(photo from Thom de Jong)
Around 1986 Ulf Hertzberg felt like to step a notch, as he before hade
drove a Volvo 140 with a B20 engine with approx 150hp. But
had cravings for more effect now, so the 140 was sold and he went to the
local scrapyard and found a Volvo 242 1976 model the yet hadn't been
scrapped, by that I mean that the number plates and papers were still
bought the car as it was, like a almost empty chassis. Afterwards Ulf
returns home, with his new project, a major work was set in motion, as
he rebuilt the whole car!
described it with laughter in his voice ”-It was just the roof, and the
floor left, of the car more or less! After I removed the rear end and so
wanted the new look from 1980, so he replaced the whole rear end with
new rear end from 1980, and the wheel arches was also replaced and the
new tail lights from 1983 was also fitted to the car. All this work was
himself, with only Volvo Originalparts, no aftermarket parts. He
describes the rebuilding of the car as nothing special, as I noted that
had done a great job rebuilding his car but, he is humble and down to
earth kinda guy and makes no big deal out what he have done. The
building process took
about a year to complete, he built a turbo engine with a original
intercooler, and a slightly modified standard cylinder head with a
D-camshaft (no 405- or 531-cylinder head) and a standard K-Jettronic
mechanical fuel injection system. He also fitted the car with R-Sport
The virgin voyage came in 1987. During the past years
had changed to Sellholm front struts and much better shocks, and the car
had been tuned by the Swedish company Lejtorp Racing and thereby became
difficult to handle with the present parts. The car changed character
after the parts from Sellholm.
replaced the old K-Jetronic fuel injection system with a better, and
tuned K-Jetronic system, a Group-A turbo from Bernt-Inge Steffansson
(Steffansson Automotive - SAM) and flat pistons and so on. The car now
had about 250-270 hp.
continued to rally his car until 1992, but the break didn't come for him,
he never placed good and never got won any prices. That's to bad after
all those hours spent rebuilding his car! But non the less
had a great deal of fun during those years in his Volvo he says! After
-92 he couldn't find time to rally his car anymore, so the car was put
away, in his garage for about 10-12 years. In 2002 a man came to
have a look at the car, interested of buying it to was this man. His
name was Bertil Frisk, and so it became,
Volvo there and then. However Frisk never could figure the car out, the
engine didn't run well, so
sold the car, and its here the present owner comes into the picture, he
came all the way from Holland, the Volvo Dealer and rally driver Thom de
In early stage we all thought that this car was an old Volvo Turbo Cup
car, but now we know for a fact that those facts, were infact wrong, its
was a built Volvo ala Ulf Hertzberg!
During 2011 the car got a new paint job, still white but no longer the
Nordica striping as before, but now more inspired by the (Swedish Volvo
Turbo legend) Susanne Kottulinsky car, a car that for a fact De Jong,
also had owned once in a past time! Volvo 240 Turbo Group-A
Car: Volvo 240 Turbo
Chassis: Aluminum hood,
Group-A wing, Canda-head
steel rollcage, sidepipe and the cars total weight is 1200 kg.
front struts with Sellholm uniballs (built with help from Roger
Wennerstrand and Kim Sevuis), the short steering rack.
Brakes: Volvo S60R
brakes - front and rear.
Engine: B21ET with a
Group-A turbo, aluminium intercooler, T5 camshaft, 405 cylinder head,
DTA fuel injection with a effect of 320 hp at 1,3 bar.
Group-A gearbox, 1031 steel rear axle with slipdiff from Sellholm.
Wheels: 8"x17" Pegasus.
Note: Thom de Jong
says that he's glad that the Volvo 240 Group-A site exist.
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.