Volvo 242 De Luxe Rental in Nashville, TN | Turo
Volvo 242 De Luxe1978
$ 90
per day
The car
Volvo 242 De Luxe
This 1978 Volvo 242DL 2 door coupe' affectionately known as "Old Yeller" is an original and unrestored daily driver. This body style is only found on 200 series cars from 1974-1977, and only 242's in model year 1978 and is not very common. If you are looking for a show car, this is not the car for you. If you are looking for a beautiful and uncommon vintage European car absent of the cutting harshness of LED's and instead prefer the warm glow of incandescent bulbs and analogue gauges, this IS the car for you. I am a mechanical engineer and meticulously maintain the functional integrity of my vehicles. The car features the Volvo "flat hood", with early style dual 7" sealed beam headlights, factory option "rallye" r-sport gauge cluster, a 5 speed manual transmission, coupled to Volvo's famous inline 4 red block engine, louvered rear windows found only on coupe' models, leather stitched steering wheel and 15" Volvo alloy Draco wheels.


A) A 10 minute introduction/ice breaker for Old Yeller on your first trip is REQUIRED before your departure. If you'd like to go for a ride in the passenger seat, and meet Old Yeller any day of the week, contact me. I'll be happy to give you a ride to the pub and you can buy me a beer after we arrive in your future mustard colored chariot. Old Yeller is not shy and loves new butts.

B) This Volvo is *39 yrs old*, and has NOT been restored, but very well maintained. You should not have to slam, force or pound to get what you want. This Volvo has been maintained properly, and will easily get you where you need to go. NO OFF-ROADING, OR COMPETITION DRIVING. You will be driving a collectors' item.

C) The only thing power assisted on this car are the vacuum assisted brakes (for easy stopping). No power windows, no power steering, no power seats, no steering wheel adjustments, no power locks, no key fob, no anti-lock brakes, no airbags. Savor the mechanical beauty, enjoy the amenities and analogue simplicity of 1978. The heat works *very* well, the air conditioning are the two large coupe door windows. This base model coupe did not come with power steering, so parking lots and zero speed wheel turns require some effort.

D) To rent this car, you WILL HAVE A VALID DRIVER LICENSE, WITH PHOTO, and preferably a social media profile. Facebook profile, or LinkedIn account is ideal. NO first time renters. You must have some rental history through Turo. I will also require you take me around the neighborhood block so that I know you are moderately capable of driving a stick.

E) No pets. No smoking of any kind. No food or drinks, except water. Enjoy your double capucino on the patio while you and Old Yeller lovingly stare at each other.

F) Old Yeller will be presented to you well rested, fed, and washed behind the ears. It is expected that you return the car relatively clean and with a full tank of gas (any grade is fine). A leaf or two in the floor mats are fine. Garbage in the interior and/or muddy interior or exterior will result in a $50 cleaning fee.
  • Manual transmission
  • Must be age 30+ to rent
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Car location
Nashville, TN 37216
Huntsville International Airport
Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport
Nashville International Airport
Up to 5 miles