​This Guy Is Making A Two-Stroke V8 Volvo Amazon Because Why Not?

You learn something new every day. And today, I found out that a company with the wonderful name Evinrude made a two-stroke V8 for use as an outboard motor back in the 80s. And now that motor is now finding a home in some Swede's Volvo Amazon.
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This Volvo Ad Probably Wouldn't Go Over Too Well With Female Buyers…

In case you didn't know this, men aren't the only ones allowed to buy cars anymore. Women do it too now, sometimes all on their own! But carmakers used to look at women in a very different way, as we can see from this Volvo ad that's straight out of the "First Couple Seasons Of Mad Men" playbook. » 3/09/13 9:00am 3/09/13 9:00am

Amazing 788 Horsepower Ferrari-Slaying Volvo Wagon Seeks New Owner

If you're an affluent car enthusiast who has always desired a vintage Volvo station wagon that has no problem embarrassing a new Ferrari in a straight line (who hasn't), you're in luck. The car you see here, which may be the only one in the world that fits this description, is currently for sale. » 3/25/12 11:00am 3/25/12 11:00am

For $9,500, Get Your Amazon On

Many equate Volvo with a rectilinear design aesthetic that affords the aerodynamics of a mid-century modern home. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe 122S may fly in the face of that paradigm, but does it also come with a price that's grounded in reality? » 2/27/12 8:00am 2/27/12 8:00am

Watch a Volvo wagon blow the doors off a Ferrari 458 Italia

A short list of things we'll never tire of: a glass of fine whiskey, the music of John Coltrane, the company of an intelligent woman, watching an old Volvo wagon outrun a Ferrari at a Swedish air force base. » 11/11/11 1:30pm 11/11/11 1:30pm

Sexy And Lethal Meets Lethal And Sexy

If looks could literally kill we'd take this classic Volvo Amazon, but in lieu of that the Handley Page Victor bomber's a nice choice for mass destruction. [Photo Credit: Adam Matheson/MathesonPhoto] » 9/27/10 1:30pm 9/27/10 1:30pm

When Life Hands You Lemons, Make Chili In Your Volvo's Valve Cover

We decided to hold the First Annual LeMons South Chili Cook-Off today, and the Best Chili Presentation trophy- if we had such a thing- would have to go to the Tunachuckers Volvo Amazon team. » 2/06/10 10:00pm 2/06/10 10:00pm


After yesterday's heartwarming Amazon rescue story, we might as well dive into some vintage Volvo marketing photography featuring our favorite old-time Swedish car, courtesy of VolvoAmazonPictures.se. » 12/27/09 1:00pm 12/27/09 1:00pm

DOTS Volvo Amazon Looks Crusher In The Eye, