The Volvo 200 series was a range of mid-size cars produced by Volvo Cars from 1974 to 1993, with more than 2.8 million units sold worldwide. Like the Volvo 140 Series from which it was developed. it was designed by Jan Wilsgaard. It overlapped production of the Volvo 700 Series introduced in 1982. As the 240 remained popular, only the 260 was displaced by the 700 series - which Volvo marketed alongside the 240 for another decade. The 700 series was replaced a year before the 240 was discontinued. Production of the 240 ended on 14 May 1993 after nearly 20 years.
The Volvo 240 and 260 series were introduced in the autumn of 1974, and was initially available as seven variations of the 240 Series (242L, 242DL, 242GT, 244DL, 244GL, 245L and 245DL) and two variations of the 260 Series (264DL and 264GL). The 240 Series was available in sedan (with two or four doors) or station wagon, however the 260 Series was available as a coupe (262C Bertone), four-door sedan, or station wagon. The incorporated many of the features and design elements tired in the Volvo VESC ESV in 1972, which was a prototype experiment in car safety.
This car has come in for some interior work. New carpet and weatherstripping, repairing the driver and passenger seats and some other small repairs.