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The Volvo 240 is an automotive icon, a shining beacon of safety and refinement. But did you they’re also great race cars? Join James as he explores the history of the Volvo 200 series, its innovation, and why it makes such a great candidate for engine swaps! BRAAAAAAAAP!!!

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    • harley james
      harley james

      Volvo, at least 1 on every council estate

      about 3 hours ago
    • Wildout Volvo Boys
      Wildout Volvo Boys

      Dosent GLT stand for Grand lux touring?

      about 4 hours ago
    • Ismail Zuccar
      Ismail Zuccar

      I have like over a dozen volvo and my father is a volvo mechanic for over 30 years now

      about 17 hours ago
    • The Game Train
      The Game Train

      headlight wipers!

      about 1 day ago
    • Romilios

      Most unsafe safe vehicle ever!

      about 1 day ago
    • Edvin

      What rims are on the BMW in the backround?

      about 2 days ago
    • Britt Powers
      Britt Powers

      Best car ever

      about 5 days ago
    • The Compilation Destination
      The Compilation Destination

      On a scale from one to ten....

      How many joints do you guys smoke in an hour?

      about 6 days ago
    • jamie reichenbach
      jamie reichenbach


      about 6 days ago
    • jamie reichenbach
      jamie reichenbach

      chop top

      about 6 days ago
    • jamie reichenbach
      jamie reichenbach

      so were is the hop top

      about 6 days ago
    • Muhammad Irsyad
      Muhammad Irsyad

      The Swedish Tank

      about 7 days ago
    • Michael Eric Menk
      Michael Eric Menk

      I had a 240 station Wagon, the room in the trunk was insane, completely flat floor.

      I had a dishwasher and a full size stove in the trunk at once..

      about 8 days ago
    • gustav nyman
      gustav nyman

      Plz do volvo 740

      about 9 days ago
    • Joaquín Villaseñor
      Joaquín Villaseñor

      Thumbs up for having Mikael Akerfeldt as one of Swedish greatest minds. Nice touch, Donut.

      about 10 days ago
    • Scania741

      we dont talk like germans..

      about 10 days ago
    • James de Mesa
      James de Mesa

      Love the GTA version of this car. I felt like I was indestructible.

      about 13 days ago
    • Theodor Sonfors
      Theodor Sonfors

      2:46 Yep, that's Sweden

      about 14 days ago
    • Barrie Farms JR.
      Barrie Farms JR.

      Is a 740 worth turbocharging?

      about 14 days ago
    • мишка старостин
      мишка старостин


      about 15 days ago
    • Vertex


      about 16 days ago
    • jerardo rojas
      jerardo rojas

      I always figured these cars were just slow old people cars. But now being a father in my 30s SAFETY and RELIABILITY are a huge plus!! As opposed to speed and looks. I love all of these random cars he reviews.

      about 17 days ago
    • Conrad Zarate
      Conrad Zarate

      You guys are RAD! Great content! In regards to Volvo, it would be great if you guys could do an Up to Speed episode on the Volvo s60 2.5t? I've heard them referred to as sleepers as well as Subaru STI killers in the R Polestar packages w/ slight modz. Keep up the great work and cranking out more HERSPERS!!!

      about 17 days ago
    • Daniel Karlsson
      Daniel Karlsson

      Ahh memories! My first car was a 1980 240 GLT.
      Dark red with tinted windows.
      And big 15" alloy wheels.
      Man why did I sell it?

      about 19 days ago
    • Lean Mean Green Bean Machine
      Lean Mean Green Bean Machine

      I was going to send this to my dad; until 1:00

      about 20 days ago
    • Hjalmaro Potato
      Hjalmaro Potato

      ”Katalysator” is catalytic converter in swedish

      about 21 day ago
    • Andy Fulcher
      Andy Fulcher

      No Ibrahimovic in the greatest sweedens minds scene blasfemie!!!!! Unsubscribe lol

      about 22 days ago
    • Dingus

      katalysator means catalyst

      about 23 days ago
    • Average Vlogger
      Average Vlogger

      Hi james

      about 25 days ago
    • LEX37

      Wow Duuuuude!
      Alliteration! Tricky!

      about 25 days ago