Lot 131 - 1966 Volvo Amazon Estate
|Odometer reading||12,402 miles|
|Estimate||£8,000 - £10,000|
|Result||Sold - £9,520|
In 1956, a prototype of a new passenger car from Volvo was released. The car became known as the Amazon in Sweden but badged the 121 and 122S on the export market. In September 1961, yet another version based on the 121/122S was presented, a two door saloon. This version was an eagerly awaited model, particularly by the Swedish market, as Sweden was a typical market for two door cars at that time. The station wagon (estate) version was introduced at the 1962 Stockholm Auto Show and Volvo manufactured 73,000 examples between 1962 and 1969. The Amazon estate featured a two-piece tailgate with the lower section folding down to provide a load surface and the upper section that hinged overhead. The vehicle's rear license plate, attached to the lower tailgate, could 'fold up' such that when the tailgate was lowered and the vehicle in use, the license plate was still visible. The Amazon platform was used as the basis for the P1800 and 1800ES.
This award winning Amazon Estate was originally registered on 6th April 1966 and the previous owner had owned the car for 17 years. The coachwork is in excellent order as is the interior trim which appears to be original. Mechanically, these Volvos are very robust; this example had a re-conditioned engine fitted some eight years ago. The under bonnet area and chassis are in splendid order and the overall condition of LWB 102D is excellent. Supplied with a V5 registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until March 2016, this Volvo Amazon Estate drives as good as she looks.
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