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1968 Volvo Amazon 131 B18

Sale price: £7,000.00 make an offer

Car location: Weybridge, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Volvo
Model: Amazon 131 B18
Year: 1968
Type: Standard Car
Mileage: 30,650
Transmission: Manual
Drive side: Right-hand drive
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1968 Volvo Amazon 131 B18 for sale

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  • 1968 Volvo Amazon 131 B18
  • 1968 Volvo Amazon 131 B18
  • 1968 Volvo Amazon 131 B18
  • 1968 Volvo Amazon 131 B18
  • 1968 Volvo Amazon 131 B18
  • 1968 Volvo Amazon 131 B18
  • 1968 Volvo Amazon 131 B18
  • 1968 Volvo Amazon 131 B18
  • 1968 Volvo Amazon 131 B18

For sale by auction on Saturday 08 March 2014 with Historics at Brooklands. Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit. Weybridge. Surrey. Call 01753 639170
In 1956. a prototype of a new passenger car from Volvo was
released. The car became known as the Amazon in Sweden and 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. Technically. there was no difference between the
two models although the doors were longer on the new two door model
to make it easier to get into the rear seat. The rear side windows
could be opened at the rear edge to improve ventilation. The two
door version was somewhat lighter; it was also regarded as a
sportier version and was therefore used in competitions. both
within the rallying and motor racing fraternity.

Presented today is an ex concours award winning 1780cc Volvo Amazon
131 B18 (badged 121 which designates engine size) in remarkable
condition. The coachwork is presented in the original sand colour
and retains excellent panel lines including sharp door skin returns
and original spot welds visible on the wheel arches. Apart from a
stitching repair to the passenger seat. the matching tan trim
including the correct rubber mats and dashboard. may be described
as excellent. This UK supplied Amazon was originally sold by the
Brooklands Motor Co. Ltd. St John's Wood. London. on 3rd April 1968
and the original sales invoice is within the beautifully prepared
history file. Of note is the hand written letter from the supplying
dealer to the new owner. dated 24th April 1968. Also within the
file are old MoT test certificates dating from March 1981. an
owner's handbook. a service booklet and records of the concours
results.

Only two previous owners are recorded on the UK registration
document. the first owner being a Mr. C E Brixley who owned the car
until 1983. We are advised that the car will arrive at the
sale with a fresh MoT test certificate and valid Historic road fund
licence.

This is a remarkable and handsome Amazon that any collector would
be proud to own and with a keen estimate must surely represent an
ideal opportunity for the Amazon enthusiast.

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