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4-door 5-seater saloon.

The first of the big square-rigged 'safety-first' Volvos, eventually taking over from the Amazon family. Similar running gear and suspension to Amazon, but with disc brakes all round. Distinctive six-window style lives on into mid-eighties, for 240 family evolved from this car. In the UK, 75bhp from 1.8-litres, and 82bhp with 2-litres (from 1969 model year), meant top speeds in 90mph area, with stately road behaviour. Replaced by the 240 series for 1975.

Technical Specifications

1778cc/1986cc (S4 OHV) 
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1966 to 1974  
Number produced:
523,808 all 144 4-door saloon types