Classics, passion for the past

1970 Volvo 144 S

NZ$ 14500

Body Sedan
Odometer 115651 miles
Fuel type Petrol
Engine 1986 cc
Transmission Manual
Exterior Color Mustard
Interior Color Brown
Upholstery Cloth
Steering Rhd
Volvo presented a new square-rigged style for the 1970s and proved to be a market pioneer in delivering the message that safety sells.

The 140-Series was the first in a long line of Volvos that didn't just feature all the latest safety kit on its cars, but celebrate it.

These imposing saloons and estates built between 1967 to 1974, were uncompromising in their looks but thoroughly protected their occupants. The model naming system was simple - third figure of the model designation denoted the number of doors; the middle one, the number of cylinders, and the first was the model series.

Initially, it was offered with the 1778cc engine, but that was later supplemented by the 1986cc. It was this car that offered the best all-round combination of performance and fuel consumption.

ABOUT THIS CAR

NZ NEW
Low Ownership
Very tidy for an original vehicle.
Mechanically sound - Runs, Drives well, as one would expect from a Volvo.
Straight, Clean body - lovely paintwork.
Original interior in very good order.
An honest and reliable classic - complete with books, spare wheel, jack etc.
Boxy but timeless - The 140 series emphasised safety, as Volvo management had intended from the beginning of the project. The body was equipped with crumple zones, which helped to dissipate energy in the event of a collision, and the roof structure was reinforced with a hidden roll-over bar, something that Volvo demonstrated in period advertising by creating a stack of 144's seven-cars high.
Much loved classic in New Zealand, yes, this is a car that emphasised safety, exceeding government requirements in place at the time of its launch. Since its launch, they were equipped with four-wheel disc brakes, as well as many other safety devices. Its many qualities and safety measures, have made it a great commercial success, having sold over 1 million units.

Volvo adopted a new naming system for this model as well, with the first digit being the series, the second citing the number of cylinders and the final digit defining the number of doors.

Car will be sold WOF'd and registered if sold in New Zealand.

FINANCE PACKAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST!

TRANSPORT / WORLDWIDE SHIPPING CAN BE ORGANISED ON THIS VEHICLE ON BUYER'S BEHALF AT BUYERS COST.

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