Monday, December 12, 2016

Auction Watch: 1966 Volvo 122S Amazon

Find this 1966 Volvo 122S Amazon here on eBay bidding for $7,100 reserve-not-met with 3 days to go, located in Phoenix, AZ.

From eBay:

I purchased this Amazon in Kingman, AZ after it had been setting for approx 30 years.   The then owner told me it was being driven back to Berkley, CA from somewhere in the Midwest by its original owner, a Berkley college professor when the Volvo failed.   The wagon had zero compression in the #3 and #4 cylinders due to holes in the top of the pistons.   The California plate was the old black with yellow letters/numbers and was last registered in CA in 1982.
Now, it is a mechanically sound and very strong running wagon with a new M41 tranny with J-type overdrive.   Both tranny and new B18 motor have less than 3000 miles on them.   Wagon has been in CA and AZ its entire life, so there is no rust.   Paint is original light avocado with perfect sections of patina.   Interior has been completely redone, including German square weave carpet, headliner/windlace, door panels, etc… Has updated stereo with USB port, water temp guage, 12volt outlet….dash has not been cut.   Everything works on this wagon, and I have driven this car on several road trips over 800 miles, without any issues whatsoever.   I would not hesitate to drive this Volvo anywhere.   Also comes with very rare NOS roofrack.  Has only run with premium unleaded and Castrol 20w50 with zinc-max additive. 

I have all of the documentation/receipts for all of this work and will forward contact info on the Volvo master-tech who completed this great wagon.

Primary Drive Train work:
Motor professionally built and installed by John Huizenga of Bullhead City, AZ
M41 Tranny and J-type overdrive built by reputable M41 tranny builder from California.  Installed by John Huizenga.
New B18 motor, B20 “R” spec  head, “D” cam (extremely strong motor approx 145hp)
Rebuilt SU dual carbs, K&N filters
Double-down exhaust manifold
New Exhaust
New M41 tranny,  “J” style OD unit
Clutch, PP, TO bearing
Clutch slave with lines
Pertronix module
Bosch blue coil
Plugs, wires, distributor cap
Fuel pump, filter, lines

Other New Items:
Drive shaft-balanced
Pinion seal
Tires, shocks
Powder-coated wheels
Top-out straps
Ball joints
Radiator, belts/hoses
Tie rods
Battery, Generator (rebuilt)
Voltage regulator
Brakes, wheel bearings, cylinders, master cylinder
SWF turn signal switch
Dimmer switch

There is no warranty implied or offered on this vehicle.
Buyer is responsible for shipping/insurance.
Arizona does not allow for license plate transfer.  Volvo has a clean AZ title.
I will only accept a cashier's check from a known bank to complete this transaction.  NO paypal, NO wiring of funds


  1. On Phoenix craigslist for $16,500.

  2. Nice car, wish it had A/C.

  3. I... am undecided on the two-tone pleather.

  4. Really solid looking car. We NEVER see stuff like this up in the snow belt (sigh...) Personally I like the upholstery. Nicely done, adds a bit of splash, and is period correct, if not manufacturer correct.

    What is that curved strap behind the read coil spring? Is it some sort of helper leaf spring for extra loads?


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