt which had skipped 3 teeth!!! - Non interference engine, so no damage. New cam belt on and she fired into life!!!

Stromberg carb is rubbish and needs keeping an eye on.

Body panels are tricky to get, mechanicals no problem.

This car is a true testament of the durability of older Volvo's.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd January, 2007

1982 Volvo 244 DL 2.1 manual


Well built, cheap and comfy!


Nothing was wrong with the car when I had it, just a bit rusty in the boot.

General Comments:

I bought this car for £30 and I'm going to use it for banger racing, not road use!

It had stood for 3 years without moving or having the engine run. I added a battery and away it went, amazing!

It drove home like it had been in use everyday and only had 1 sticking caliper. It's very comfortable, very easy to work on, is logically constructed and quite quick.

Although it's a bit thirsty and the handling is a bit boaty.

Crumple zones in the front and rear don't bode well on the banger track, it's going to get squashed quite easily, not as strong as some people think!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th May, 2001