The Truth About Cars » Volvo 145 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:00:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 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 145 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Junkyard Find: 1969 Volvo 145 Wagon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/junkyard-find-1969-volvo-145-wagon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/junkyard-find-1969-volvo-145-wagon/#comments Fri, 29 Jun 2012 13:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=450449 I see more Volvo Amazons in junkyards (and on the street) than I do 140s, probably because the Amazon was built for 15 years versus the 140’s eight. Both cars got the pushrod version of Volvo’s sturdy— in fact, tractor-grade sturdy— B engine and were unusually safe for their times. Both were typically bought by […]

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I see more Volvo Amazons in junkyards (and on the street) than I do 140s, probably because the Amazon was built for 15 years versus the 140’s eight. Both cars got the pushrod version of Volvo’s sturdy— in fact, tractor-grade sturdy— B engine and were unusually safe for their times. Both were typically bought by owners who planned on keeping the cars for many decades. Still, there comes a day when a 43-year-old station wagon just isn’t worth maintaining. Here’s a ’69 wagon I found at a junkyard near my house.
The Volvo 240 evolved out of the 140 and was pretty much the same car from about the windshield rearward. You can really see the resemblance between the 245 and 145 wagons from this view.
This proud engine identification lettering looks serious.
I always think of my free ’68 Volvo 144 when I see the “thermometer” speedo on one of these things.

14 - 1969 Volvo 140 Wagon Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee Martin 01 - 1969 Volvo 140 Wagon Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee Martin 02 - 1969 Volvo 140 Wagon Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee Martin 03 - 1969 Volvo 140 Wagon Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee Martin 04 - 1969 Volvo 140 Wagon Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee Martin 05 - 1969 Volvo 140 Wagon Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee Martin 06 - 1969 Volvo 140 Wagon Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee Martin 07 - 1969 Volvo 140 Wagon Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee Martin 08 - 1969 Volvo 140 Wagon Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee Martin 09 - 1969 Volvo 140 Wagon Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee Martin 10 - 1969 Volvo 140 Wagon Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee Martin 11 - 1969 Volvo 140 Wagon Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee Martin 12 - 1969 Volvo 140 Wagon Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee Martin 13 - 1969 Volvo 140 Wagon Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee Martin

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