Four 240Ts were raced in Australia.
- Car #405. This LHD one was purchased by Mark Petch in New Zealand in late 1984, who bought it from the factory after it had raced in Europe with a Belgian works team. Mark entered it in the 1985 Wellington 500 street race, and as the car arrived late into NZ, it was towed straight from the airport (by a Morris!) to the track and it had to start from the rear of grid. Robbie Francevic however won the race. The team brought this car to Australia and did the ATCC (2 wins), Sandown 500, Bathurst 1000, and back to NZ with 2 and a half engines. In 1986, Robbie won the first two rounds of the ATCC before Volvo stepped in and created the Australian Volvo Dealer Team. Its last Australian race was at Oran Park in 1986.
- Car #603: This was an ex-works development car purchased in 1986 by the-then newly formed Volvo Dealer Team, and it made its debut in the hands of John Bowe at Adelaide International (IIRC) in the 4th round of the 1986 ATCC. Oddly enough, although it was European, it was a RHD car.
- Car #8601: This car started its life as a 242GT road car, and was rebuilt by John Sheppard Automotive into a RHD Group A 240 Turbo race car over a six-week period during the winter of 1986. It raced at the 1986 Sandown 500 and the Bathurst 1000 before it, and the two other works cars, were taken back to Sweden in November 1986 aboard a giant Russian cargo plane. The three ex-Aussie works cars were raced successfully in Europe and Asia for several years after.
- the Laurie Hazelton car: This was originally a 242GT from the 1979 RedEx Reliability Trial which privateer Laurie Hazelton converted into a Group A 240T. It didn't have many of the factory Group A bits on it when it was built. After a crash at Oran Park in early 1987, the car sat for many years until Improved Production racer, Richard Prince, bought it, sold his 740T 16V IP car, and totally rebuilt and refurbished the 240T. Despite popular myths, it's not the same car that Robbie Francevic used to win the 1986 ATCC, although Robbie has driven it. Presently, this is the only Group A 240T which you'll see at racetracks in Australia.
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As for the 240 Turbo road cars, AFAIK they was sold new only in the USA and Europe. Volvo stopped producing 2-door 240 bodies in the1985 model year.