Not perfect but could be: ’68 Volvo 122S Wagon
We posted a rather nostalgic look back at a Volvo 240DL wagon just yesterday and then this beautiful precursor popped up. We are just enamored with the Volvo 122S. It is one of the most significant sedans/wagons of the 1960s in our opinion. And probably in the opinion of the advertising agencies that created the most memorable automobile advertising this side of Volkswagen and Doyle Dane Bernbach. It was Ally & Gargano who created the “Drive It Like You Hate It” ads that are in the Advertising Hall of Fame along with its creators. The images from that ad, and of course its message, stay with you. The 122S is a car that you can beat mercilessly and it will continue to forge on keeping you and your family safe in the process. And that is why the 122S wagon is one of our all-time favorite cars regardless of price. The 122S is a sporting platform to begin with. That coupled with a rather pleasant design that was inspired by Chrysler products of the same period. This one is in rare condition. Originally a Florida car that moved to California so we think it can be considered a California car according to the listing. That’s important because as much as we like 122s, they are rust magnets. The car has a $3000 repaint, new tires and new clutch. Engine was disassembled, cleaned and inspected with new wristpin bushings and cam gears installed. The transmission was also opened up and found to be in excellent condition. It runs and drives perfectly and everything works including the original radio Bendix according to the seller! Read and see more at the eBay auction by clicking here.