BF AUCTION: 1967 Volvo 122S

Sold For: $1,500

We were recently contacted by Reader Nathan G and his brother about helping them find new homes for their late father’s collection of cars. So, we are going to be auctioning off the collection, starting with this 1967 Volvo 122S. They have five more cars that need to go, so be sure to take a look at those as well! This Volvo is definitely a project, but they have the bulletproof B18 running. Unfortunately, it needs work to be driven, but it’s a great start! So, if you’d love to give this Volvo a new home, take a closer look and be sure to bid.

Their father didn’t tell them much about his cars so they, unfortunately, don’t know any of this car’s history. They know it has rust issues and that it’s going to need clutch and brake work to move under its own power. Thankfully, they were able to send over lots of photos of the car, including views of the worst of the rust. While it definitely has some issues, we’ve seen worse cars fixed back up to pristine condition.

Between our Rally Wagon, our 145 Wagon and the 122S we revived, you might say we have a little bit of hands-on experience with Volvos. And from those experiences, we’ve learned a few things about these cars. First, the engines are incredibly durable and robust, especially these B18s. We also discovered that new interior components are a challenge to come by, at least at a reasonable price. Values are on the rise though, so parts availability has already improved greatly. This one looks to be complete, but you are going to need to replace lots of soft parts. A few companies are making upholstery kits, so you should be able to get this one looking good again on the inside.

Here is the B18 I mentioned earlier in all of its tappy goodness! I’ve actually heard more than a few people compare these engines to a well-built sewing machine, both in durability and in sound. When properly tuned with the valves adjusted, they really aren’t any noisier than any other 4-cylinder from this era, but because of how dependable they are most are run long past their recommended maintenance intervals. And they tend to just keep on running, so it’s really no surprise that this one runs. While the engine bay needs lots of detailing and some work, it’s good to see that everything is original and that this car was equipped with the brake booster.

Getting this Amazon back on the road is going to require a lot of work, but it could be a great project for someone looking to learn and get their hands dirty. The family has set a low and very realistic reserve, as they realize it is in need of a lot of work. If you have any questions for them, please leave them in the comments or email us at Mail@BarnFinds.com and we will put you in touch with Nathan. Their father clearly had good tastes in automobiles, so stay tuned to see what else he had!

  • Location: Breckenridge, MN 56520
  • Mileage: 16,208 Showing on Odometer
  • Title: Clean
  • Transmission: Manual

Bid On This Vehicle

Sold for: $1,500
Register To Bid
Ended: Dec 18, 2019 10:05am
High Bidder: jgonzo24
Buyer Premium: 5%
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    jgonzo24 bid $1,500.00Dec 18, 2019 4:57pm
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    southofdave bid $1,400.00Dec 14, 2019 6:06pm
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    jgonzo24 bid $1,250.00Dec 12, 2019 4:50pm
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    southofdave bid $1,100.00Dec 12, 2019 11:28am

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Comments

  1. Howard A Member

    Here’s another great find, again, a $100 bid? That’s it? That’s crazy. Ok, the rust may turn some folks off, but certainly not wasted. These were great cars, and a 2 door. I think, there will always be high end classic car sales, it’s these “not so perfect” examples that will take a hit. Nobody even wants it for the treasure trove of parts here, that’s the real kicker.

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    • Josh Mortensen Josh Mortensen Staff

      Howard, that’s just the opening amount that we start most of the auctions at. Remember, you have early access as a member, so you might be seeing these auctions before the vast majority of our readers can even see it!
      The first bid put it past the reserve. Hopefully, the next owner will keep us posted on what they end up doing with it!

  2. Nick G

    The left rear fender is evidence of this being the second instance of major rot. The lifting of body filler, underneath the chrome strip is ominous.
    On the other hand, mechanically these were an extremely good design.

    “Irving currently holds the Guinness World Record for the highest vehicle mileage on a personal car, with over 3,000,000 miles on his 1966 Volvo 1800S! Irving estimates he drives over 100,000 miles per year visiting car shows, with the longest stretch in 1 trip being New York to Vancouver, Canada.”

  3. Rich nepon

    Watch for splits emanating from the bottom of the firewall up the inner fender. I had a few. Love driving them but rust kills them.

  4. jerry z

    This body style other than the P1800 is one I would like to own. Too many stokes in the fire right now!

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