1985 Volvo 740 Ad: Yes, It Will Fly

The text of this ad states:

YES, IT WILL FLY.

If you don't believe it, strap yourself into the cockpit of a Volvo 740 Turbo and take off.

This flying machine will rocket you from a standing start to legal speed in 6.7 seconds.*  Faster than a BMW 325e. Faster than an Audi 5000S Turbo. Faster, even, than the much-touted Saab 16-valve Turbo.
 
"Enough juice to kick you squarely in the seat of the pants." exclaims
Autoweek.

"...A brisk rush of surprise and pleasure....Exemplary performance and handling," say's
Road & Track.

So check into your Volvo dealears and log some time in the intercooled 740 Turbo.

No pilot's license required.

*Based on tests conducted by
Car and Driver.

THE 740 TURBO

By Volvo

©1985 Volvo of America Corporation

1985 Volvo 240: As Viewed from a BMW 318i

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THE VOLVO TURBO AS MOST COMMONLY VIEWED FROM A BMW 318i

The posterior of a Volvo Turbo may not be its most attractive feature, but it's the one BMW 318i owners will be seeing a lot of.

In an independent test* of 0 to 60 acceleration, the intercooled Turbo from Volvo beat the 318i by almost two seconds.

Results like this have prompted Car and Driver to call the Volvo Turbo "a missile."

And Road & Track describes its handling and performance as "Exemplary."

So before you run out and buy the ultimate driving machine, test drive the intercooled Turbo from Volvo.

It could prevent you from becoming one of those BMW owners with 20/20 hindsight.

*Tests of acceleration conducted by Car and Driver.

THE TURBO+

By Volvo.

©1984 Volvo of America Corporation

1985 Volvo 240: In 2000 A.D., While Today's Volvos are Still Roaming the Earth

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This ad has always been one of my favorites.  I like the way the 240 is positioned in the lower corner.  It just makes me want to drive one again.

The text  of this ad states:

IN 2000 A.D., WHILE TODAY'S VOLVOS ARE STILL ROAMING THE EARTH, OUR COMPETITION WILL BE AN ENDANGERED SPECIES.

Cars aren't built to last forever.

But there's one 1984 automobile that's destined to remain on this planet decidedly longer than most of today's other cars.

It's a Volvo.

Because while the average life expectancy of today's cars is 11 years, statistics show the average life expectancy of today's Volvos is over 16 years.*

Which could mean years of traversing the globe in a car that will fare well against the elements. Because Volvos are dipped in a rust resisting bath that coats them with a layer of zinc three times thicker than cars coated by conventional electrogalvanizing.

Years of superb maneuverability from an automobile that literally hugs the earth thanks to a specially tuned suspension system.

Years of being surrounded by a car ergonomically designed to be so thoroughly

comfortable and efficient to use, there's even a footrest for the drivers left foot, so both feet will be on the same plane, thereby reducing muscle tension.

Of course, these are just but a few of the amenities you'll find on a Volvo.

To experience the pleasures afforded by the others, visit your nearest Volvo dealer.

After all, statistics show we could make it to the next century.

And that's more than we can say for such possible endangered species as

today's Mustangs, Cougars, Firebirds, Thunderbirds...

VOLVO

A car you can believe in.

*Based upon an actuarial analysis of 1981-1982 U.S. Registration Data conducted by Ken Warwick & Associates, Inc. Due to many factors including maintenance, driving conditions and habits. your Volvo may not last as long. Then again, it may last longer. Summary available at your Volvo dealer. ©1984 Volvo of America Corporation.