1964 Volvo Amazon P122S
Engine: 4 cylinder 1800cc
Gearbox: Manual 4 Speed
Offered for sale we have what must be the finest Volvo Amazon left on the road today. First registered on the 27/7/1964 The first owner apparently worked for Volvo UK and kept the car until 1990.
At this point the car had been off the road for a few years and needed work. Paul Tsang purchased it and set about a complete restoration of the car which he completed to a very high standard in 1994. He used the car primarily as a show car over the next 12 years adding around 2000 miles to the overall total. Mr C Parker and his wife then purchased the car and extensively toured and displayed the vehicle including taking part in Volvos 80th birthday celebrations at the Gaydon motor museum. A regular at classic car show during this time it was maintained impeccably with many thousands spent yearly at Hastings Garage on replacing the brakes, suspension, regular underbody inspections and rectifications. A large cardboard box full of cups and awards from this time underlines just how impressive the car is.
Unfortunately, ill health forced the Parkers to sell the car in 2018 to their friend, Mr Webb and it is from his collection the car now available for purchase.
Today the car presents in the same condition it was when winning all those trophies in the late noughties/ early 2010’s. The paintwork has a wonderful deep gleam, and the chrome is nearly perfect. The interior is spotless and the whole car needs for absolutely nothing. It drives impeccably and I’m certain would need no further work to start winning trophies again.
The paperwork file starts with the cars original service book complete with stamps and ends with a full service, carburettor service and new front disk pads in July 2021. In the middle with have extensive parts invoices, MOT certificates and lots of extra information and parts catalogues relating the 122 series of Volvos. There is also the previously mentioned box of trophies and a further box full of useful spares. Other replaced items of note are the clutch in 2010 and steering box in 2012.
The odometer now indicates the car has completed around 205,000 miles which is quite an impressive number for a classic. This being a Volvo, should we really be surprised!