Specific: Used by regimental
commanders from the late 1960´s. Acquisition
price in 1973 was around 36.000,- DKr.
Historical: The Volvo 164, a genuinely luxurious
model based on the Volvo 144, was introduced in autumn
1968. It was designed by Volvo designer Jan Wilsgaard. As
Volvos first six-cylinder model for many years, the
car was equipped initially with a carburettor and
developed 130 hp. Later, it was equipped with fuel
injection (164E) and the engine was uprated to 175 hp.
Only offered as a 4 door saloon (or sedan), the 164
nonetheless shared many components with its 144 sister.
From the windshield rearward, sheetmetal was identical.
The front was lengthened 6 inches to accommodate the
longer 6 cylinder engine.
In 1972 the 164 had a small face lift with a straight,
narrow front bumper and a smaller front grill, and in
1973 the dashboard was changed to that of the 240 which
was introduced in 1973. Metallic paint was also provided
When the production seized in in 1975 more than 155.000
vehicles had been made.
Length: 4.70 m (183 inches).
Width: 1.73 m (67 inches).
Height: 1.44 m (56 inches).
Engine: Own 6-cylinder, type B30, 2.978 cm3 (182
cubic inches), liquid cooled.
Horsepower: 130 at 5.000 rpm..
Transfer case: None.
Electrical system: 12 volt, negative ground.
Tyres: 165 - S15.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 58 liter.
Additional: Some vehicles had electric
overdrive, and some a 3-speed automatic gearbox. Leather
upholstery and sunroof could be specified.