November 27 in Swedish History
1967: Volvo presents their station wagon in the 144 series, a series the car manufacturer had begun producing in the late summer of 1966. The series followed the Volvo Amazon, and it was the first Volvo to use a tri-digit nomenclature, indicating series, number of cylinders and number of doors.

Thus, a "144" was a 1st series, 4-cylinder, 4-door sedan. The 144 was the first Volvo to feature a more rectilinear or boxy styling. Compared to the Volvo Amazon, the 140 was a radical departure with minimal exterior and interior carryover, notably a stylized version of the front split grille. The car's basic shape would survive into the 1990s as the 200 series.