Volvo 240 Turbo Group-A /GTM-Dealers Volvo Belgium.
Present Owner: -
Builder: Guy Trigaux Engineering,
Build year: 1984.
Chassis no#:  240A 406.
Car status: Its where abouts is unknown. (Any tip leading to find the car would be great)
Technical photos 1989:

(photos from Erik Johnsen)
 
1984-first appearance.

(photo from 240grupp-A.se archives)
 
Last known  appearance.

(photo from Jan Ole Linnerud)


Background

During 1984 this was the number two car in the Belgian Dealer team, with the Belgian drivers such as Patrick Nevé and Jean-Marie Pirnay. During the season some races were entered in the Belgian Championship for saloon cars. The car was entered in the prestigous Spa Francorchamp 24 Hour race, and placed as 24th car in the end as result. The car was then returned back to Sweden in the end of 1984.

After Swede Bror Danielsson had competed with a Volvo 240 Turbo in rally in 1984 as a works driver for Volvo Car, Volvo promised to deliver an even better car for Bror to the 1985 rally season in Sweden, this after Bror had sold his 1984 car. And Volvo kept their promise, they delivered a "new" car to Bror, the ex. no.2 Belgian Dealer team car (built by Guy Trigaux Engineering in Belgium 1984). But the car had been rebuilt at Volvo Motorsport in Sweden to suit the rallying better. For example the fuel injection system was replaced, with an original one, as the regulation did not allow the previous one, the fuel system was also replaced, as the old tank could take as much as 120 liters of fuel, and this gave unwanted weight to a rally car. The tubing and the air jacks was removed completly, as you do not need them in a rally car either.  

In 1987 the car is sold to Norway to the rally cross man Tom Einar Aaserud. He compete with the car in various Uphill racing and in Rally cross throughout the years 1987-1989. The best results in 1987 came in the Uphill events where Tom Einar struck bronze in his new car, he also raced in the European Rally Cross Championship with good results. In 1988 Tom Einar combines his season with the Volvo 240 Turbo and a Ford Escort MKII Super, ending up with some podium placings in Norway but also in the European Rally Cross Championship. The last and final year went on even so with lots of technical problems with the Volvo Turbo! Even so Tom Einar managed to clinch the gold medal in the European Rally Cross Team Championship in Belgium 1989, Tom Einar also managed some podium placings back home in Norway in both Uphill racing and rally cross. After the 1989 season Tom Einar sells his Volvo, due to that plans with the powerful Ford Sierra RS500, to his fellow countryman Jan Ole Linnerud.

Jan Ole that bought the Volvo starts a major rebuilding of the car.

The reason for the rebuilding of the Volvo is due to a accident Jan Ole was involved in 1987, he lost control over his Opel (that he had in -87) in a Uphill event where he totaled his car and in this accident Jan Ole broke his neck causing him to be paralysed in the most parts of his body. And the Opel he drove was history...

Back to the rebuilding of the Volvo, to adjust the car to fit and work for Jan Ole ,that was paralysed, he needed to manage all with his hands, such as working the throttle and to put in the gears! He used his left hand to steer the car and with the right hand he managed the braked and the throttle and to put in the gear Jan Ole placed a switch on the steeringwheel (a air cylinder helped to put in the gears). The most of the floor in the car was cowered with air valves, a compressor with tank.

The Volvo was raced in the Norwat Rally Cross Championship and in the Norway Championship in Uphill racing, he also did some uphill events in Sweden. 

The car is sold in 1991, and Jan Ole fears that the car have not been taken care of and is not alive to this very day!


Text and research by Björn Ohlson©, www.240grupp-A.se® 

Race Calendar

If there are any races missing the reason can be either that the car was not in it or there are no data available. * marks the last race of the season, one timer races is left unmarked.
 
