1800 Sedan – 1967 Volvo 122S

Before Volvo’s primary reputation was as a safe, sensible car, thanks to stunts like stacking them for ads, they were practical yet sporty cars that could safely haul the family around in a bit of style during the week, while being fun on the back roads on the weekend. And in gentler climates, people still use them that way today. And if you’re going to do that, you might as well not use a pristine exmaple – find one that’s mechanically in order, but cosmetically good to fair. Like this 1967 Volvo 122S for sale for $2200 in St. Helens, OR.

1967 Volvo 122S left front

Said to be dependable and fun to drive, this is a final-year four-door sedan (two-door cars continued through 1970). It’s equipped with a B18 engine with a single Weber two-barrel carburetor, later head and aluminum intake. There are near new tires, and the car is said to do just fine in poor weather conditions. The primrose yellow color suits it quite well, as it does many 60s-era cars.

1967 Volvo 122S right side

That said, there are some issues. Among those are rust, as you can see here, and some needs the seller describes in non-mechanical terms, including a clutch gasket, some gaskets on the engine, and a system flush. Perhaps this is all to say it doesn’t run smoothly and has some leaks. Hopefully it’s just a question of oil leaks and some fuel/ignition work. Assuming none of the rust is critical, you could attend to the mechanical issues and end up with a reliable, attractive daily driver you don’t have to worry about every time you need to park or go out in bad weather.


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