1966 Volvo Amazon 122S
Story and History
While we are well known for Porsches, we are car nuts, and honestly, we can’t pass on rare time capsules as they rarely surface. We most certainly have had some old survivors over the years, and this Swedish beauty is simply amazing in it’s all original state.
The Amazon (so dubbed by the Swedes in homage to the Amasons, a group Wikipedia describes as fierce female warriors from Greek mythology) is essentially a more upright and practical drivable Volvo compared to, let’s say, the more sporty later P1800 examples. Powered by the four-cylinder 1,778 cubic centimeter displacement B18 from the factory, this is just charming to drive; it’s all you would ever need on your afternoon tour. Available in 2-door, 4-door, and station wagon the 122S most appreciated in this 2-door version. The Amazon in its two-door configuration, with twin SU carburetors and 122 horsepower, was a darling of international rally competitors throughout Europe in the late 1950s and through the 1960s. Full of 1960’s amenities with full adjustable front seats, three-point seat belts, dashboard grab handle, two speed wipers, glove box light, and a cigarette lighter all lend to a comfortably retro experience.
Sitting here in our showroom this Volvo is getting more attention than many of the Porsches in house, and BTW not all of the Porsches here are present on our website. Bottom line: This Volvo presents incredibly well in its beautiful original color scheme, and I’ve heard many of our visitors say as they look and admire, “go find the other one”.
Original Bill of Sale
Two Owners from New
Original Plastic on the Door Cards from Delivery
Original Paper Bags on Visors from Delivery
All Original Paint
All Original Interior