I’m a big fan of the Volvo Amazon here. I love ’em all, from restored classics to lovingly maintained survivors to turbocharged, BMW-engined war machines, too. That’s why, when one of these shows up on Craigslist this close to home, I take notice.
This particular Amazon is listed as a Volvo 122S, and looks like a fairly clean example. I mean, it needs some TLC to be right, sure. Critically, however, it doesn’t seem to have any rust issues and seems to run and drive under its own power- that’s more than can be said for most 50+ year old cars!
Take a look at the listing, below, which includes the text from the seller’s original listing in case it disappears from the internet tomorrow. Once you’ve done that, let me know what you think of the seller’s “fair to good” evaluation of his 122S and the subsequent pricing in the comments section at the bottom of the page. Better, yet- let me know if you buy it!
1967 Volvo 122S – $3900 (Schaumburg)
The Volvo 122S (called an Volvo Amazon outside the US) are legendary for their durability. These were rallied and raced extensively and with much success! The car for sale is a 1967 2 door with a 4 speed manual transmission in factory red with black interior.
Originally this car came with a B18 engine but this one has been upgraded to a desirable later B20E with SU carbs. Has a newer AM/FM radio with CD that sounds very good! The car was repainted in the past in the original factory red color and while it looks decent at a glance – closer inspection does reveal some sub par body work and paint quality. The car has very good tires – recent brakes and runs and drives as it should. Hagerty’s valuation tool shows a value in fair condition at $4700. I’d say this car is fair to good but likely closer to fair condition. Asking a very realistic $3900.
Source | Images: Chicago Craigslist.