V8 Powered: 1968 Volvo 122 Amazon
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.
From the seller:
Up for sale is a 1968 volvo amazon 122 powered by a completely rebuilt 355 ci small block chevy backed with a tci TH350 rebuilt transmission down a new custom driveshaft to the dana rear axle with a new set of 4:56 gears. The car was professionally customized by bad iron in bradenton fl with all quality parts including a complete painless harness, custom firewall, custom trans, tunnel, custom grilles, custom dash, trim removed, full exhaust out the rear, new gel battery moved to the rear, new upholstery on the seats, 2 new sets of sfi approved seat belts (just bought so there in date) seat belt harness bar, jeggs brake control, new bushings, shocks and springs. really to much to list.
The hard work on the car is finished it needs some of the gauges hooked up and door panels installed (i have the stock ones) the car was painted but has set around for many years on the back burner so it has some spots that need redone to be perfect. This is a small project car but its a running driving car, it does seem to run hot setting in the hot florida traffic so you may need a better fan and it needs a new o ring on the upper radiator hose neck.(small leak) before you drive it far. The lights are wired and work the car charges and has new tires but should be replaced do to there age. Please fill free to take a look at the car here in bradenton florida. Clean florida title. thanks for bidding
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Love a v8 Amazon, I’d prefer an LS and 6speed if I were building one for me.