1982 Volvo 240 GLT Ad: 100 to 0 in 3.2 Seconds

Should I ever be lucky enough to own another 240, I would like it to be this model. The text of this ad states.

100 TO 0 in 3.2 seconds.

One of the few things more impressive than how fast the Volvo GLT can take you from 0 to 100 km/h is how fast, and safely, it can bring you back again.

The Volvo GLT has power-assisted disc brakes on all four wheels to help you stop straight and true.

The GLT's other handling features are equally impressive: rack-and-pinion steering, Macpherson struts, gas-filled shocks, heavy-duty sway bars front and rear, high-performance Pirelli P6 radials.

All of which would be totally unnecessary on an ordinary car. But as a short test drive will prove, the Volvo GLT is anything but.

1980 Volvo 240 Ad: At Last an Irrational Reason to Buy a Volvo

This ad shows a 1980 Volvo 240 GLT, with the gorgeous 5-spoke Virgo rims, cruising up a mountain road.

The text of this ad states:

At Last an Irrational Reason to Buy a Volvo

Over the years, Volvo has come to be known as one of the most sensible cars you can own.

So, sadly, people who pick their cars for more emotional reasons may have denied themselves the satisfaction of driving one.

But now there's a Volvo even for those to whom practicality takes second place.

The new Volvo GLT.

Its striking appear-ance is the first hint that the GLT is quite unlike its predecessors. But the proof's behind the small-diameter GT wheel.

A new four cylinder, fuel-injected overhead cam engine is standard equipment in our GLT, providing a level of acceleration and quick¬ness that many six cylinder engines have trouble matching.

And its handling offers a feature even harder to find: predict-ability. The GLT is designed to react the same in panic situations as it does in normal driving. So it not only presents the driver with no surprises, it can actually improve his performance.

Every GLT also comes fully-equipped with Volvo's more traditional virtues. Like an interior capable of comfortably accom-modating five full-size adults. Orthopedically contoured seats. And the superb engineering that's responsible for Volvo's famed life-expectancy: In Sweden, by latest count, an average 18.7 years.

Before you purchase a performance car, test-drive the new Volvo GLT.

The pure exhilara-tion you'll feel may have little to do with logic. But if your heart insists on a GLT, relax.

Your mind will be getting a Volvo.

VOLVO

A car you can believe in.

1980 VOLVO CANADA LTD