25 Years: ’66 Volvo 122S Wagon
Admittedly we are station wagon aficionados. We applaud their versatility and in most cases, the long roof design. Couple that appreciation with one of our favorite utilitarian cars – the Volvo 122S – and you have a car we believe would be a welcome addition to anyone’s household. We are not at all suggesting that this particular example or any other become someone’s garage or trailer queen, but rather an adventure mobile. This is a car you make as reliable as possible using methods learned 40 years after it was originally built. By that we mean, throw in a Petronix igniter, new halogen headlights running through Daniel Stern’s excellent relays, clean all the grounds and make sure there good, change the fuses, plugs, anything that might go. Then we would tighten up the suspension and replace the shocks with Konis or Bilsteins. Finally new brakes and tires. Then take the family camping somewhere far from home. Take lots of Instagram pictures and make your friends jealous. When you get home, take it to Soccer games, Home Depot wherever. You’ll appreciate it because it is a car you can figure out without consulting a manual. This 122S we found has received some recent mechanical work so it should be a runner from the start. The seller has owned it for 25 years and states the maplight doesn’t work. You won’t need Dieter or Enzo to help you figure out that one. It looks great in what we think might be Code 91 Light Green with Green interior but it could also be Code 84 Golden Yellow from the dash shot. The seller is asking $9,000 and you can reach him/her by clicking here.