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1967 - 1974

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The VOLVO 140 Series was launched in 1967 and was sold until 1974. It was first available in 2 door and 4 door chassis type. The station wagon became available in 1968. Look at the production tables below to for an overview of the different emblems, chassis and engine options. It was a popular car, over 1 million were sold. The 2 door model was almost as popular as the 4 door model, with 458300 2 doors and 519768 4 doors sold. With the the later Volvo models that followed the 2 door model was never as popular. The wagon model sold 268327 units.

The 140 Series is the first Volvo that looked square and was a significant styling change from the previous models. It can be qualified as the first modern Volvo. I can say by experience that their is a big difference between driving an earlier model like the Volvo 122s and driving a Volvo 140. The 140 handles better, is roomier, more comfortable, has better brakes, in short it drives much like a Volvo 240, 740 and even 850. However the 140 drivetrain including the engine, transmission, rear axle, steering and suspension design is much like the other Volvos of the 60s. The B18 and B20 engines, the transmissions, are the same ones used in the VOLVO 120 Series and VOLVO 1800 Series.

The VOLVO 140 Model is the direct ancestor of the VOLVO 240. The first version of the 240 from 1975 to 1978 was very similar to the last 140s produced in 1973 and 1974. This makes it easy to find parts for the 140 and to modify it to improve performance and reliablilty. For example the windshield is the same for 140 and 240 from 1967 to 1993. Mag wheels from the 240 series and 740 series bolt on the 140. Putting mag wheels and modern tires makes a big difference on handling.

See also the VOLVO 164 Model produced around the same time and sharing design and parts. The Volvo 164 is a luxury version of the 140.

For unclear reasons the 140 model is not popular as a collector's car. My opinion is that it is one of the best classic VOLVO model to keep because it is light, simple, comfortable and relatively cheap to fix and maintain. I own a station wagon 1972 and I don't consider it a classic car. It's very practical and I use it almost every day during summer to go camping, cycling, carry parts for my business and more.

Models and Engines. Click engine name for more info

Full Name Engine From To Comment Picture More Information
VOLVO 140 - 1967 1971 Identifies cars with a single carburetor engine (B18A or B20A). - -
- B18A 1967 1968
- B20A 1969 1971
VOLVO 140S - 1967 1972 Identifies cars with a dual carburetor engine (B18B or B20B). - -
- B18B 1967 1968
- B20B 1969 1974
VOLVO 140E - 1971 1972 Identifies cars with a fuel injected engine (B20E or B20F). - -
- B20E 1971 1971
- B20F 1972 1972
VOLVO 140GL - 1973 1974 From 1973 identifies cars with the more luxurious trim level like sunroof and leather seats. In the USA all cars had the B20F fuel injected engine. - -
- B20F 1973 1974
VOLVO 140DL - 1973 1974 From 1973 identifies cars with the standard trim level. In the USA all cars had the B20F fuel injected engine - -
- B20B 1973 1974
- B20F 1973 1974

Chassis available
Name Style Description From To Total Production Picture
VOLVO 142 2 door sedan 140 2 door sedan 1967 1974 458300 View a picture
VOLVO 144 4 door sedan 140 4 door sedan 1967 1974 519768 View a picture
VOLVO 145 station wagon 140 5 door station wagon 1968 1974 268327 View a picture

VOLVO 140 2 DOOR (142) PRODUCTION
VOLVO 142 2 door sedan Production
CHASSIS_NAME MODEL_YEAR MODEL_FULL_NAME PRODUCTION_ID FROM_CHASSIS_NUMBER NUMBER_BUILT ENGINES TRANSMISSIONS
VOLVO 142 1967 142,142S M 1 1500 B18A,B18B M40,M41,BW35
VOLVO 142 1968 142,142S P 1500 51400 B18A,B18B M40,M41,BW35
VOLVO 142 1969 142,142S S 52900 59500 B20A,B20B M40,M41,BW35
VOLVO 142 1970 142,142S T 112400 66560 B20A,B20B M40,M41,BW35
VOLVO 142 1971 142S,142E U 178960 70970 B20B,B20E M40,M41,BW35
VOLVO 142 1972 142S,142E W 249930 73470 B20B,B20F M40,M41,BW35
VOLVO 142 1973 142DL,142GL Y 323400 70550 B20B,B20F M40,M41,BW35
VOLVO 142 1974 142DL,142GL A 393950 64356 B20B,B20F M40,M41,BW35

VOLVO 140 4 DOOR (144) PRODUCTION
VOLVO 144 4 door sedan Production
CHASSIS_NAME MODEL_YEAR MODEL_FULL_NAME PRODUCTION_ID FROM_CHASSIS_NUMBER NUMBER_BUILT ENGINES TRANSMISSIONS
VOLVO 144 1967 144,144S M 1 37100 B18A,B18B M40,M41,BW35
VOLVO 144 1968 144,144S P 37100 52700 B18A,B18B M40,M41,BW35
VOLVO 144 1969 144,144S S 89800 48900 B20A,B20B M40,M41,BW35
VOLVO 144 1970 144,144S T 138700 55440 B20A,B20B M40,M41,BW35
VOLVO 144 1971 144,144S U 194140 68930 B20AB20B M40,M41,BW35
VOLVO 144 1972 144S,144E W 263070 77030 B20B,B20F M40,M41,BW35
VOLVO 144 1973 144DL,144GL Y 340100 87900 B20B,B20F M40,M41,BW35
VOLVO 144 1974 144DL,144GL A 428000 91768 B20B,B20F M40,M41,BW35

VOLVO 140 WAGON (145) PRODUCTION
VOLVO 145 Station Wagon Production
CHASSIS_NAME MODEL_YEAR MODEL_FULL_NAME PRODUCTION_ID FROM_CHASSIS_NUMBER NUMBER_BUILT ENGINES TRANSMISSIONS
VOLVO 145 1968 145S P 1 9200 B18B M40,BW35
VOLVO 145 1969 145,145S S 9200 21700 B20A,B20B M40,BW35
VOLVO 145 1970 145,145S T 30900 30700 B20A,B20B M40,BW35
VOLVO 145 1971 145,145S U 61600 41780 B20A,B20B M40,BW35
VOLVO 145 1972 145S,145E W 103380 50350 B20B,B20F M40,BW35
VOLVO 145 1973 145DL,145GL Y 153730 56320 B20B,B20F M40,BW35
VOLVO 145 1974 145DL,145GL A 210050 58277 B20B,B20F M40,BW35

 

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