Thanks! That is way too logical. There is a Volvo thread going on @ macnn.com as well. <BR><A HREF="http://forums.macnn.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=45&t=003189" TARGET=_blank>http://forums.macnn.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=45&t=003189</A>
I think they only drop the last digit in US. Not sure on that one, but in many other countries, the badge actually says 245 or 244. There was a time long ago when they did it here as well for those that remember the 164!
Yes, I've seen a european emblem that had "245_DL" in the same style as the '86-'93 US spec car.<P>From '75-'79, the 240/260 was badged according to the number of doors, so there was a time when 242, 244, 245, 262, 264, and 265 were used in the US. '80-'85 was badged according to the trim level, so there was DL, GL, GLE, GLT, GT, Turbo, etc. '86-'89 had the 240, 240 DL, and 240 GL (not all were available every year or in every body style).<P>For more info on the 240 series changes over the years, see my links page under General Information for the link "History of the 240".<P>