Vintage R&T Review: 1972 Volvo 164E – Now Fuel Injected, Depending On Where You Live

We’ve had a lot of Volvos in our current Saturday COAL series, but how about a vintage review of the newly fuel injected 1972 164E? Like so many cars of the time, the addition of fuel injection didn’t make them faster, but just helped to offset the reduced compression ratios and other aspects of increased regulations of the time. Somewhat curiously, the fuel injection was standard on 164’s sold west of the Rockies (due to CA’s tighter standards) and optional east of the Rockies.