Here’s a 1971 Volvo 145S Wagon; pretty Swede, eh? This sweet Swede is posted on Craigslist with an asking price of $3,500. I’m guessing that they’d be open to offers since they say that they’re “Looking to get $3,500…” The seller says that the paint has seen better days, but there’s no mention of rust at all, and I don’t see any rust in any of the photos. It’s located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The first photo is the only exterior photo showing the actual body panels, so you’ll have to get in touch with the seller to get more. All of the other photos show the car with the doors open and a very nice-looking interior beyond those open doors. This rear compartment should hold more than enough for the average family. One thing that we’re probably all used to now with our modern vehicles is the anti-theft pull-cover that goes over your valuables in the back. Which always seemed a little odd to me, once you pull it closed you’re telling thieves that you do in fact have valuables back there even if they can’t see them until they smash your window.
As you can see, the dash has melted into somewhat of a horseshoe shape so you’ll have to source another one.. no, wait, that’s just a wide-angle photo; never mind. The interior really does look nice on this car, especially given it’s early-70s vintage. Volvos are known for being as tough as nails. This odometer shows 68,013 miles. The driver’s seat shows a tear but that’s the only problem with this interior that they mention, or that I can see.
The seller says that this car runs good and is extremely reliable. It has a fresh inspection and oil change and the tires are a month old. This is Volvo’s 20B, a 2.0L inline-four with around 100 hp. This one is priced right between Hagerty’s #4 “fair” and #3 “good” range, or just below NADA’s “low retail” value. This Volvo wagon seems like a decent car and a square deal to me, what do you think?