Posts Tagged ‘122S’

Be Right Back – 1962 Volvo 122S

June 17, 2016

Back when there wasn’t much in the way of affordable sporty sedans for North American drivers, Volvo was one of the only choices. BMW was only just beginning to emerge from its odd super-luxury/super-economy strategy with the New Class 1500, Alfa was great but not as maintenance-free as most Americans wanted, and the American successes of Datsun were just a glint in their daddy’s eye. Debuting in 1956 with Chrysler-aping styling, by 1962 the 122S sported a dual-carburetor, 1.8-liter engine good for about 95hp. Let’s take a look at this 1962 Volvo 122S for sale for $2450 in Belmont, CA.

1962 Volvo 122S left front

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Finally – Volvo 122S Wagon

September 9, 2015

Does your “friend” want a European classic car? The one who doesn’t have a lot of time to mess around with things like “maintenance”, “strange noises”, and “aging luxury features”, but a Beetle is too common? Or maybe your “friend” likes the classic car aesthetic, but you don’t really think they’re up to the lifestyle? What you your friend needs is a starter classic – a car to see if the noise, vibration and general harshness is tolerable, even enjoyable, and fits into the rest of life. A Volvo 122S might be the droid you are looking for. Check out this 1965 Volvo 122S Wagon for sale for $3950 in Berkeley (where else?), CA.

1965 Volvo 122S Wagon right rear

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1800 Sedan – 1967 Volvo 122S

October 24, 2014

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

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