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1972 Volvo 144

1972 Volvo 144 in Nitimemordet, Miniserie, 1976 IMDB Ep. 3

Typ: Pkw, Limousine — Herkunftsland: SE — Hergestellt für: N

1972 Volvo 144

[*] Fahrzeug im Hintergrund

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Lateef NO

2012-05-15 18:19

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[Image: 144.1.jpg]

zodiac SE

2012-05-21 21:34

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What makes this Volvo stand out from the Swedish ones?
As far as I know, this is an ordinary 1972 Volvo 144 Luxe (the cheap entry model) without the De Luxe trim and engine.

I thaught that to be called "made for..." the car in question had to be specially equipped, i.e. for demands on legislation or extreme weather conditions, and not just sold in a certain country. Otherwise all cars would have to be labelled "made for...".
One car that indeed was made for another country was Ford Zephyr mk IV when sold in Sweden. It had the Zodiac engine and part of the Zodiac equipment and also tougher suspension and heater, but didn't look at a glance to be anything different from the ones sold on the British Isles.

dsl SX

2012-05-21 21:41

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zodiac wrote One car that indeed was made for another country was Ford Zephyr mk IV when sold in Sweden. It had the Zodiac engine and part of the Zodiac equipment and also tougher suspension and heater, but didn't look at a glance to be anything different from the ones sold on the British Isles.

Yes - export-only spec Z6 3-litre [3019E] - never had any info before about where any of them went. In UK only available to police forces [3018E]; 22 got Ferguson 4wd conversion as /vehicle_177129-Ford-Zephyr-6-Ferguson-3018E-1969.html .

Lateef NO

2012-05-21 21:46

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zodiac wrote What makes this Volvo stand out from the Swedish ones?

Repeaters and mudflaps. Although... it seems that mudflaps were on the Swedish ones as well.

zodiac SE

2012-05-21 22:05

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[quote=Lateef]
Repeaters and mudflaps.

What do you mean with repeaters? Amazingly cars sold in Sweden had repeaters as well ;)
And mudflaps.

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Lateef NO

2012-05-21 22:16

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Indicator repeaters on the front fenders. I thought that they weren't mandatory in Sweden until the mid or late 1980s, but I've found one with some strange repeating fender light, so I'm in some doubt: /vehicle_144649-Volvo-144-1974.html - but Norwegian spec Volvo 140s had different repeaters: /vehicle_247072-Volvo-144-1973.html

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atom SE

2012-05-21 22:20

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All swedish police cars had extra repeaters fitted, nothing mandatory on regular cars.

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tore-40 NO

2012-05-21 22:57

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MB?

tore-40 NO

2012-05-21 23:02

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Repeaters were fitted from April 1st 1971 on all cars sold in Norway, even on the 1973 1/2 142/4/5s. Rear mudflaps form October 1st 1960.

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zodiac SE

2012-05-21 23:19

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Still, does a few aditional side repeaters qualify a car to be labelled "made for..." ?
My point with the Swedish Ford Zephyr mk IV was that a car that doesn't look like anything particular can be very much "made for..." but another one with just a few extra repeaters or what ever isn't.
If the "made for..." label ment something, like it does for the U.S. cars, this page would be much more interesting but somewhat more difficult to run.
Worth the effort?

Edit: If the "made for..." would be justified, all cars sold, but not made on the British Isles, and with the steering wheel on the right hand side, would qualify in to that category.
And also all cars sold in Sweden from 1976 until Sweden entered the EU would qualify as it has a special exhaust cleaning systems (no catalysts until the mid 80's, bat mandatory from 1989).
Wouldn't it be ridiculous to label all cars sold in another country "made for..." ?


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atom SE

2012-05-21 23:47

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The "Made for:"-feature is for visible differences (in the pictures) or a name that is different to the home market.
Extra repeaters, yellow headlighs, mudflaps, bigger bumpers and reflectors required for legal demand is some of the things that we see here on the site.
LHD/RHD is not considered "Made for" though.

zodiac SE

2012-05-23 13:22

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But if the "made for..." -feature is only for visible differences, that is only something made up at imcdb.

The Swedish legislation before entering EU had special emission demand, demand on headlight wipers, mudflaps, seat belts both in front and rear, special structual demands which meant at least one of each model had to be crashed to be sold in Sweden, and a number of other things, most of which wasn't visible from outside. In fact, when I read Swedish motor magazines when growing up in the 70's and 80's, I understood that some demands were that tough many car manufactures were on the brink to pull out from the Swedish market all together. One example was Fiat. And especially so when the demands toughend from 1989, and catalyst had to be mounted on the exhaust system.
If I understand this right, every model sold in Sweden from the late 60's, and especially from 1976 when demands became tougher, up until Sweden entered the EU in 1995, has otherwise to be labelled "made for Sweden". I find that rather ridiculous.

Why not mention "made for..." when it really mean something, and with decent proof. And not just for side repeaters.

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atom SE

2012-05-23 23:53

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We can't prove anything we can't see, just because a vehicle is visible in a Swedish movie doesn't mean that it was originally sold in Sweden, it can be a German import or what not?
We can only prove things we can see in the pictures that we post here, stuff like mudflaps, headlight wipers and such.

zodiac SE

2012-06-02 20:00

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That mean mudflaps is more important than what side the steering wheel is on, and side repeaters is more important than e.g. a special made engine (less than 2000 cc) to cope with the tax rules in Italy. (at least Volvo made such engines.)
I'm sorry, but I don't understand this!

Lateef NO

2012-06-02 21:29

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Merke og modell: VOLVO 144
Registreringsnummer: DA 49945
Understellsnummer: 1441241W294567
Registreringsår: 1972
Sist godkjent: (Ikke kontrollert)
Frist for kontroll: Avregistrert siden 25.08.1988

zodiac SE

2012-06-12 20:54

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dsl wrote
Yes - export-only spec Z6 3-litre [3019E] - never had any info before about where any of them went. In UK only available to police forces [3018E]; 22 got Ferguson 4wd conversion as /vehicle_177129-Ford-Zephyr-6-Ferguson-3018E-1969.html .


@dsl: I know where one is standing, albeit very, very rusty, most likely with breaking problems, seized engine and much other trouble. Worth saving?

dsl SX

2012-06-12 22:10

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zodiac wrote Worth saving?

Probably for an enthusiast. Many UK Z-fans probably don't know it existed.

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