Speaking to Xavier Micheron

Owner of Ascott Collection which sources, sells and races classic cars – even a 240T

When you look at history the 240T was very competitive, and it still is: in Peter Auto’s Heritage Touring Car Cup a Volvo won the Group A class in 2017. In fact, it’s more powerful and lighter than a BMW 635 CSi. I sold a 635 in order to buy a Volvo, which is currently for sale, because it’s nice to have something that is different. The Volvo’s shape is not the nicest, but it’s exotic and great to drive. We’ve had a lot of interest in it, the engines aren’t always easy to find but it is cheap to rebuild. A good BMW 635 is €290,000, whereas a works Volvo is around €250,000.