Rusty RoadTripper: 1966 Volvo 122S Amazon

It was a long week, and now you’ve got plans to drive north across the Golden Gate Bridge and get outta town.  What do you drive?  A classic 911…nah, too expensive.  A Volkswagen Van…too hipster.  A classic Mustang…too common.  How about a 1966 Volvo 122S Amazon offered for $3999 in Burlingame, CA via Craigslist.

This isn’t a perfect museum piece 122S that will get you awards at the next Concours d’Onepercenter in Palo Alto — quite the opposite, in fact.  It is a brawler, a street fighter that will look just as good cruising down the 880 in Oakland or double parked in front of Heinold’s First and Last Chance Saloon.

Under the hood is a  B18 inline-4 that is attached to an M40 manual gearbox and is claimed to run/drive great. 

See a better way to drive a classic?