About the car
The Series 240 was a range of station wagons from the Swedish brand Volvo. They were produced in different body styles such as the saloon (244) from 1974 to 1991, the coupe (242) from 1974 to 1984 and the station wagon (245) from 1974 to 1993. In 1984 the 244 and 245 were renamed 240. In addition to the carburetor version, the 2.0-litre model gained a fuel-injected version with 117 hp. The 2.3 litre version was increased to 136 horsepower.
Together they sold 2,855,861 units, making it Volvo’s most successful car of all time.
About the Brand
Volvo Cars is a Sweden-based car brand and a subsidiary of the China’s Geely automotive group. Founded in 1927, the brand is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Originally owned by Swedish car, truck and machinery conglomerate AB Volvo, AB Volvo’s consumer car business, under the name of Volvo Cars, was owned by the Ford Group (US car manufacturer, based in Dearborn), for eleven years before being acquired by the Geely Group in 2010. This purchase facilitates the Chinese company’s entry into the European market. In 2015, Volvo cars sold more than half a million cars for the first time in its history.
About the Manufacturer
Minichamps is a manufacturer of model cars, trucks, buses, motorbikes, tanks, and car accessories. It offers a wide variety of replicas in different scales, but its Formula 1 models are mainly presented in 1/18 or 1/43 scale.
The Minichamps range currently contains models of all the significant car manufacturers in the world and many types of motor racing and sports teams. Known originally as PMA (Paul’s Model Art), the company was founded in 1990. As one of the leading businesses in the industry, with the widest range of models of any other model producer, Minichamps is a pioneer in the field.