2 Door & Rover V8: 1972 Volvo 145 Custom Wagon

The Volvo 140 series was introduced in 1966 as a replacement for the aging PV544/Duett and Amazon families, and you could get a 2-door coupe 142, 4-door sedan 144, and 5-door wagon 145.  However, unless my eyes are playing tricks on me, this next one is a 143.  Find this 1972 Volvo 145 Custom Wagon offered for $6,900 near Boston, MA via craigslist. 

We are going to get to the strange thing under the hood later, but I first want to address the number of doors.  Volvo never made a 2-door wagon version of the 140, but it looks like the builder put 142 coupe doors on a 145 wagon…and it looks rad!  That speed bump scraping from splitter is even starting to look good to me.

Under the hood is a 3.5 liter rover V8, which was originally known as the Buick-Olds-Pontiac 215 (BOP!) and features an alloy block and around 200 horsepower in the highest trim.  The seller provides limited details about this build, but it could be a real sleeper.

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