R-SPORT was Volvo's MOTORSPORT division that developed and sold a wide range of popular performance parts through the 1970 and 80's.
Listed below are extracts from the R-Sport 1979 and 1985 cataloges for the 240 and 700 Series.

Editor's note: Most of these parts have been out of production for years now, but some do remain in inventory.
At the very least this document will be a useful guide for identifing unusual or rare R-Sport parts previously enjoyed, or found new still in boxes.
Steffansson Automotive (
SAM) in Sweden bought out Volvo's remaining R-Sport stock.

Original catalog text transcribed by Timothy Takahashi (USA) in 1995
Web format, Editing, Pics & Updates by Anthony Hyde (Australia) 8/2000. Latest Update 3/2008
* Special thanks to the many readers and contributors whom contact me with new part infomation and photos *


INSTRUMENTS / LIGHTING

1129661-3

MOUNTING KIT FOR INSTRUMENTS (UPPER/RADIO SLOT)

1259730-8

MOUNT KIT FOR ONE INSTRUMENT (Between RADIO & DASH)

1129314-9

VOLTMETER (52mm)

1129335-4

TACHOMETER (52mm) - 4-cyl

1129336-2

TACHOMETER (52mm) - DIESEL

1129310-7

TACHOMETER (80mm) - 4cyl - replaces clock in dash

1129338-8

TACHOMETER (80mm) - DIESEL - replaces clock in dash

1188269-3

CLOCK (52mm)

1129312-3

VACUUM / FUEL ECONOMY GAUGE - KIT

1129316-4

OIL TEMP GAUGE (52mm) - KIT - DEG C

1188814-0

OIL TEMP GAUGE (52mm) - KIT - DEG F

1129315-6

OIL PRESSURE GAUGE (52mm ) - KIT - B230 uses diff sender

GT INSTRUMENT PANEL - Rally Dashboard

Fits any 1973-1980 140, 164, 240, 260
(includes oil pressure kit)

New modern circuit boards are available from Roger Patricio. Search ebay for Volvo R-Sport Instrument Cluster Circuit board 242 GT

242 / 244

283150 1977-79 242/244; 283067 1975-76 242/244

164

283072 1973-75

245

283065 1975-76; 283148 1977-79

262 / 264

283069 1976; 283151 1977-79

240 series

809109 Oil plug

260 series

464592 and 809109 Oil plug

283666

TACHOMETER 1973-1980 - 8,000 RPM - VDO for Volvo

283546-0

TACHOMETER 75-80 240 (Centre gauge of dash - fits blank spot)

552714-8

Sender for oil pressure gauge and warning lamp. Gauge reads 0-10 kp/cm2 (0-10 bar)

LIGHTS

284005-6

HALOGEN (H3) UNDER BUMPER FOG LIGHT KIT

112863-8

GRILLE FOG LIGHT KIT (2 ROUND HEADLIGHT MODEL ONLY)

552028-3

BOSCH "CALLE ORRENIUS" LIGHT - 180mm DIA. - 240,000 CANDLEPOWER

1210131-7

FOG LAMP SWITCH (GREEN - FOR CONSOLE) 73-> 140/160/240/260

283651-8

ADJUSTABLE MAP LIGHT

1129255-4

ELECTRIC MIRROR KIT - RIGHT HAND SIDE (200)

1129254-7

ELECTRIC MIRROR KIT - LEFT HAND SIDE (200)

ALLOY WHEELS

1128493-2

GT ALLOY WHEEL - 14 x 5-1/2" (STD on 78-79 242GT)

1128491-6

SLOTTED ALLOY WHEEL - 14 x 5-1/2" (STD on 78 262C)

1128730-7

FINNED ALLOY WHEEL (25 SPOKE) - 14 x 5-1/2" (79-> 260GL, 240GL)

1128867-7

GT 15" 5-SPOKE WHEEL - 15 x 6 (1980 GT, GLT, TURBO)

283075-0


FIVE SPOKE ALLOY WHEEL - 14 x 5-1/2"

