Most of these cars had four-on-the-floor manual transmissions, but a 3-speed Borg-Warner automatic was available. This 145 came with that option.
Under the hood, the sturdy B20 pushrod engine, complete with twin SU carburetors. 25 years ago, I owned a '68 Volvo 144 sedan with this powertrain setup, and it was agricultural-equipment slow but very reliable.
This one has some mild rust in the usual spots for a California car that sits in the shade through too many rainy winters. I see quite a few of these cars during my junkyard travels, including this '68 142, this '68 144, this '69 142, this very rare '69 164, this '69 145, this '70 144, this '71 144, this '71 142, this '71 144, and this '72 145.
The advertising for the 140 focused on the longevity and toughness of these blocks of Göteborg iron.