1972 Volvo 142E

US $2,500.00
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New London, Wisconsin, United States

Features and Specifications

Make: Volvo
Model: 142
Type: Coupe
Trim: E
Year: 1972
Mileage: 117,000
VIN: 1426343306902
Color: Teal
Engine: B20F
Cylinders: 4
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Teal
Vehicle Title: Clear

1972 Volvo 142 E

1972 Volvo 142E.This vehicle is equipped with an M40 (4-Speed Transmission). It also is fuel injected, equipped with the D-Jetronic fuel system.
All 4 gears work as they should, as does reverse. I drive this car very often.
I bought at an auction in April, with no idea on the background. The car no keys and did not run. The car came from Wyoming, and was only relocated to WI recently, where it remains now. The original owner gave the car to a junkyard in WY where it sat for many years untouched, that junkyard then transferred it to a collector of all kinds of cars here in WI. I am technically the second owner, if you don't count the junkyard.
The title is clear and clean and in my name.
Since I have owned the car, there has been a lot of work done.
The coolant was flushed, it got a new radiator and new hoses.
All new vacuum lines.
All new OEM Volvo brakes (rotors surfaced, new pads, one new caliper, 6 hydraulic hoses) - it stops better than my daily driver.
New motor mounts and transmission mount.
New headlight (all other lights function properly including turn signals and reverse lights)
Differential fluid was flushed, and the cover was sealed up.
New axle seals and bearings on both driver and passenger side - they were leaking which I discovered while working on the brakes
New fuel filter, and fuel lines in the rear
New oil filter and oil change.
All 4-cylinders have 145-150 psi compression on each after 6 cycles of the engine (I have tested 3 times, and they all are steady passes)
The timing has been checked and adjusted from its initial setting when I got it.
Points in the distributor have been adjusted.
New spark plugs, wires tested well and cap/rotor are functioning fine.
The Volvo is very mechanically sound, I drive it to work and back often (about a 65 miles round trip)
The body itself is in mostly good shape. There is some surface rust here and there, and a dent on the door from it opening too far and hitting the fender. It also looks like a previous owner hit something on the passenger rear quarter panel which caused a hole and loss of paint. If there was rust it has been taken care of and does not look as if it is in danger of spreading. The paint is faded very badly. It looks like the previous owner began sanding it down leaving it with a patina. The drivers seat is torn up (hence the seat covers) and the dash has a couple small cracks. The grille is pushed in some and there is a hole/missing paint on the pass fender bottom. The coolant temp gauge and fuel gauge do not work.It has a slight spit and sputter under heavy load.
Any questions/offers/trades feel free to contact me.
I am happy to take more pictures for anyone who may wish for them. I have lots more, but not all of them are as high definition as the ones posted on the ad (I took those with my Nikon whereas many of my others were taken with a cell-phone).

On Oct-20-17 at 13:45:35 PDT, seller added the following information:

1972 Volvo 142E.This vehicle is equipped with an M40 (4-Speed Transmission). It also is fuel injected, equipped with the D-Jetronic fuel system.
All 4 gears work as they should, as does reverse. I drive this car very often.
I bought at an auction in April, with no idea on the background. The car no keys and did not run. The car came from Wyoming, and was only relocated to WI recently, where it remains now. The original owner gave the car to a junkyard in WY where it sat for many years untouched, that junkyard then transferred it to a collector of all kinds of cars here in WI. I am technically the second owner, if you don't count the junkyard.
The title is clear and clean and in my name.
Since I have owned the car, there has been a lot of work done.
The coolant was flushed, it got a new radiator and new hoses.
All new vacuum lines.
All new OEM Volvo brakes (rotors surfaced, new pads, one new caliper, 6 hydraulic hoses) - it stops better than my daily driver.
New motor mounts and transmission mount.
New headlight (all other lights function properly including turn signals and reverse lights)
Differential fluid was flushed, and the cover was sealed up.
New axle seals and bearings on both driver and passenger side - they were leaking which I discovered while working on the brakes
New fuel filter, and fuel lines in the rear
New oil filter and oil change.
All 4-cylinders have 145-150 psi compression on each after 6 cycles of the engine (I have tested 3 times, and they all are steady passes)
The timing has been checked and adjusted from its initial setting when I got it.
Points in the distributor have been adjusted.
New spark plugs, wires tested well and cap/rotor are functioning fine.
New hood weatherstripping at the firewall
I put newer tires, but not NEW tires, on it. The old ones were horribly weather checked and did not hold air as they should. These are slightly smaller and lower profile so the speedometer is off a little, but the speedometer and odometer function well. The miles are correct to my knowledge, considering the odometer works.

The Volvo is very mechanically sound, I drive it to work and back often (about a 65 miles round trip) although it does have a very slight misfire under heavy load.
The body itself is in mostly good shape. There is some surface rust here and there, and a dent on the door from it opening too far and hitting the fender. It also looks like a previous owner hit something on the passenger rear quarter panel which caused a hole and loss of paint. If there was rust it has been taken care of and does not look as if it is in danger of spreading. The paint is faded very badly. It looks like the previous owner began sanding it down leaving it with a patina. The drivers seat is torn up (hence the seat covers) and the dash has a couple small cracks. The grille is pushed in some and there is a hole/missing paint on the pass fender bottom. The coolant temp gauge and fuel gauge do not work.
Any questions/offers/trades feel free to contact me.
I am happy to take more pictures for anyone who may wish for them. I have lots more, but not all of them are as high definition as the ones posted on the ad (I took those with my Nikon whereas many of my others were taken with a cell-phone). Please note that the photos of the VIN plates and sticker were taken at the auction where the car was purchased, since then it was been washed a couple times and the weatherstripping on the firewall under the hood was been replaced.
I have many spare parts for it that either came with the car when purchased, or that I have acquired along the way:
- rear view mirror (I am not sure that it fits, but it was in the car when I bought it)
-side mirror piece that needs new glass
- new in box valve cover gasket
- brake pads for all 4 wheels (brand new in box)
-an antenna (was included in car, not sure if it is even for this vehicle but it's there)
-original jack and spare tire equipment
- two spare tires
- oddball items such as parts that I replaced but kept the old and likely still "good" pieces (caliper, etc)
-new trunk weatherstripping
I have MANY pictures, including photos of the axle seal/bearing change (Timken parts used), motor mount/trans mount before/afters. I would be more than happy to email them to anyone if they email me at shelby keller at yahoo dot com (no space, and exchange dot for a . and 'at' for @ of course)

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