Turn up the ABBA it’s 1973.
I came across what I believe to be a 1973 Volvo 142 and had to get a photo of it with my 73 SAAB. 1973 was the last year for the 96 in the U.S., and ‘74 was the last year for the 142. I’ve always thought the late model 142 had an almost Japanese look to it, one could have removed the volvo grille and put on one from a Toyota or Datsun and it would look right at home.
One can also see that even after its 1969 facelift, the 96 was starting to look distinctly old fashioned by the early 70s.