Someone’s proud of the their car’s heritage; maybe their own too, but I suspect not. This 145 appears to be from about 1971-1972, with the revised grille and diagonal line across it. För Sverige – i tiden.
Sweden. Estonias flag is different. Volvos are swedish cars.
I know, I was just trying to be cute. Except for the film ‘Encino Man’ we never really hear anything about those Baltic lands. Chillin’ with the Weeeasel buuuudy!
Yeah, that movie is accurate enough 😀 I’m from Estonia, what do you want to hear?
Oregon, USA. Just look at the front license plate.
The car itself ORIGINS from Sweden. Nobody cares where it drives at the moment.
I quit trusting what I see with the advent of photoshop. I’m sure you didn’t photoshop this because 4/1 is over and you would have told us. I think I’ll through my lot in with the commenters above. Oregon USA
Have the Chinese commenced retrofitting Volvos now?
I have some shots of a Saab 900S with a similar treatment. What – like nobody knows that they’re Swedish cars?
I was actually talking with someone who seemed like a car guy, who thought they were German. And a friend, who owns a 245 and had lived briefly in Sweden about 30 years ago, didn’t know about either the Ford or China/Geely connections. in the mid-80’s I taught a motorcycle safety class at a local school. Many of our students were teens who are required to take the course to get a 2-wheeled license in California. I still remember one boy who walked out onto the riding range on the first day and saw the class bikes: ” Wow, I didn’t know Honda made motorcycles!”.
I know Saabs & Volvos are from Sweeden (Saab is from Trollhatten).
145 wagons came in that color blue, I had one. Solved drivability issues with “winter” and “summer’ carbs.
Some of the 140 series were also manufactured in Canada. So Swedish (at that time) manufacturer, Canadian assembly plant and Oregon plates, as wstarvingteacher wrote
It’s quite likely that this one was built (well…assembled) in Halifax, NS. Volvo operated an assembly plant there for more than 30 years to take advantage of the 1960’s Auto Pact between Canada and the US.
Wikipedia has a short article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volvo_Halifax_Assembly
Why not? Minis owners can get away with giant British flags on the roof. Though the new one should’ve had German flags instead. Now, it’s time for newer Volvos to be emblazoned with giant Chinese flags.
That car cries out for Prancing Moose decals on the front fenders.
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