The Truth About Cars » Volvo 142 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:00:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars » Volvo 142 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Junkyard Find: 1971 Volvo 142 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/junkyard-find-1971-volvo-142/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/junkyard-find-1971-volvo-142/#comments Tue, 05 Mar 2013 14:00:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=480104 A Volvo 140 doesn’t always jump right out at you, thanks to its similarity to its still-with-us-in-huge-numbers descendant, the Volvo 240 (especially when viewed from the rear), so I probably overlook a few of these in junkyards. The 140 isn’t an uncommon sight in Denver, and I’ve found this ’68 142 and this ’69 145 just in the last year. I’ve always liked these cars (though I’ve only owned one example, and it was quite troublesome), so it makes me a little sad to see another one about to get crushed.
SU carbs just aren’t worth pulling these days, looks like.
The rust wasn’t so bad by Midwestern standards (i.e., the car still exists), but it probably rendered this car not worth restoring.
The “thermometer” speedo in the 140 was a nice piece of design.
Adjustable lumbar support way back in 1969!

“Nine out of every ten Volvos registered in the last 11 years are still on the road.”

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Junkyard Find: 1968 Volvo 142 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/junkyard-find-1968-volvo-142/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/junkyard-find-1968-volvo-142/#comments Wed, 11 Jul 2012 13:00:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=452134 After seeing this 1969 Volvo 145 wagon a couple of weeks back, I figured I wouldn’t be seeing any more 140s for quite a while. Not so!
It’s a not-completely-rusty 44-year-old Swede with four-on-the-floor and a clean-looking engine. You’d think that 140 coupes would be worth something, but this one couldn’t find anyone to save it from The Crusher.
Once again, the “thermometer” speedo reminds me of my ’68 Volvo 144.
Those SU carbs look to be in good shape. In fact, the entire B18 engine looks good.
Perhaps it will yield some of its parts for surviving 140s before being shredded and shipped to a Chinese steel plant.

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