Friday, January 20, 2017

Teal Steal: 1965 Volvo Amazon 122

The Volvo Amazon (called the 120 series outside of Sweden due a complicated lawsuit involving a German company with the rights to the name Amason) was the more practical, more upright but still cool older sibling of the P1800 sports car, to which it donated its engine, transmission, and suspension options.  For decades the Amazon was an under appreciated classic that could be owned for next to nothing, but classic car collectors have started to recognize the value and prices are up...mostly.  Find this 1965 Volvo Amazon 122 offered for $3,000 near Louisville, KY via craigslist. Tip from Zach Z.

With a running/driving B20 engine and 4-speed manual gearbox this car looks like a decent deal for the simple asking price.  See a better deal on an old beater?


  1. This post deserves at least one comment! Looks like a nice honest Amazon that has lived a normal life, never falling into the hands of anything other than a regular owner. If it truly is solid, as the ad claims, then $3K for an overdrive and B20 equipped Amazon is a great deal.

  2. For those looking for something on the west coast, I came across this '66 this morning. The comments about the fuel cell in the trunk and the $$ spent while still being a planned non-op raise some questions, but it still might be worth investigating as most of the bits appear to be there.


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