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1968 Volvo 122S (Amazon)
(This page has been prepared by the NZ  ex-owner of this car, webmaster Jim Hekker)

 




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Description



In 1956 Volvo brought out the 120 series, or the Amazon as it was known in Sweden. This was a unitary construction saloon, fitted initially with a 1600cc 4-cylinder (B16). These cars followed in the tracks of the PV’s, also doing well in rallying and saloon racing, including several raced in New Zealand. The 123GT variant is the most sought after, with a high-performance engine and “sporty” accessories. The last Amazon came off the production line in 1970 with a 2 liter B20 engine. An estimated 12 roadworthy Amazons are in NZ, half of them 2-door models. This particular 122S has a special 2-Litre B20 engine installed, with a big-valve head, HD oil pump, "K" camshaft, twin carbs, improved radiator, alternator, M46 remote-gearbox with electrical overdrive, lowered suspension, specially built exhaust system, widened wheels, 60 series tyres, etc. This is not a standard Amazon ! Warning; this car has no power steering and parking is heavy, strong arms are essential.

Other 120 series models:
121/122S  4d sedan, 1583 & 1778cc
130/131/133  2d sedan, 1778 & 1986cc
123GT  2d sedan, 1778cc
210  5d estate, 1583 & 1778cc

Notes:
121 had one carburettor, 122S had two carburettors

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122S (Amazon)
1968
4 cylinders, 2.0Ltr, B20S, 2x SU's
125hp (estimated)
Unleaded 96Petrol
4 speed Manual, with electric O/D 
Discs front, Drums rear, brake servo front
Superlite Alloys 6x15 (Performance)
195x60R15
4
Red
Radio

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