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1982 Volvo 284 V8
(This Volvo, now owned by New Zealand member Lance Styles of Tauranga,
 was converted by
Adrian Rimmer, ex Jim Hekker car)

 



  More photos below, please click on image for full size photo

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Tauranga Volvo enthusiast Adrian Rimmer, who purchased my old 1982 244GLT a few years ago was looking for an old 244 to install a V8 engine. He bought another 244 but decided that my old 244GLT, which was in excellent condition was a better proposition for the V8 conversion. I visited Adrian recently at his workshop (Adrian previously built the successful Rimmer racing karts, but now is involved with building Blokarts) in Tauranga to make some photos. Adrian has done a fantastic job by building an ex Chevrolet Camaro 5.0 litre fuel injected V8 into his 244GLT, appropriately re-badged 284GLT. 

Because he owns the engineering workshop he was able to do most of the engineering work himself, he built special brackets in steel and aluminium, exhaust, replaced all suspension parts, installed a new aluminium radiator, etc. It is a real work of art, all done very tastefully and it looks like a standard product. He even produced special VOLV8 badges (registration plate) on the mag wheels and steering wheel. I was most impressed and that was even before I went for a test drive. Unfortunately I did not have a chance (yet) to drive it on the open road, but even in a 50km/h area the power was .... Unreal. 

Adrian sold this Volvo to Lance Styles of Tauranga in 2004

Specification

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Make :
Model :
Built in :
Engine :
Volvo
284 GLT
1982
V8
Chev 305 TPi, 4 stage auto, 2.5" exhaust, 17" alloys, lowered, with IPD springs & Koni adjustable shocks, Link computer, personalised plate VOLV8, unique 

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