For Sale: 1971 Volvo 144 in Lavergne, Tennessee


Vehicle Description

This 1971 Volvo 144S is the right mix of preservation, investments, and all-around hardy classic. So when you're looking for a distinctive classic that's also unmistakably an appealing driver, you need to get to know this Swedish sedan.

The factory-correct turquoise was resprayed later in life to make sure this classic remains looking bright. And there is a rigid style that really seems to really remind you of Volvo's longstanding commitment to safety. But there's much more going on here. These have an attraction that comes from the era where European designs gave us elegance within simplicity. It's in the way the blocky silhouette still has gently rounded corners, and there's a trim strip that shows off the full-length raised crease in the sheetmetal. And you really get to appreciate this style because this is a clean and complete car that has a well-respected look everywhere from the details of the grille to the straightness of the sheetmetal.

Classic car fans will really appreciate the highly original style of the interior. The brown cloth is comfy without being too worn in, so you'll hear plenty of people use the term "survivor" when talking about this one. The dash is a terrifically preserved presentation with the wide speedometer, working Volvo AM/FM radio, and there's even provisions for dealer-installed air conditioning (it will need servicing to blow cold again.) It makes for a very inviting vintage atmosphere. Plus, there's also just an added secure feeling when driving a Volvo compared to other classics. More than just a sturdy car, they were safety pioneers. You have features like a collapsible steering column, wide headrests, and their innovative shoulder belts that are the standard of the world today.

Under the hood is the correct-style 2.0-liter B20E motor. You'll love the authenticity of this appearance, right down to the Volvo tags on the dual SU carburetors. The B-series engines are at the heart of Volvo's reliability reputation, and the way this one fires up eagerly and runs really reaffirms the sturdy feeling. There's even a newer exhaust. The four-speed manual transmission is a smooth shifter that gives you firm control over it all. Part of the safety spirit includes four-wheel power disc brakes with dual hydraulic braking circuits. After all, the best way to avoid an accident is not to get in one at all. But what it also does is contribute to the feeling of a lively driver's classic.

This is a sharp-looking sedan that can't help but make you want to hit the road. So if you love a distinct car with integrity, you know you need this Volvo. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • 1971 Volvo 144
  • Listing ID:CC-1466246
  • Price:$12,995
  • Location:Lavergne, Tennessee
  • Year:1971
  • Make:Volvo
  • Model:144
  • Exterior Color:Turquoise
  • Interior Color:Brown
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:138545
  • Stock Number:2495-NSH
  • VIN:1443343209933

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Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
Lavergne, TN 37086