The Volvo Amazon was built from 1956 through 1970 and sold as the 121/122S/123GT outside of Sweden. It was the hard working and industrious older brother of the P1800/1800S/1800ES sports
car, to which it donated its engine, transmission, and suspension
options. Available as a coupe, sedan or wagon the Amazon makes a cool vintage driver for a reasonable price. Find this 1964 Volvo 122S Amazon Coupe offered here on eBay currently bidding for $2,550 reserve-not-met with 6 days to go, located in Milington, NJ.
The Amazon features round pontoon styling reminiscent of the ’50s American cars and it features prominent pontoon fenders up front and small tail fines out back. The design is a piece of Jan Wilsgaard’s early work, before he lost his french curve and was forced to do the Volvo 140/240 series designs with only his trusty straight edge.
Under the hood of this thing is a Volvo B18 4-cylinder engine that makes
95 horsepower from its 1.8 liters of displacement. The B18 used a
robust 5 main bearing design and is legendary for its ability to
withstand years driving to/from college campuses, tattoo parlors and
ironic hat stores.
The interior of this blue machine is in great shape, clearly someone has put some effort into restoring this interior because there is almost zero chance that a 50 year interior would look this good even if it were stored in a vacuum. The only thing the seller claims is wrong with the car is that the horn does not work and there are two places showing surface rust.
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