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
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!!!
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