HANDLING KITS / SHOCKS / SPRINGS

 

552095-2 Kit
see pic


240 Handling kit 1975-76 240 series - gas-filled dampers and 21mm Front / 25mm Rear anti-sway bars

552094 Kit
552197 Front strut
552198 Rear shock

PN 552094 "Rally gas-pressure shock absorber set - extra hard setting for advanced driving. Intended for Rally and Rallycross"
552197
R-Sport Strut Cartridge (FRONT) - Compression 100 Nm, Rebound 360 Nm
552198 - R-Sport Shock (REAR) - Compression 100 Nm, Rebound 400 Nm

552483-0

260 Handling kit 1977-79. Special gas pressure shocks, Sway 21mm ft / 23mm rear, 35% stiffer Front springs. The ultimate 260 series handling pkg.

552196 Rear shock

REAR ROAD GAS SHOCK 240/260 (Made in France, likely by De Carbon)

552093-7 Kit

ROAD GAS SHOCK KIT 240/260 Front struts and Rear shocks (Made in France, likely by De Carbon)

1128795-0 Kit

GT Roadholding kit 1977-79 240 series. 21mm F, 23mm R sway bars coupled with 35% stiff ft springs Standard 79 242GT. To match sway & springs the R-Sport Gas shock kit, PN 552093-7 is recommended.

273662-7

GT FRONT (Strut) SHOCKS 240/260 (De Carbon)

283085-9

GT REAR SHOCKS 240/260 (De Carbon)

283088-3

GT SPRING, SHOCK - REAR 240/260

1128656-4

242 GT REAR SHOCKS 240/260 (De Carbon)

COIL SPRINGS Front & Rear

552136-4

REAR SPRING 240/260 ROAD/RALLY 15% Stiffer +2 INCH

552538

FRONT SPRING 240 - 34.4 Nm/mm = 196.6 lbf/in, 70-120% more rigid than standard - lower car 25 mm, sports use - VOC Volvo cup racing

552539

REAR SPRING 240 -18.9 Nm/mm = 108 lbf/in, 70-120% more rigid than standard - lower car 25 mm, sports use - VOC Volvo cup racing

STABILIZERS (ANTI-SWAY BARS)

552096-0 Kit

Kit 1975-76 240 - 21mm F, 25mm R, incl.nuts, bolts, brackets, bushings

1221797-2

16 mm Rear bar std. 75-76 sedans, recommended for 75-76 wagons with 21mm front bar

1229956-6

19 mm Rear bar standard on 1979 models but rec. for 77-78 wagons in conjunction with 21mm front bar. Exhaust under axle

552097-8

21 mm Front 75-> 240 replaces 18mm bar for increased roll stiffness. Std.->1979 on 242GT

1228839-5

21 mm Front bar 76-> 260 series

1272778

23 mm Front bar eg 1979-80 242GT plus available an option size.

23 mm Bush - The Part No. supercedes down to 21mm bush, so no longer available. Use poly bush eg Noltec

1273184

23 mm Front bar (newer bracket type eg 1983 240 Turbo 4 door). Part supercedes down to 21mm bush, & no longer available.

1229957-4

23 mm Rear bar std. 79 242GT, recommended for all 1977 onward 200 sedans with 21mm front bar. Exhaust under axle

552098-6 or 1229570

25 mm Rear bar 75-76 240/260. Use with 21mm front. Neutral/Oversteer chassis balance. Exhaust over axle

Webpage comment

Large diameter Volvo OEM bar sizes were Front 23 and Rear 23 & 25mm - Big bars were not necessarily *exclusive to R-Sport as these sizes were available under Volvo numbers. [ *At initial release time they might have been exclusive]. I have seen an anchor symbol near the eyelit, but not part numbers. All Volvo bars have thick gloss black paint.

