A CAR which dominated the market in the 60s and 70s has been put on display at the Lakeland Motor Museum.

A tweet sent out by Drew Pritchard, presenter of TV’s Salvage Hunters, earlier this year resulted in a spike of interest online as fans described the Volvo 145 as 'stunning' and 'a proper work horse'.

The 46-year-old vehicle was donated by the same woman who also gifted a Humber Hawk estate to the museum earlier this year.

The museum's operations manager Chris Lowe said: “Sadly, we have been informed that the owner recently passed away. We are therefore very proud to display this vehicle, partly in tribute to her.

"This car is part of her legacy now and we send everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her, our very best wishes.”

The Volvo 145 Estate quickly established itself as the market leader in the UK for large estate cars from 1968, but finding one today in such an excellent condition is very rare.