Rare bird: ’71 Volvo 142 Coupe
You don’t see many of these somewhat indestructible 142s in this kind of condition. particularly after it has already covered 178,000 miles. But we know from the intrepid traveler and mileage maker, Irv Gordon, this one shares DNA with one that has gone 3 million miles. It is just getting warmed up. The color combo is nice and yes, it can use some sprucing up. Same for the exterior where a little rust inside the trunk lid is poking in but nothing that can’t be stopped in its tracks. The dash is crack-free and we love the thermometer band speedo. Very 70s. We’ve seen many of these over the years converted into a very robust and successful rally or event car. Since this isn’t going on the lawn at Pebble any time soon why not use this as a blank canvas for some serious running machine. Use your imagination. Call IPD and scour the internet for inspiration. Slam it, black steelies, driving lights galore. Okay maybe not slam it. Click here for the eBay auction. If you want it, consider asking for a Buy It Now price to end it early.