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1973 Volvo 142 equipped w vintage R-sport rally parts, 142e GT race car project

Condition: Used
Make: Volvo
Model: Other
Type: Coupe
Trim: 6083
Year: 1973
Mileage: 50,485
VIN: 1426554327302
Color: Orange
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Vehicle Title: Salvage
Item location: Petaluma, California, United States

Description of 1973 Volvo Other

I am reluctantly selling my 1973 142 with 5 speed OD transmission. Please consider this a mechanics special, vintage car with many quirks. I have owned this vehicle about 12 years. However I moved out of state 7 years ago and the car has been loaned out, hen in storage, ince then. I now work outside of the United States and can no longer store this vehicle.
This is a unique 142, n that it has many period parts from volvo's R-sports catalog on it. The car was originally purchased by a US Air Force officer stationed in Norway, nd he put many of the R-sport parts on the car.
These parts include:
R-sport shocks front and rear (rear were replaced by me with original r-sport shocks)Thicker sway bars and springs (not ipd)Widened 15" rims.Dual exhaustGauge clusterGT seats and interior with orange stripe
The motor is a low mileage 1974 or 75 bottom end with a 73 head with recent five angle valve job. It was installed 6 years ago. Timing cover has the ipd neoprene seal mod. The injectors were tested by rc engineering and flow patters was adjusted (about 9 years ago). Brakes have ebc greenstuff pads, tainless braided lines. Ball joints and front a arm bushings were replaced, nd I can not recall if it was with stock or urethane bushings. The car was repainted with ppg paint about 10 years ago. Paint has scratches and some problems now, ut looks great from a distance.
The car has strong power (for a b20 in a 140), andles great, nd really wants to be driven.
Now to the problems:
The car has 4-5 years of back fees due to the CA DMV. Obviously an out of state purchaser would not have to deal with this. I just checked with the DMV and it looks like their current calculation is about $550 worth of back fees are due (in addition to regular transfer fees). Sometimes a new owner can negociate this with the DMV if they have a letter/roof the vehicle was never used or stored on CA roadways. I could help with this... but no promises, nd the resulting fees would be the responsibility of the new owner. I think that the car has a salvage title. I will update this when I am certain, s the title is stored at a different location. I can say that when I purchased the car it had a red hood, ndicating a crash. I would assume that the odometer has rolled over once, o the true miles would probably be closer to 150k, o 50k.
Body problems:
The paint is ok, ut has been scratched, ven when under a car cover. Some small dents as well. I have tried to show this in pics. The front bumper is crooked. The chrome is has some light dents and scratches. The sun roof leaksand has been covered with clear tape. The spare tire well was rusted out and cut away and patched with fiberglass. The tow hitch is not attached correctly for towing and has no wires (I used it for a bike rack). One mud flap is missing, he other is loose. The GT badge is not correct for this car. There should be a 142 badge, hich I have somewhere.
Engine problems:
At times the idle goes very high. The battery tray is rusted. The TPS wiring plug is broken and has been soldered back together. The MAP sensor has not been tampered with (which is somewhat rare on these cars)
Interior problems: the gauges do not seem to working well after storage. The volt gauge is not working, nd the BAT warning light is on (alternator is charging at 13.8v however). The temp gauge is not registering.(I get nervous driving a car without a working temp gauge). The defrost selector does not turn on the correct vents (fan motor was replaced and works, owever). The fuel gauge is intermittent. The sun roof latch flaps around, he door panels do not fit well, he window crank falls off, he drivers vent window is loose in the open position. The map pocket is loose on the drivers side. The plastic steering column surround is cracked. The seat backs rattle.
Tires have slow leaks (but ok tread).