VOLVO 145 (1967-1974)
At the end of November 1967, Volvo presented the third VARIANT in what was now developing into a complete car family known as the 140 Series: the Volvo 145.
The Volvo 145 was a 5-door estate with a rear section that had a virtually vertical tailgate. Everybody agreed that this was a safe, comfortable and extremely practical and spacious car. The cargo volume was more than 2 cubic metres and the floor of the cargo area was completely flat.
This design of the rear section has since become a well-known characteristic of all Volvo estates.
The Volvo 145 quickly became an extremely popular estate and played an increasingly important role within the 140 Series.
The annual changes were mainly the same as were introduced in parallel on the 2- and 4-door versions. A visible change took place in 1970, when the rearmost side window disappeared in favour of a longer one-piece window behind the rear doors.
Variants: Express - commercial version with a raised roof
Body: 5-door estate
Engine: 4-cylinder, in-line, overhead valves, 1,778 cc, 84.14 x 80 mm, and 1,986 cc, 88.9 x 80 mm, in several power versions.
Transmission: 4-speed manual or 4-speed manual with electrical overdrive or 3-speed automatic.
Brakes: Hydraulic, disc brakes on all four wheels.
Dimensions: Overall length 464 cm, wheelbase 260 cm.