The Amazon Wagon is hands down, one of our favorite station wagons. They maintain the sporty characteristics of the 122S Sedans with some serious practicality. If you find a decent example, there are many directions you could take and lots of help is available through a strong Owner’s Club. The first thing you do is get an IPD catalogue or one of the many other suppliers of performance parts for Volvos. Take this featured Wagon that you’ll be able to buy for a good price. It is in remarkable condition with a really nice interior. The paint might not be the best but Pebble Beach isn’t the goal. Read More
Yes, this might be the nicest, over-restored Volvo 122S in the world but we can’t imagine paying $21,500 for it. Can’t believe we just wrote that because this happens to a bucket list car for us. We love them madly. Our intrepid car-finder and friend has a similar car except (a big except) it is mostly original right down to the first family’s USA pictorial travel stickers adorning the rear side glass. They are like Scout badges and very cool. We are sure you could get repros and paste them on this Volvo’s window but that would be shameful.
Okay, so nothing is perfect except maybe this Volvo 122S. We are no strangers to the 122S and this one just has no weakness that we can see from the detailed pictures. The light green exterior with dark green interior was quite popular back then. The seats look great and were years ahead of other car seats of the period in comfort and support. The B20 engine is durable as ever and coupled to a 4-speed plus overdrive and you have a great highway cruiser. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More