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.
Transfer case: None.
Electrical system: 12 volt, negative ground.
Tyres: 165S - 15..
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 58 liter (13 gallons).
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.