CC Capsule: 1970 Volvo 164: Out to Lunch


The other day, a bunch of us at work ran out to the Greek place around the corner for a quick lunch. When we came out, this Volvo 164 was parked at the door. We all paused to gawk.


I felt sure that this 100,000-mile badge has been earned at least two times over. When new, this car represented Volvo’s entrance into the luxury-car segment with its six-cylinder power and leather seats.


I would like to have lingered and maybe talked to the owners when they returned, but my work buddies, who aren’t car guys, quickly lost interest. And since one of them drove, I followed, because I didn’t want to walk back to work.