1956 Volvo launched one of its most successful model ranges, the
"Amazon" series. Starting with the 121 and 122 models the
Amazon range soon established itself as a comfortable, reliable and well
built car which also introduced new levels of safety equipment. The
range continued to expand from 1956 with numerous models including 121,
122, 122S, 122 (updated and designated B18), 131,133S, 133, 221/222 and
finally in 1968 the 123GT "sports" version. Production of only
the 2-door models of the Amazon continued until 1970
The 123GT is a special version of the 2 door chassis (130) with high
compression B18B engine, M41 4 speed + overdrive transmission, fully
reclining seats, front fog and driving lights, alternator, fender
mounted mirrors on some models, special steering wheel, special dash
with shelf and rev counter.
Production figures wasn't Volvo strongest
point and it is believed that around 1500 were produced in 1967 and 1968
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