Volvo 164 Ekst (3)

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Tuesday, 25 January, 2022 - 08:00

1971 Volvo 164

In the autumn of 1968, Volvo presented the Volvo 164 and South Africa got the luxury sedan in 1969. It was a development of the Volvo 144 but had a more prestige-oriented position. In 1969, a 164 would have set you back R4 164 while a 144S cost R3 350.

The real difference in technical terms between the pair was a 3-litre, in-line, six-cylinder engine under the 164 bonnet rather than the 2-litre four-pot in the 144. The 164 sported twin Zenith/Stromberg carburettors and was later also available with fuel injection.

This was the first time in 10 years that Volvo was able to offer a six-cylinder car. The last time had been when the taxis in the 830 Series were built. However, when it came to cars aimed at private buyers, Volvo had not had a six-cylinder car for almost 20 years, since 1950 when production of the PV60 ceased.

When comparing the appearance of the 164 alongside the 144, you'll see the front had its own styling with a longer bonnet to house the larger engine, a larger grille and additional lights set into the valence (in a very classy Jaguar manner).

In the interior, the seats were totally different, the materials were more luxurious and leather upholstery could be specified.

146 008 Volvo 164s were produced between 1968 and 1975. South Africa saw a total of 4 168 sold and another 1 181 examples of the fuel-injected 164E.

This Example

Bought new in 1971 and spent its life on a farm in Ermelo until 2016 when it was passed on to the current owner (son). Has some age-related bumps and bruises but is a solid car and was serviced regularly on the farm. Since 2016 the car has been used for the occasional 10km jaunt into town and any servicing needed was carried out.

Please note the following:

  • Although they have lots of tread, the tyres are in the region of 10 years old so would need replacing.
  • There is evidence of an engine oil leak.
  • Carpets are worn and the left seat has some damage.
  • Paint has been done in areas - noticeable repair work to the left rear fender.
  • Headlight chrome trim has been painted over and there are plenty of stone chips from the farm roads.
  • Fuel gauge not working and neither is the interior fan.

Papers are in order and status reflects 'Used/gebruik'. Licence is up to date.

Available to view by appointment in White River.

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Special Features


Condition rating: 81/140
One-family owned
Hard-working patina
3-litre six-cylinder
Three-speed automatic
No radio, has silky 6-cylinder

Quick Facts


Reference: LOT-000159
Seller: Private
Year: 1971
Manufacturer: Volvo
Model: 164
Derivative: -
Service History: -
Mileage: 230,000 Km
Engine Size: 2,979cc
Engine Type: Inline 6-cylinder
Fuel Type: Petrol
Transmission: 3 Automatic
Layout: Rear engine - rear-wheel drive
Power Output: 128 BHP
Exterior: Green
Interior: Tan

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Bidding

Bidding Information - 1971 Volvo 164

Estimated Price Range:

R 18,000.00 - R 28,000.00

Highest Bid:

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Total Bids:

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Start Date:

Tuesday, 25 January, 2022 - 08:00

End Date:

Tuesday, 01 February, 2022 - 18:00


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