Considering they have just the right mix of semi-sportiness and stylish good looks (admittedly subjective), I know I’m not alone in appreciating the Volvo 120 series, also known as “Amazons.” This one-family example appears to be in pretty good shape despite having covered an estimated 200,000 miles (the odometer stopped functioning a long time ago according to the seller). It’s for sale here on eBay where bidding hasn’t reached the reserve yet, which isn’t surprising as it’s only up to $1,005 as I write this. Despite the California plates, the Volvo is currently in Guffey, Colorado.
The seller reports two spots of rust; one in a bolted on rear reflector and the other is in the base of one of the front fenders. The original paint is still present and can almost undoubtedly be shined up. The seller tells us that his mother purchased the car new from a dealer in California. I hope they have records–how cool it would be to go through over 50 years of maintenance and repair!
The chrome certainly looks nice in these pictures, and the car just presents itself well. These Volvos are known to be long lasting little cars,, and I suspect this one is no exception.
There are some issues on the inside. The headliner is missing, the passenger seat was removed for some reason, but comes with the car, and the dash pad is both cracked and warped. I can imagine this looking quite respectable with only a little bit of work!
The seller mentions that the car is tuned for sea level and doesn’t run that well up in Colorado at 9,000 feet up! I can believe that, having run into issues sometimes with SU’s on Triumphs (yes, those are British carburetors you see) when I go up into the mountains here. The seller also mentions the need to replace the line going to the slave cylinder, which is cracked. After looking at this shot, I’m not sure about the “original paint,” although the color the car is in now is very attractive to me. Shoot, I’d love this one! Jesse, Josh, I know you guys like Amazons, and this isn’t THAT far from where you are…another BF project car? What do you readers think?