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1972 Volvo 142

1972 Volvo 142 in Bad Timing, Movie, 1980 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: SE

1972 Volvo 142

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dsl SX

2013-10-31 00:16

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142. Would headrests suggest 142 S?

Weasel1984 PL

2013-10-31 00:19

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1972 MY.

zodiac SE

2013-11-18 22:47

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dsl wrote 142. Would headrests suggest 142 S?


No, they were fitted as standard from 1970. I know that as I used to have a 1969 Volvo 142 without the headrests. I missed them as I feared what could happen if I would crash. Not that it would have helped much as the car was very rusty...

The grill, on the other hand, is indication of a De Luxe model which had the bigger twin carburettor B20D with 105 bhp SAE (1971)or 110 bhp SAE (1972) "sports" engine. I don't know if they ever was badged "sport" or "S" abroad but in within Sweden it was only badged De Luxe.

dsl SX

2013-11-18 23:00

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Just for completeness from ^ (as this is not a UK car) UK twin carb versions of 142/144/145 were badged as S (rear and the shield on front wings) for both B18 1.8 and then B20 2.0 engines, alongside the single carb versions. All UK 142 were dropped early (2 door did not sell well here - I don't think we got any 142 with this grille pattern), and then 144/145 S were replaced by injection 144/145E (B20E??).

zodiac SE

2013-11-18 23:15

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The twin carburettor versions of the B18 and the B20 were labelled "S" up until 1970 in Sweden as well, but from 1971 they were rebranded De Luxe.
Do you know how they were labelled in 1971 and 1972 on cars for sale in the UK?

dsl SX

2013-11-18 23:23

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Fairly sure they were S all the way until E, but can't check sources as away from home. By 1970, Deluxe was used for the basic spec version of so many cars in UK that Volvo would have been on a loser to use it for sporty versions.

ingo DE

2013-11-19 21:14

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zodiac wrote No, they were fitted as standard from 1970.

Only for Sweden/Scandinavia or generally? In Germany headrests had cost -for German cars of course- extra charge until the 80ies.
A "made for S"-car from the early 70ies is popular over here (not only in my club), because of the full equipment, whch was all mandatory over there (and norrbottenkörd cars -unfortunately only few are running there- are rust-free either).

zodiac SE

2013-12-16 22:02

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I thought they were fitted as standard, also on those ment for export.


I'm amazed you know about "norrbottenkörd" cars. How come?
I really despite salt, as that eats cars :mad: . Wouldn't it be better if everybody learnt to drive instead? That is learn to overcome a slide?

Just imagine how many wonderfully looking car there would be out there if salt didn't exist. Or, if not on the road, how wonderful the ditches would look like...

-- Last edit: 2013-12-16 22:06:00

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