Rust Trip: 1968 Volvo Amazon 122S

This next vintage Volvo isn’t the right car for restoration, or for trying to keep as a minty clean survivor…no the tin worm is far too deep into its flesh. Unfortunately, what this car needs is a Viking funeral. And I get it, I’ve had cars with some rust, and it is always possible to remove that rust and get back to metal…but…this thing just looks like paint holding together iron oxide. However, the mechanical parts are in good shape (probably survived due to constant weeping of oil and grease) so take it on one last epic road trip. Pack the boot full of tools, spare fluids, boxes of 2-buck-chuck, and drive from California to the tip of the Patagonia peninsula, but you might want to reserve a plane ticket home, just in case. Or spend the 4 years and $15k removing the rust, the world is your oyster, my friend. Find this 1968 Volvo Amazon 122S offered for $3000 in San Francisco, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

1968 Volvo 122s
condition: fair
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 25000
odometer broken
paint color: white
size: full-size
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: sedan

Classic 2-door sedan. Rebuilt 1966 B-18 engine with approx. 25,000 miles (odometer not working).
Very drivable and dependable but significant body rust. Passenger compartment, engine compartment and trunk are all water-tight. Registered thru November 2021.
Glad to answer any questions.

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