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2014-04-24 13:32

VOLVO 140: Produced from 1966 to 1976. Image: Volvo

In 1974 Volvo started rolling the 240 off the production line - a car range that, Volvo believes, is one of the longest-lived of any automaker. Production continue until 1993.

More than 100 000 employees have contributed to it rolling out across the world through all those years.

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At the start of the 1980's a turbocharged version of the 240 series was also launched - "the first turbo from Volvo and now a much sought-after collector's car", Volvo asserts.

From 1974 to 1982, the 240 series - along with its 6-cylinder sibling -  the 260 was the only model produced at the factory in Göteborg.

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