Roll cage

This is a very early roll cage from the German made Matter, it was smaller and was made from steel alloy with thicker tubing’s and with lesser struts. The pic however a Matter roll cage from a BMW 2002, but do note that its built just the same way as the one that was built to the Volvo 240)




German made Rubi roll cage from aluminum alloy, 20-pieces with a total weight of 29 kilos mounted onto the body. The roll cages did not only function as a protection but also made the body more stiffer then normal. There were also a roll cage available for the 244-model.

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Driver safety

Recaro Racing seat made from kevlar with 6-point harness (Also seat from ASS Sportsitze and others was used), different harness from for example Sabelt.

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Interior


Different gauges, Rpm-, fuel-, oil pressure-, oil temp-, turbo boost-(charge), water- and batteries gauges that was mounted into the original dashboard in a aluminum panel.

The photos below show the many variations of how the different teams built their cars, where they put their gauges and so on.

The photo 3-4 shows the Gen4 Control panel, a development from Volvo Motorsport in 1986. This was a highly advanced control system, developed by Lasse Sandberg and Kent Melin in the Volvo Motorsport department. The Gen4 Control panel contained LED's, green and reds, where the greens told the driver that everything was ok, but if the red LED showed there was something wrong, and the Control panel could be reset on the big red button in the middle of the panel. There were estimated 10 made of this Gen4 Control panel however I think there lesser, and the panel only works with the full electric system.

There are however only two Volvos that have the Gen4 Control system mounted, the #605-car that now resides at the Volvo museum in Gothenburg, and at the rally car that Torbjörn Johansson owns.

TL Racing 1984 (#240A 402)

Eggenberger Motorsport 1985 (#501)

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Volvo Motorsport 1986 (#605)

Volvo Motorsport Gen4 dash (#605)

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Dashboard

Original dashboard with consol, not allowed to modified or in lighter weight, the consol was allowed to modify some, the glove compartment could be removed completely. Middle consol (pic 4) was removed completely. The heater had to stay in the car, free of choice if you wanted the heater to work or just have the "shell" in the car. (pic 5)

Panels with buttons and controls, all controls had different functions. The ignition button was often placed alone to the of the steering wheel (can be seen on pic 4 where the ignition used to be) right. Different variations of placing of the both the controls and buttons depending on the team.

Original gearstick with spat and gear knob mounted on the lever from the Getrag gearbox.

 

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Steering wheel

Racing steering wheel with either four or three spokes. Mostly Volvo R-Sport or Momo steering wheel in mocha or in leather while the original steering wheel was used in the Infra Paint car as late as 1986.
 

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Panels

Door panels and rear panels had to be original not modified or removed.
 

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