Restoration of my Volvo Amazon 121
Here is a film with some pictures from the restoration of my Volvo Amazon
121 - 1966
I bought it when i was nineteen and have by a period of ten years stripped
it totally apart and then put it together again piece by piece. At the
beginning i had an idea about a modern motor and gearbox but when it all
was fitted in the car i changed my mind and replaced it with an original
B18 and turned the rest of the car into an original old stock look but the
way i wanted it. Today it is runnable and street legal but i had made me a
new list with parts and things i want to check out and replace with new
ones so where and when this project will end i can't say ;)
The modern drivetrain Spec:
Engine: Volvo B230F with 405 head
Gearbox: Volvo M47
Radiator: old SAAB 900 turbo
Back to basic drivetrain Spec:
Engine: Volvo B18
Modified: Airfilter box were brooken so i made an openair version of it
The Volvo Amazon is a mid-size car manufactured by Volvo Cars from 1956 to
1970 and introduced in the USA as the 122S at the New York International
Auto Show in April 1959.
The Amazon shared both the wheelbase from its predecessor, the PV, as well
as its tall posture and high H-point seating — while offering three model
configurations: 2-door sedan, 4-door sedan and wagon. In 1959 Volvo
provided front seat belts as standard equipment on all the cars, including
the export models, becoming the world's first manufacturer to take this
step — later becoming the first car featuring three-point seat belts.
When introduced, the car was called the Amason (with an 's'), which derives
from the fierce female warriors of Greek mythology, the Amazons. Kreidler,
German manufacturer of motorcycles had already registered the name, and the
two companies agreed Volvo could only use the name domestically (i.e.,
within Sweden), modifying the spelling to Amazon. Subsequently, Volvo began
its tri-digit nomenclature and the line became known as the 120 Series.
The Amazon was originally manufactured at Volvo's Lundby plant in
Gothenburg and subsequently at the company's Torslandaverken, which began
operating in 1964. By the end of production, 234,653 four-door models,
359,917 two-door models and 73,220 station wagons had been produced, 60% of
them for export — for a total of 667,791 vehicles.
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New 2015 Volvo XC90 review exterior interior & engineer interview at Volvo Ocean Race
Video from the world premiere XC90: http://youtu.be/hSvdCcBUOhw
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Sveriges häftigaste Volvo 2012 - Amazon 121 GTR
På Vallåkraträffen valdes Erik Hanssons nybyggda "121 GTR" ut av juryn
till det ärorika priset Sveriges Häftigaste Volvo 2012. I senaste numret
av Bilsport, nr 19, kan du läsa allt om bilen, rödmotorn på 3,0 liter
och byggteamet med Erik Hansson, Tobias Hedman och Eriks söner Linus och
Elias. Musik av audionautix.com