BODYWORK

1128494-0

SILVER RACING STRIPES (2 door)

1128495-7

BLACK RACING STRIPES (2 door)

1128496-5

SILVER RACING STRIPES (4 door)

1128497-3

BLACK RACING STRIPES (4 door)

1128501-2

SHORT STRIPE FOR 244/264 - BLACK

552306-3

RALLY STRIPE - WHITE

552307-1

RALLY STRIPE - BLACK

Spoilers - R-Sport literature claims adding a spoiler improves fuel consumption

1333840-5
95088900 (SAM)

GpA 240 REAR DECK SPOILER KIT- ADJUSTABLE ANGLE (79->) Sold out

1304101-7

FRONT SPOILER - BLACK (75-82 US, 75-85 CANADA)

1128485-8

BLACK GT SPOILER

1128653-1

SILVER GT SPOLIER - STD ON 242GT

552168-7

240/260 FRONT SPOILER (short, similar to 80 GT)

283306-9

BUMPER STRIPE KIT (SILVER FRONT/RED REAR)

1128743-0

BUMPER STRIPE KIT (SILVER FRONT)

1128741-4

BUMPER STRIPE KIT (SILVER REAR)


Click to enlarge R-Sport dash & wheel combo

INTERIOR

1333971-8

14.5" Steering wheel FOUR SPOKE - LEATHER

8360877-8

14" Steering wheel THREE SPOKE - LEATHER

552032

13.5" Steering wheel for 140/160-240/260 - Made by MOMO - pic above

552034-1

13.75" Steering wheel for later 140/160-240/260

552035-1

15" Steering wheel for later 140/160/240/260

1128127-6

14.5" GT Steering wheel - Standard on 242GT

1264664-2

LEATHER SHIFT BOOT - BLACK - 200 w/ manual gearbox

1295553-0

LEATHER SHIFT BOOT - BEIGE

1128144-1

GT GEARSHIFT KNOB - NO O/D

552305-5

RECARO RALLY SEAT - BLACK CORDUROY

R-Sport Seat Covers were a popular seller. Still available at a premium price

ENGINE / TRANS

552884-9

LARGE ALTERNATOR PULLEY

552909-4

ENGINE OIL COOLER KIT

1188253-7

AUTO TRANS COOLER KIT (w/ THERMOSTAT)

1333582-3

AUTO TRANS COOLER KIT (w/o THERMOSTAT)

8360900-8

TURBO INTERCOOLER KIT (1981-1984.5)

8360901-6

AUTOMATIC TRANS KIT FOR TURBO INTERCOOLER (1981-1984.5)

1253264

16 Valve DOHC Head - In 1982, you could purchase a full-house 16 Valve B21/23 conversion for 4000 UK Pounds (that's a real lot of money) from the R-Sport division. A Turbo kit was also available. Pic contributed by Paul Hestnes



R Sport Turbo kit components for B19/21/23AT carburettor engines
Link - R Sport Brochures - large variety, including 240 Turbo with carburettor, webpages in Finnish. Produced by Heikki Malmberg, Finland

DIFFERENTIAL

552144-8

5.38:1 AXLE - M30

525880-1

4.88:1 AXLE - M30

273127-1

4.56:1 AXLE - M30

279951-8

LIMITED SLIP DIFF - M30

EXHAUST

552289-1

2-1/4" EXHAUST - 1974 140 and 1975 240 (no cat)

552296-2

2-1/4" EXHAUST - 1976-> 240 B21 (no cat)


700 SERIES ACCESSORIES

1188252-9

COWL INTAKE COVER (scoop (2) that fit over vents below front window)

1188341-1

VACUUM GAUGE - non turbo

1188366-7

GRILL COVER - front grille

1333767-0

OIL PRESSURE GAUGE - fits in dash cluster

1333764-7

OIL TEMP GAUGE - fits in dash cluster

1333937-9

VOLT METER - fits in dash

1188836-9

REAR MUD FLAPS

1330289-8
1317512 current

STEERING WHEEL - 15" DIAMETER
STEERING WHEEL R-Sport for 240 and 740


R-Sport double side draft Solex C.40 ADDHE Carburetors. Suit B19 and B21 engines

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