Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Threats and Ultimatums: 1967 Volvo 122S Wagon

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 giving a time limit on the deal which seems to be another oft used trick of negotiation when you have zero leverage. Find this 1967 Volvo 122S Wagon offered for $9000 in SF Bay Area, CA via craigslist.



From the seller:


1967 volvo 122s 
condition: good 
cylinders: 4 cylinders 
drive: rwd 
fuel: gas 
odometer: 15000 
paint color: red 
size: compact 
title status: clean 
transmission: manual 
type: wagon 
Hello Craigslist,

Up for sale is my 1967 Volvo 220 or 122s wagon. 

*Body work and paint done by previous owner 2 years ago. Not perfect but looks very good and presentable as a daily driver.

*Overdrive transmission and 1974 b20f (runs unleaded fuel and has larger exhaust ports for more efficient flow) very peppy drivetrain, while also noted as being the most reliable engine ever built. 30mpg fully loaded. 8 bolt crank, double wound valve springs, 2 - 1 manifold and exhaust

*1968 seats with headrests

*Retractable seat belts

*Newer brakes and tires

BRAND NEW TIMING GEAR AND ALTERNATOR! just put over 1k into getting this engine bulletproof. Will last 100k miles without any issue!!!

The rear main seal was replaced with rubber, as well as the front seal during timing gear replacement. The car does not leak a single drop of oil or any other fluid.

*Carbs have been cleaned and tuned

I purchased the car in Seattle, drove it all the way down to Orange County, then back up to SF recently. It is now located in Salinas, Ca. I am willing to deliver anywhere. The car doesn't miss a beat..

For my full asking price I will throw in a box of rare parts that have been used in other builds fetching near 15k dollars! 
This is a very nice vintage Volvo for a very reasonable price. Please text me with any questions. I will get more pictures up by the end of the week

Thanks for looking and happy motoring

If not sold by the end of next week, it will go to auction. I'm anticipating it will fetch any where from $11-15k based on past auction on bring a trailer. I would prefer a cash sale so, $9000 cash this week only.



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6 comments:

  1. Very nice longroof, and a classic that I think you could live with as semi-daily driver, in many environments. I like the marque-consistent upgrades that were made (high-backed seats and the later 2.0L engine). The mechanical photos give confidence that it has had good care. I would want to examine the "bodywork" done by the previous owner. Mediocre paint doesn't bother me, but Bondo would. $9K feels like strong money, but sadly the market has been driven up over the last several years. At least part of the blame for that lies with "that other site" that the seller is threatening us with.

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