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1980 Volvo 245 DL Wagon

1980 Volvo 245 DL Wagon


Date of Acquisition:   June 12, 1980
Built in:   Halifax, Nova Scotia
Colour:   white & blue
Engine:   B21A 4-cylinder with single SU carburator
Transmission:   4-speed manual with electric overdrive
Odometer:   453,603 kilometres
Options:   Blaupunkt 16-speaker sound system
rally instrumentation package
Modifications:   Upgraded shocks, springs
R-Sport low restriction exhaust
Bosch driving and fog lights
Bosch halogen headlamp conversions
Remove air conditioning system
Remove power steering
Heavy-duty skid plate
Australian ‘Roo” bar
a.k.a.   Red Cloud


1980   Odyssey 77
Guinness Record for Fastest Circumnavigation of the World by Car (74 days, 1 hour, 11 minutes)
1981   Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver Auto Shows
1982   United Kingdom Fall Fair circuit feature vehicle
1982   London Motor Show feature
1982   Motorola Scandinavian cellular telephone launch
1982   Guinness Book of Records convention, Faaker See, Austria
1984   Front cover Guinness Book of Records (worldwide)
1992   Toronto International Auto Show
1993   Alcan 5000 rally 2nd place
1994 - 99   Petersen Automotive Museum exhibit
1999   Nova Scotia Museum of Industry exhibit
1999   Funky Museum Roadshow, ten-day promotion for the Nova Scotia Museum