1973 Volvo 145 - $950 (Mountain Home)

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1973 Volvo 145
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 79000
paint color: green
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: wagon
If you’ve ever wanted a vintage Volvo with a loosey-goosey front bumper and rust holes, I have the perfect sales pitch incoming:

This is a 1973 Volvo 145, affectionately nicknamed “The Green Bean.” As can be implied from the photos, this is a project – it has been sitting 32 years! No, it does not run. If I were a car, I probably wouldn’t run after sitting in a field for 32 years either, so I try to be forgiving.

Squint through the dust and this is a pretty cool car, aesthetically. Original Volvo Cypress Green paint (Sounds cooler than just calling it “dark green,” right?), a thoughtfully redone brown interior with a clock in the dashboard, metal roof rack, and take a look at those vintage badges! With the green exterior and the brown interior, this old Swede is throwing off some classic British vibes, that’s for sure.

I purchased this car in a bundle of five Volvo 145’s (I work on old Volvos a lot), and this one has been on the backburner. I reckon I should let someone enjoy it!

The story goes that the upholstery was redone and the engine was rebuilt around 1992; upon reassembly, they were unable to get the D-Jet to behave properly, hence it being parked. Unsure how many miles they put on the engine rebuild, though a fresh rebuild may be a good idea anyway. Speaking of miles, did you see the odometer only shows 79,000? I know these odometers can break sometimes, but I prefer to be optimistic.

Included with the Volvo:
-REPLACEMENT HOOD! You can say adios to that bent one, because I have a spare – it’s even green! It’s plenty faded and far from perfect, but hey, that’s a start!
-Spare hood hinges so your new hood hopefully doesn’t peace-out like the last one did.
-Spare radiator support (the original has a dent behind the front bumper).
-Spare driver-side fender. Do note, the radiator support and fender are Volvo Ocean Green, which is a much lighter shade.
-Replacement front vent window for the driver-side door.
-Front turn signal lenses… because… you know… those are important.
-Probably a bunch of other miscellaneous stuff.
-Crisp high five when you get it out of my driveway. :)

General Specs:
-B20 Engine.
-Automatic transmission, yuck.
-Bosch D-Jetronic Fuel Injection, double yuck (can easily be swapped to a carburetor if that’s your cup of tea).

While not necessarily sought-after, 1973 is a one-year-only situation:
-First year of the restyled front end.
-First year of the restyled interior that was carried into early 240’s.
-Last year of the vent windows on the front doors.
-Only year of the semi-chunky bumpers.

At the end of the day, this is a tired and old station wagon that’s needing some love.

If you read this far, you’re a little intrigued…. right? So shoot me a message, ask a question, or come take a look!

The Volvo is in Mountain Home, just a couple minutes off the freeway.

Clean title! Cash only, in-person transactions only.

Oh, and bring a trailer! Again, the car doesn’t run. It rolls freely, but will take 3+ people to get it up on a trailer. Or be smart and bring a winch, up to you.

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