The foundation for the Volvo 140 series was laid in 1960 when the P660 project was started to develop a new, modern car as a successor to the Volvo Amazon. Test runs were performed with a masked car named the Mazuo ZT92, and the total distance for the test runs was about 100,000 Swedish miles, which corresponds to 25 turns around the earth. Volvo's test tracks were therefore expanded to a cost of SEK 2 million. The total development cost for the series amounted to SEK 150 million.
The Volvo 140 series was presented on 17 August 1966 with the Volvo 144 model simultaneously in Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Oslo and Helsinki. Production of the 140 series started on August 19, 1966, and the first mass-produced car was a black Volvo 144 that rolled off the assembly line at Torslandaverken with Volvo's then CEO Gunnar Engellau behind the wheel. In the same year that production started, the Volvo 144 was named car of the year in Sweden. During the summer of 1967, Volvo also presented a two-door version that came to be called: Volvo 142. A total of 459,246 Volvo 142s were produced between 1967 to 1974.
We can now present a really nice example of Volvo's model 142 in orange paint. The car was sold new at Rejmes in Norrköping on the 13th of December 1973, and has been in the same family of owners until 2021. The car is almost untouched and has only driven approx. 8000 documented Swedish miles. The car has been in a garage and is well maintained, well serviced and continuously undercarriage treated. The car comes with a lot of documentation and books.
* We do everything we can to provide as accurate information as possible about our cars. However, we must reserve ourselves for any typos regarding the car's equipment and number of miles driven.