I have owned my 1970 164 for 10 years now. Has 128k original miles and 5k of which I have enjoyed since I purchased it. It's appearance is as grand as its durability! When I found it, I knew before I ever saw it in person that I would buy it. Didn't need much of anything. The interior still today looks like new, and a repaint in 1999. No sagging headliners one would find in almost any 740, no dash cracks like a 240, and definitely a lot of heavy steel built to last. Not good on fuel for today's standards but a very nice driving car. Very Comfortable but not too fast -that's why I have a porsche as well :) I will keep my "Old Blue" for as long as possible. She's a Classic.
I am very interested in purchasing a 1971 Volvo 164. From the first time I saw one and it's picture for sale on craigslist I liked it a lot. Funny thing, I'm not a car person. I know little about them and want to make sure I am not spotted from a mile away, if you know what I mean. Do you/anyone have any tips, tricks or general info. or websites to refer me too? I need help in gathering more info. about the 1971 Volvo 164 value, repair costs, and just good to know car knowledge which will help me with making a good purchase. Thank you.
I own a 1972 164e with a four speed manual/eod, and a mint interior. I got on craigslist for 1500 and put about 160 bucks int a new fuel pressure regulator.
I plan on putting in a Volvo k type camshaft, and have replaced the fan with an electric fan from a 240, and removed the engine driven fan... big difference... car hauls a@#... will burn the tires nicely...
I am in love with the look and ride of these cars, and will keep mine for years to come..
I've got a 70th 164 with m410 - manual with overdrive. The consumption is about 10.5 to 15.5l /100km.
It runs on triple weber carbs. The acceleration is very good, but I will go to swap the standard c-cam to a k - one and flatten the head to a compression of the injection model : 10:1. This will bring some better mileage. ;-)
I have a 71 164 that has been in my family for years. It has been gifted and sold among family members many times, and now is sitting in my back yard. At one time I had the strombergs rebuilt, but the old worn out motor needs to be rebuilt. Reading these postings has given me a different outlook on this car. I am a hot rod guy and this does not appeal to me, but the car has deep sentimental value and maybe someday I will do something with it. I did not know that that old 164 had fans.
I bought my 1969 164 (my 4th 164) in 2001. It had 25,000 original miles on her. It had been parked in a garage for nearly 25 years! It needed everything.
It has taken me about nine years (+ $20,000.) to get her to the point of looking like she has 25,000 miles on her! I happen to be a 164 "nut', otherwise this would be a sad story. I'm happy to say eventually there's nothing else to fix. Now it's just the open road, me & my baby. Worth every dollar and all the years. (Oh yeah, while I was at it, I had an Ipod installed loaded with my old favorites from 1969-75. Now it's even a time machine!) I love the 164!
For those of you wanting to get more seriously into the Volvo 164, visit the website: http://brickboard.com
You will find nice people there that know all there is about the 164.