Date Track Driver Championship
840401 Monza,

 

Patrick Nève (in photo)
Jean-Marie Pirnay
 
European Touring Championship in Group-A

 
840408 Vallelunga,
Michel Delcourt
Pierre Dieudonné
 
European Touring Championship in Group-A

 
840429 Donington,

 

Eje Elgh (in photo)
Jean-Marie Baert
 
European Touring Championship in Group-A

 
840513 Enna-Pergusa,
Patrick Nève
Jean-Marie Pirnay
 
European Touring Championship in Group-A

 
840610 Brno,

 

Patrick Nève (in photo)
Jean-Marie Pirnay
European Touring Championship in Group-A

 
840617 Zeltweg,
Patrick Nève
Jean-Marie Pirnay
 
European Touring Championship in Group-A

 
840701 Salzburgring,
Patrick Nève
Jean-Marie Pirnay
 
European Touring Championship in Group-A

 
840708 Nürburgring,

 

Patrick Nève
Jean-Marie Pirnay
European Touring Championship in Group-A

 
840728 Spa,

 
Patrick Nève (in photo)
Jean-Marie Pirnay
Philippe Bervoets
European Touring Championship in Group-A

 
840909 Silverstone,

 

Patrick Nève (in photo)
Jean-Marie Pirnay
European Touring Championship in Group-A

 
840923 Zolder,

 

Patrick Nève (in photo)
Jean-Marie Pirnay
European Touring Championship in Group-A

 
841021* Mugello,
Patrick Nève
Jean-Marie Pirnay
 
European Touring Championship in Group-A

 
1985 ?,

 

Bror Danielsson
Co. Driver ?
Swedish Championship in Group-A Rally

 
1986 ?,
Bror Danielsson
Co. Driver ?
 
Swedish Championship in Group-A Rally

 
1987 Vamma Askim,
Tom Einar Aaserud
 
Norwegian Championship in Up Hill Racing
 
1987 Sigdal,
Tom Einar Aaserud
 
Norwegian Championship in Rallycross
 
1987 Melhus/Bollansmoen,
Tom Einar Aaserud
 
Norwegian Championship in Rallycross
 
1987 Larvik,
Tom Einar Aaserud
 
Norwegian Championship in Rallycross
 
1987 Krabyskogen,
Tom Einar Aaserud
 
Norwegian Championship in Rallycross
 
1987 Lyngås,
Tom Einar Aaserud
 
National Championship in Rallycross
 
1987 Momarken,
Tom Einar Aaserud
 
Norwegian Championship in Rallycross
 
1987 Kristiansand,
Tom Einar Aaserud
 
National Championship in Rallycross

 
1987 Trondheim,
Tom Einar Aaserud
 
Norwegian Championship in Up Hill Racing
 
1987 Brandbu Hadeland,
Tom Einar Aaserud
 
Norwegian Championship in Up Hill Racing
 
1987 Okserudløpet,
Tom Einar Aaserud
 
National Championship in Up Hill Racing

 
1987* Trondheim,
Tom Einar Aaserud
 
Street race (tarmac)

 
870510 Svampabanen,
Tom Einar Aaserud
 
European Championship in Rallycross

 
871004* Estring,
Tom Einar Aaserud
 
European Championship in Rallycross

 
1988 Trondheim,
Tom Einar Aaserud
 
Norwegian Championship in Up Hill Racing
 
1988 Krabyskogen, Tom Einar Aaserud
 
Norwegian Championship in Rallycross
 
1988 Fredrikstad,
Tom Einar Aaserud
 
Norwegian Championship in Up Hill Racing
 
1988 Gjøvik (Asfalt),
Tom Einar Aaserud
 
Norwegian Championship in Up Hill Racing
 
1988 Sigdal,
Tom Einar Aaserud
 
Norwegian Championship in Rallycross
 
1988 Melhus,
Tom Einar Aaserud
 
Norwegian Championship in Rallycross
 
1988* Dokka Fluberg,
Tom Einar Aaserud
 
National Championship in Rallycross

 
880522* Ahveniston,
Tom Einar Aaserud
 
European Championship in Rallycross

 
1989 Larvik,
Tom Einar Aaserud
 
Norwegian Championship in Rallycross
 
1989 Trondheim,
Tom Einar Aaserud
 
Street race (tarmac)

 
1989 Hønefoss,
Tom Einar Aaserud
 
Norwegian Championship in Up Hill Racing
 
1989 Oppdal,
Tom Einar Aaserud
 
Norwegian Championship in Up Hill Racing
 
1989* Trondheim,
Tom Einar Aaserud
 
Norwegian Championship in Up Hill Racing
 
890514 Högstabanan,
Tom Einar Aaserud
 
European Championship in Rallycross

 
890521* Ahveniston,
Tom Einar Aaserud
 
European Championship in Rallycross

 
1989 ?,
 

Jan Ole Linnerud
 
Rallycross 
1990 ?,
Jan Ole Linnerud
 
Rallycross 
1991 ?,
Jan Ole Linnerud
 
Rallycross