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1974 Volvo 145 Deluxe
33496 Genuine Miles
1 Owner Since New
Time warp Example
Unique History

A piece of motoring history, a term too loosely applied these days though
in this instance quite apt. Period correct in every detail this high spec 145
Deluxe model comfortably transports you back fifty years with a wonderful state
of preservation throughout alongside a unique ownership maintenance and storage
history, do read on.

First registered 01.11.1974 by Buchanan Volvo of Glasgow to a Mr S this is now a
historic vehicle and as such tax & mot exempt though a recent mot has been carried out
in the interests of transparency. Mr S was a Volvo trained technician, his apprenticeship
dating back to the 60s and ordered his new Volvo from the West End Glasgow dealer
collecting on the 02.11.1974, the original sales invoice is intact in perfect condition.
Now wearing prefix XHJ 727N the number issued on delivery was GUS 149N which became
redundant after a cherished number had been in place for so long.

The 145 was in regular use from 74-86 by Mr S until he became self-employed starting his
own Volvo specialist garage having racked up a very modest genuine low mileage in twelve years.
At this stage he retired the car, stored it correctly and always serviced it despite the fact
no actual road miles were covered. The V5 shows one keeper, zero previous.

The condition is wonderful, barely worn in places, be mindful this car has been owned
by the one dedicated enthusiast Volvo master tech since new in November '74, it was
only used on UK roads 74- 86 being routinely serviced and garaged by him when he retired
her in 86. Nothing has ever been altered from original spec. All glass is factory etc.
A wealth of original literature accompanies as pictured in the gallery.
The colour combination flatters the lines and suits the model well. Note the larger bumpers,
not sure of this was standard or an optional extra on this model year.

The appeal of this transcends many generations and tastes, harking back to a simpler
time and perhaps something better in us all, being around it is like therapy in itself.
Deserving of the right home, whether that be a collection, museum, or film prop.
A very rare opportunity with a 10/10 score card on all fronts.
The originality is breathtaking for a motor that is half a century old, now and again you
stumble upon these gems, which are becoming harder to find, and with modern day restoration
costs being extremely expensive its worth considering what a nice one of any marque is actually
worth long term now. When you factor in originality, genuine parts and no workshop downtime
chasing your vision in someones else hands, for this classic Volvo the quality and integrity
of the purchase should remain long after the price has been forgotten.

Delivery throughout Europe available
All p/x considered


Let us sell your car

We are always looking for classic cars in all states of repair. Our expertise lies in vehicle's from
the 1970s onward and we have a unique marketing strategy that is time proven. Remove the hassle from
selling your car get in contact now for a chat. We offer a professional and friendly service with
two different sales options detailed below.

Outright purchase
The most direct approach to sell your car. We will inspect the vehicle and carry out a data and
history check. A price can then be agreed based on the current market value and overall condition.
The funds will then be securely transferred to your designated bank account.

Commision based sale
This option achieves the best possible price for your car and removes the hassle of having to prepare
and advertise, arrange viewings and organise payment with potential buyers. You can also rest assured
that your car will be pampered and kept in safe hands during the process if storage is required.

We will inspect the car and carry out a history and data check. We'll have an open discussion with you
about the valuation of the car and together decide on a realistic sale price. At this point we might
also suggest additional work which would enable you to achieve the maximum price for the vehicle, for
example, professional detailing, wheel refurbishment, servicing, paintwork correction and other
specialist reconditioning services often without having to book in and wait. We will get the best
price for your car. All classics welcome.

Please contact us for further details.


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