Be Brave, Part 2: ’64 Volvo 122S
It is no secret we like a good Volvo 122S. There are plenty of them out there to choose from in all states of restoration or disarray. Unfortunately, many 122S sedans or wagons have been treated to poor quality repair or restoration efforts. A fate many previously thought disposable cars have suffered. Therefore, wouldn’t it be best to find one before it got in the hands of someone who might mistreat it? Today’s second installment of Be Brave is Grandpa’s 122S, 2-door, 4-speed sedan purchased new while on vacation in Sweden and brought back to California. We like good stories. The seller states the car has been kept in the family basement for 12 years. It still wears its California black plates and that is always a signal that good things might come to those who find a car that has been stored in a basement. We don’t know much, other than the interior is said to be in great shape. The exterior looks like it might be able to look presentable. Who knows until you get close. The gap between the front fender and the passenger door leading edge looks a little big. Volvo’s dark grey with red interior is a nice combination. The wheel covers are dreadful but that can be fixed without too much trouble. The big deal here is if the engine turns. If it is frozen and a rebuild is in order, things sort of mount up pretty quick. Then again, they are easy to do and performance upgrades are available. But the $7500 asking price will have to share the burden if that bad news is in fact what we are dealing with. On Craigslist by clicking here.