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
cylinders: 4 cylinders
paint color: white
title status: clean
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.
See a better car for a coo
This is probably not the right one to get rust wise, but one of the coolest cars I’ve ever seen in person was one of these restomoded and painted in silver with an LS swap at the Good Guys show a number of years back.
Vikiing funeral! Flaming arrows flying out over the Bay, Kirk Douglas’ bear fur clad corpus strapped to the roof……..arrows land………..honor maintained
What? Where’s the rust? I live in the NorthEast, and don’t consider a car to be rusty until a wheel well is enlarged by at least six inches, or a window falls out. This thing has at least another three or four hard Winters left!
It’s got overdrive. The rust does not look that bad. vp-autoparts.com has any panel you need…. Now maybe offer 2/3rds asking, and enjoy it as a rolling resto.