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. […]
This car comes as a tip from Zach who writes: The RazzleDazzle paint theme is surprisingly not too bad. Will certainly go for more than the 5k start, but would be a fun DT. Yes, the razzle dazzle is something special, but I’d daily drive that! Find this 1967 Volvo Amazon 123GT bidding for $5900 […]
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.
The Amazon (called the 120-series outside of Sweden) is a 50’s styled classic Volvo that makes a compelling case for a starter classic due to its simple ruggedness and basic reliability. Today’s example has ditched the simple B-series 4-cylinder for a small block Chevy V8 mated to a TH350 slushbox…which is the basic formula for every hot rod ever built, but gets the job done. Find this 1968 Volvo 122 Amazon bidding for $3050 in Bradenton, 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 […]
This next car comes from tipper Erik202 who writes: Apart from being a pretty decent looking Volvo wagon this ad features the age old bargaining technique of threatening prospective buyers. I mean it happens all the time but this guy seems to double down on the price going up if the car goes to auction and […]