1970 Volvo 144S
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"With over 20 years in the motor trade, I suppose my expectations were higher than most. But happy to say Jesmond and Gloria didn't disappoint. To be honest they exceeded my expectation! I had previously seen vehicles for sale on their website, but like most "experts" in the trade thought I could get cheaper. However its a case of 'you get what you pay for.' And for the peace of mind of dealing with genuine honest people, and getting a car that really is as good as its described - you cant go past Waimak. A thank you gift and free drop off to the airport were great touches. And while this was my first experience, I'm sure it wont be my last. Will definitely be in touch for my next classic."Andre Rabbitte, Auckland, New Zealand
Volvo presented a new square-rigged style for the 1970s and proved to be a market pioneer in delivering the message that safety sells.
The 140-Series was the first in a long line of Volvos that didn't just feature all the latest safety kit on its cars, but celebrate it.
These imposing saloons and estates built between 1967 to 1974, were uncompromising in their looks but thoroughly protected their occupants. The model naming system was simple - third figure of the model designation denoted the number of doors; the middle one, the number of cylinders, and the first was the model series.
Initially, it was offered with the 1778cc engine, but that was later supplemented by the 1986cc. It was this car that offered the best all-round combination of performance and fuel consumption.
ABOUT THIS CAR
- NZ NEW
- Low Ownership
- Very tidy for an original vehicle.
- Mechanically sound - Runs, Drives well, as one would expect from a Volvo.
- Straight, Clean body - lovely paintwork.
- Original interior in very good order.
- An honest and reliable classic - complete with books, spare wheel, jack etc.
- Boxy but timeless - The 140 series emphasised safety, as Volvo management had intended from the beginning of the project. The body was equipped with crumple zones, which helped to dissipate energy in the event of a collision, and the roof structure was reinforced with a hidden roll-over bar, something that Volvo demonstrated in period advertising by creating a stack of 144's seven-cars high.
Much loved classic in New Zealand, yes, this is a car that emphasised safety, exceeding government requirements in place at the time of its launch. Since its launch, they were equipped with four-wheel disc brakes, as well as many other safety devices. Its many qualities and safety measures, have made it a great commercial success, having sold over 1 million units.
Volvo adopted a new naming system for this model as well, with the first digit being the series, the second citing the number of cylinders and the final digit defining the number of doors.
Car will be sold WOF'd and registered if sold in New Zealand.
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NOTIFICATION AS TO NATURE OF GOODS IN TERMS OF THE CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT 1993
Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.
Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.
The Purchaser acknowledges that the vehicle is being sold as a classic car; that in terms of the Act and the nature of the goods, the vehicle, is an old car that may have faults, unlike a modern motor vehicle.
The Purchaser is encouraged to personally fully inspect the vehicle and/or to have the vehicle inspected, fully assessed and maintained by an experienced classic car mechanic.
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PLEASE NOTE: Waimak Classic Cars is Not a car yard dealer type of operation. As a result, we do not operate through fixed opening hours and viewing is By Appointment Only.