of this 1987 Volvo 240 series with 1 (242) door on the driver's
side (left hand drive) and 2 (244) doors on the passenger side
appeared on the internet recently, according the Estonian owner of
this special model this car was imported in 1996 from Sweden. So
is it a 243 ?
Although there are stories that this was one of 30 cars produced
for the Swedish police or that it was a mistake on the
production line, I believe it is just a one-off conversion made by
a garage. There are no reports of others around. It is a very practicle layout for a family with
children, so they can only get in the rear from the safety of the footpath.
Volvo Safety !
The new Mini Clubman has a similar 3 door-layout for improved
access to rear seats.