While former writer for Hooniverse, Alex Kierstein, is selling his beloved 1967 Volvo Amazon, another Volvo Amazon popped up on Craigslist recently, and it is a whole different animal. While the Volvo that Mr. Kierstein is selling is a well loved original, this Volvo is anything but… Would you find it appealing, or appalling?
According to the Craigslist Listing:
1965 volvo 122s “amazon” body car is drivable right now and on the road. lots of mods: small block chevy 350 engine with block hugger headers, wieland intake, mallory distributor, gear drive cam, manual valve body 350 turboglide trans with ratchet shift, narrowed ford 8.8 rear end;4-10 ring gear with competition engineering ladder bar/coil over suspention, custom welded in sub-frame connectors and shock cross member welded in, large fuel cell and custom made battery box in trunk, body has been gone over by pro body guy, new wire harness, really nice bucket seats up front and stock back seat that i planned on covering. has a tiny dent where the old fuel fill is, needs interior carpet, needs new brake light switch.
The transmission is stated to be a Turboglide, which makes this a rare setup indeed. My family once owned a car with a Turboglide Automatic, and the shifts were smooth, as you could never tell if the car went into high gear of not. I would never equate this transmission with performance, but what the hell… Asking price for this modified Amazon is $4,800. See the Tampa Bay Craigslist Listing here, and tell me if you think this Volvo is anywhere as desirable as Alex’s.