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1968-1975 VOLVO 164


Overview

Seeking to enter the luxury realms of Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz, Volvo unveiled the 164 in 1968. It was based on the 140-series, albeit with a longer body and 2978cc six-cylinder engine lurking behind its much grander grille, plus generous equipment. On the TE, owners got leather, air conditioning and power steering. The cars started with 145bhp, but when fuel injection arrived in 1971, this rose to 175bhp. The fitment of built-in foglamps from 1969 was a very Jaguar touch, but the 164 failed to appeal as much as the prettier Jags it wanted to emulate, despite the better build quality.




£1791

£2100

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£850

£300


Performance

11.0secs

110mph

145bhp

163lb/ft


Engine

in-line six

normal

petrol

carburettor


Chassis

Independent, wishbone, coil spring

Live axle, radius arms, coil spring

front-engine RWD

N/A

metal monocoque

Four-speed manual


Dimensions

4710mm

2720mm

1730mm

1440mm

1320kgs


 VOLVO 164

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