Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Pre-Brick: 1967 Volvo 122S Amazon

The Volvo 122S Amazon went into production in 1956 when fenders were bulbous and cars were slow, but somehow it managed to survive the axe through 1970.  Total production exceeded 667,000 vehicles and the "sporty" 2-door model proved the most popular.  Find this 1967 Volvo 122S Amazon offered for $800 near Seattle, WA via craigslist.  Tip from Zach Z.

Under the hood should be a version of Volvo's B-series inline-4 that puts out 86 horsepower and 103 ft-lbs of torque from its 1.8 liter displacement...however the seller admits that the engine/automatic-trans have been pulled from the car in preparation for it being turned into a rat rod.

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  1. Even with "some reassembly required" this looks like a good deal on a 122. If that body is solid, you just be a few weekends away from classic motoring. Find a manual gearbox while you are at it.

    1. Yeah, you can't pick up good set of body parts and rolling chassis for that price.

  2. Body looks really good. What would be the best Non-Volvo re-power to drop into this? Would this be an appropriate recipient for a Buick/Rover 215/3.5 V8? Or, is that narrow engine bay asking someone to take a Volvo/Yamaha 60-deg V8 mounted(the right way) into that skinny little engine bay??
    Those Yamaha V8s are always hooked up to front drivers, wonder if it could be hooked up to a rear mounted transaxle (Think early 60's Pontiac Tempest, or Porsche 928, or Corvette)? Nope, not a mechanic, or an engineer, but I am known for goading them into answering dumb questions like this!!

    1. Looks like its been done with the .. SHO version

    2. the Rover V8 is a not-so-rare swap in Europe, it's not that hard to fit. I'm swapping a 2.3-liter T5 from a first-gen C70 into my '67 122S, and that's a tight swap lengthwise. the inline 6 from the XC60/XC70 has the same length of a T5 so it can go well, too.

      as for the 60-degree transverse V8s, I'm not sure. the Yamaha V8 is not highly regarded among Volvo brick fans as it is considered fragile - same for the SHO V8. the Noble version of the Yamaha V8 has significant changes, such as a high number of forged parts. if V8 is a must, the 215 is the easy way to go... or the good ol' SBC.

  3. S52?
    B234FT or B6304F to keep in in the family?
    There are plenty of swedish builds with cray-cray engines - look around.

    1. Gimme Hilmerson's Volvo Powered Manta anyday!
      (You'll have to skip to about 2:45 to get to the serious bits)

  4. Ripe for an electric conversion. Someone find a wrecked fiskar or something to Frankenstein into this.


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