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  Volvo 144, 4 x 2, 12V (Front view, left side)

Front view, left side

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Danish Army Specific: First deliverance took place in 1969. Used by regimental commanders, etc.
Historical
: In 1966 the Volvo 144 was introduced and was voted ‘Car of the Year’ in Scandinavia. Bigger than the Amazon, the Volvo 144 was an improvement in terms of both active and passive safety. Disc brakes all round were standard, while the dual-circuit braking system was a major advance. The body was provided with energy-absorbent crumple zones and the steering wheel was of the collapsible type.
On the 1969 model the engine had been changed to a B-20 engine with 82 HP, and on the S models 100 HP.
When the production seized in in 1974 more than 500.000 vehicles had been made.
Length: 4.65 m (182 inches).
Width: 1.73 m (67 inches).
Height: 1.45 m (57 inches).
Weight: 1.675 kg (3.685 lb.).
Engine
: Own 4-cylinder, type B20A, 1.986 cm3 (121 cubic inches), liquid cooled.
Horsepower: 82 at 4.700 rpm.
Transmission: 4-speed.
Transfer case: None.
Electrical system: 12 volt, negative ground.
Brakes: Hydraulic.
Tyres: 165S - 15..
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 58 liter (13 gallons).
Range: N/A.
Crew: 1 + 4.
Additional: Some vehicles had electric overdrive, and some a 3-speed automatic gearbox. Acquisition price in 1973 was around 23.000,- DKr. Also an
updated version were delivered.


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