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Volvo 142 Grand Luxe Automatic — 1972

The most sought-after 140 model, with the P1800E's B20E engine and the 164's interior. Since new, it has been owned by the same family, and it is in excellent, unrenovated original condition.

Michael Luft
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"The car has never been rusted, but it does have some minor blisters and flaws (see photos). It was repainted in the 1990s and is still in good condition. Not driven much in recent years, but now reviewed and Inspected/MOT  and approved at Bilprovningen with no remarks."

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Michael Luft
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"The car has never been rusted, but it does have some minor blisters and flaws (see photos). It was repainted in the 1990s and is still in good condition. Not driven much in recent years, but now reviewed and Inspected/MOT  and approved at Bilprovningen with no remarks."


On January 9, 1972, Gunnar Persson of Ambjörby in northern Värmland purchased the car new from Volvo dealer Claes Nybergs bil AB in Hagfors. The car cost nearly SEK 28,800, or nearly 30% more than the standard-equipped DL model at the time, which cost SEK 22,400. Because it was the top model and most sporty Volvo available, the car had been a show car at Nybergs (apart from the P1800). This car was outfitted with an automatic transmission and a 164 chrome-trim package, as well as all Grand-Luxe equipment sill and wing trims.

The car has now been sold for the buyer's daughter and has been a family heirloom for the past 20 years, only being driven in the summer. All documents dating back to the car's purchase are included. The car has traveled 23,600 kilometers since new and has always been kept in the same garage, which explains why it has performed so well. There is no damage, but some paint repairs and surface rust on the edges and engine compartment details. With carpets, upholstery, a dashboard, and a nice headliner, the interior is complete and appealing. The car performs wonderfully, thanks to a nimble and powerful 130-horsepower engine, as opposed to the DL model's 85-horsepower engine. It is immediately clear that this is a well-kept car. Nice, usable collector's condition that can be refurbished and tidied up to keep it in top condition.

Technical data

  • Year
  • Registration date
  • Mileage
    236421 km 
  • Kw / hp
    95 / 130 
  • Fuel Type
  • Transmission
  • Interior finish
    Full Leather 
  • Colour
    Light Blue Metallic 


  • Mechanical condition:

    It has been off the road since 2013, and has only started a few times each summer since then. Now serviced and reviewed in the workshop, driven to the car inspection/MOT center, and approved without any remarks.

  • Interior condition:

    The decor is complete and appealing. Fresh leather upholstery with only a few small cracks on the outside of the driver's seat, as shown in the photo.

  • Exterior condition:

    Both the body and the paintwork are nice. The hood and tailgate have been improved, and it was repainted many years ago. There are no rust damages, but there are a few surface rust dots on the roof rails and wing edges.

  • General condition:

    142 in unrenovated original condition that is unusually complete and fine. There are signs of use, but no damage. A thorough refurbishment on the inside, in the engine compartment and luggage, as well as on the outside, followed by machine polishing and leather treatment, will leave the car in excellent condition without the need for renovation. Collectors have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to acquire one of Volvo's finest 1970s models.

    According to an article in the Swedish magazine Klassiker, there are only two Volvo 142 Grand Luxes still on the road in Sweden, making this a true one-of-a-kind car.

MOT (tech. insp.)

Fordonsstatus: Avst 2013-06-13
Ursprungsbesiktning: 1972-09-08 (typbes)
Datum i trafik första gången: 1972-09-08
Senast godkända besiktning: 2021-06-17
Besiktigad tom:-
Skattebefriad: Ja
Körförbud: Nej
Antal ägare: 2

Facts about the model

Volvo 142GL B20E: 130hk/DIN årsmodell 1972. Grand Luxe var högsta utrustningssnivån och fanns endast till 142. I den ingick, utöver DL-nivån, två extraljus, läderklädsel från Volvo 164-serien samt större bromsskivor och belägg. De behövdes eftersom 142GL gick att få med nya B20E-motorn på 130 hk som gjort debut i 1800S året innan. Den känns igen nya fälgar med små navkåpor och kromade hjulmuttrar, radialdäck, textilmattor och klocka.

Nyheter 1972: - Automatväxlade bilar får växelspak på golvet istället för vid ratten. - Ändrad inredning med en extra panel med träimitation framför växelspaken där knappar för elbakrutan samt varningsblinkersen flyttades. - Varningslampa för choken, placerad under instrumentet där automatväxlade bilar tidigare hade indikator för växelläge. - Insprutningsmotorn B20E införs på GL-modellen i Sverige (endast på 142 GL). Denna insprutning heter Bosch D-Jetronic. - Acc 0–100 km/h = 10,0 sek. Toppfart 180 km/h - Säkerhetsdetaljen rullbälten införs fram. - Nya infällda dörrhandtag. - Ny fyrekrad ratt. Denna kallas fjärilsratten och sitter endast på 72:orna. - Nackstöden är smalare.

Location and viewing Information

Location: Torsby

For viewing the vehicle, contact the valuator/depot:

Michael Luft
+46 708-20 21 13

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Collection must take place before: 2021-09-16.

NOTE! Payment (deposit to our account) must be made within 5 days and before collection.

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