1981 Volvo Series 240

The Volvo 240 Series was brought to the United States market beginning in 1975. It came in two- and four-door sedan versions, plus a station wagon. Powering the 1981 version was an overhead-cam 130 cubic-inch four-cylinder powerplant that provided nearly 100 horsepower. It was given a four-speed manual gearbox as standard equipment or an optional three-speed automatic. The steering was a rack-and-pinion setup with disc brakes at all four corners.

For 1981, Volvo sold 64,477 vehicles in the United States.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2011

Related Reading : Volvo 240 History

A model that has became a breathtaking icon for the Swedish company Volvo the 240 Series helped Volvo reach the top of its game in the mid 1970s. A range of executive vehicles, the 200 series was produced from 1974 through 1993, with more than 2.8 millions models sold worldwide. The 200 series replaced the 140 and the 140-based 164. The Volvo 700 series was introduced in 1982 and had a production....
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Volvo Monthly Sales Volume

July 2020
9,697
June 2020
10,385
May 2020
9,519
February 2020
7,841
January 2020
6,157
November 2019
8,181
October 2019
8,807
September 2019
9,323
August 2019
9,194
July 2019
8,795
June 2019
9,868
May 2019
9,761
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1981 Series 240
$7,500-$162,550
1981 Volvo Series 240 Price Range: $6,290 - $7,500

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Volvo
1986Chevrolet (1,368,837)Renault (1,305,191)Ford (1,253,525)113,267
1985Chevrolet (1,418,098)Renault (1,322,887)Oldsmobile (1,192,549)
1984Chevrolet (1,655,151)Renault (1,429,138)Ford (1,180,708)99,541
1983Renault (1,491,853)Chevrolet (1,175,200)Toyota (1,068,321)88,857
1982Renault (1,491,853)Chevrolet (1,297,357)Toyota (1,068,321)211,236
1981Chevrolet (1,673,093)Renault (1,295,713)Toyota (1,068,321)191,869
1980Chevrolet (2,288,745)Renault (1,492,339)Ford (1,162,275)169,566
1979Chevrolet (2,284,749)Ford (1,835,937)Renault (1,405,330)212,782
1978Chevrolet (2,375,436)Ford (1,923,655)Renault (1,240,941)181,740
1977Chevrolet (2,543,153)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,840,427)158,885
1976Chevrolet (2,103,862)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,861,537)221,199

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