I hate to admit it…but I love bad advertisements. The kind with poorly cropped portrait photos and zero description. Why? Lemme tell ya…the most expensive way to buy a used car is to pay for it on one of those crazy auction websites with detailed descriptions and photos and videos. The sellers are good, the […]
By Thor. Hark, fellow warriors! Gather ’round and hear the tale of a mighty Volvo Amazon Wagon up for auction! This car has been through many battles, having been passed down through the ages from an aunt to her young nephew, and now it rests on a car carrier, waiting to be unleashed once more! […]
I love a rusty ond pile of junk wagon as much as a next guy (trust me…) but woof, this Amazon wagon looks like a piece of chalk that’s been left out in the rain. It might be melting. On the plus side it has a B18 inline-4 and a 4-speed manual gearbox, so the […]
The Volvo 122S Amazon has been a budget hero for the average car guy for as long as I can remember, and even though the prices of everything is through the roof, you can still get a simple Amazon for a few thousand bucks. Expect the typical vintage car experience, complete with smiles and thumbs […]
This next car comes as a tip from Zach who kicks us off with some puns: The Dune-azon?Let’s be Frank (Herbert) about old Volvos. Old Spice is nice. Zendaya’s whip when not riding sand worms. Shall-I-may I introduce you to the 60s. Find this 1966 Volvo 122S offered for $3,500 in Everett, WA via craigslist. […]
The Volvo 122S Amazon has been a budget hero for the average car guy for as long as I can remember, and today’s example is additional proof that you don’t have to be a Rockefeller or Jeff Bezos’ side piece to drive something cool from the mid 60s. It’ll be helpful if you know how […]
The term honest classic doesn’t have a good definition in major established media, but if I were writing the Wikipedia article for the term, I’d use this next car for the cover image. It has the all the charisma and class you need to park next to a Mercedes 300SL without being embarrassed, but you could also take it shopping at Walmart and park next to a Honda…it really doesn’t care. Find this 1966 Volvo 122S offered for $6000 in Chico, CA via craigslist.
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.
This next car comes as a tip from Zach who writes: Needs a bit of love, but a number of pieces there. At current bid ($7.50) a fair price. Indeed…it is a complete basket case and will require a total restoration, but 123GT Amazons are rare and prices are appreciating…if you can find one. Even prices for the basic 122 Amazon are up, but scoring a 1 of 1500 ever built factory hot-rod 123GT for less than a Big Mac meal deal is a score. Find this 1968 Volvo 123GT bidding for $7.50 reserve-not-met with 4 days to go, located in Pensacola, FL via eBay.
This next car comes as a tip from Zach Z who writes: Pretty sure thats authentic barn-dust. But looks to be a great rolling resto candidate with a bunch of tasty. Parts on it already for a reasonable BIN. Find this 1967 Volvo 122S Amazon here on eBay bidding for $900 reserve-not-met with buy-it-now of $3500 located in Sisters, OR […]