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1980 Volvo 244 GL

1980 Volvo 244 in Octopussy, Movie, 1983 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: SE — Made for: USA

1980 Volvo 244 GL

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hiergehts CH

2006-01-14 08:18

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North American version headlamps & indicator lenses (perhaps an option in other markets?)

Gag Halfrunt UK

2006-01-19 02:29

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Does anyone know why the headlamps on European cars were changed for North America?

antp BE

2006-01-19 09:58

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In the US the cars at that time had to use "sealed beams" (bulb + reflector + ... in one part, and you replace the whole part when the light has to be replaced), and there were few standard models of them. In Europe each car had its own lights shape, with a replacable bulb in it.
For some cars the difference is not noticeable (e.g. Renault 11 that already had square lights) for others it is awful (e.g. CitroŽn SM that had very special headlights, in addition of a glass added in front of them and that was forbidden in the US).

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Gag Halfrunt UK

2006-01-20 12:26

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Merci!

hiergehts CH

2006-10-09 00:57

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antp wrote In the US the cars at that time had to use "sealed beams" (bulb + reflector + ... in one part, and you replace the whole part when the light has to be replaced), and there were few standard models of them. In Europe each car had its own lights shape, with a replacable bulb in it.
For some cars the difference is not noticeable (e.g. Renault 11 that already had square lights) for others it is awful (e.g. CitroŽn SM that had very special headlights, in addition of a glass added in front of them and that was forbidden in the US).


The USA spec came down to some very antiquated automotive lighting laws, many of which where written in the late 1930's and early 1940's and not updated to allow for newer technology or higher driving speeds of today!

ordinarypeople CN

2008-06-14 03:41

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the other is a Volga

Gag Halfrunt UK

2008-06-14 11:16

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Thanks, but it has its own entry:
/vehicle_18096-GAZ-24-Volga.html

hiergehts CH

2010-11-08 00:49

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It's a 1980-82 244GL similar to this:




1983-85 US 240's had 4 lamp fronts but with plastic bumpers:




-- Last edit: 2011-04-23 22:57:45

Robi DE

2016-07-13 22:37

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From the trailer:
[Image: op_volvo1.jpg]

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