1974 Volvo 164 3.0 petrol from Australia and New Zealand
Fantastic. Having reminisced I’m going out to find one to buy and restore
Fuel injectors needed reclamping.
New fuel computer.
Aircon didn’t work.
Required a new alternator.
I was able to replace or repair all these things with very little effort and very cheaply.
I had to replace the rear number when someone rammed into me - but his insurance paid for the bumper.
I had two of these cars - both were short throw, four speed manual gearboxes. They easily thrashed 5.0 litre V8 Toranas and Commodores off - and generally beat them in most real world tests in terms of sophistication, build and drivability. Probably due to the fuel injection vs carburettors of the Toranas/Commodores.
The cutout was outstanding - leather, very adjustable and comfortable. Naturally a more (armoured) touring car, so a fair bit of body roll.
I actually flipped one end on end and walked away from it - selling it as a going vehicle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th May, 2019