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1961-1970 VOLVO 131/132 specifications

1961-1970 VOLVO 131/132 specifications Classic and Performance Car

Don’t look for a Volvo with 131 or 132 badging, because you won’t find one. This designation was used by the factory – and diehard enthusiasts – only to denote two-door versions of the 120-series. Introduced in 1961, these more stylish but less practical variants injected a touch of verve into the Amazon’s conservative appearance. 131s had a single carburettor while 132s, logically enough, had two. From 1968, the two-door cars became the only saloon style available, as Volvo had recently launched its new 140-series and was keen on boosting its four-door appeal.

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £1,022
  • Price (excellent)
    £5,200
  • Price (good):
    £4,000
  • Price (average):
    £2,250
  • Price (project):
    £850

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    17.6secs
  • Top speed:
    90.0mph
  • Power:
    75.0bhp
  • Torque:
    101.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring, wishbone
  • Suspension Rear:
    Panhard rod, coil springs
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4450mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2600mm
  • Width:
    1620mm
  • Height:
    1510mm
  • Weight:
    1090kgs
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