Rally Aspirations: 1967 Volvo 123GT

1967 Volvo 123GT

Part of me still wants another Amazon. I love everything about them. Well, except for that rear tapered axle! They are simple, rugged, and good looking. A ’69 may be the best year to get with their larger engines, dual circuit brakes, and headrests, but the 123GT is the most collectible variant of the car. It was outfitted with the higher compression B18 from the 1800 and featured lots of rally inspired touches such as driving lamps, dash mounted tach, and a sport steering wheel! This one found here on eBay is tempting, but it is going to need a lot of work before it’s going to see any hard driving. It’s also located in Canada – which isn’t a surprise because there were a lot more of these sold up there. Still, if bidding doesn’t get much higher, this could be a great project. Dang, maybe I should have kept our 122 project after all… Thanks goes to Charles H. for the tip!

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Comments

  1. JohnM

    The same seller also has a RHD rally built 142 with a bonus parts car included. The 142 is in MUCH better shape than that 123, and it’s currently going for less.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/271932694225?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    • jim s

      yes the 142 seems like a better deal, unless the bidding takes off. great finds.

  2. Olaf E

    Sure, the 142GT is a good deal, but to me the 123GT is a great deal too, designs are totally different (different generations).

    Good thing the seller explaines that the white 142 is the Rally car and the blue one is the parts car. :)

    11 Bids and just $ 900 for the 142 and over $ 1,500 for 123GT 17 bids and both 2 days left before auction closes. Will the 142 be a cheaper way to explore one’s Rally Aspirations?

    Since both cars are located in Canada and the 142 drove the Targa Newfoundland Rally, here is a link of a story about a 142GT project Down Under, inspired by the (mayby more 142’s have driven this rally, but the guy writes the) Canadian 142 in the Targa New Zealand Rally.

    http://volvoadventures.com/142GT.html

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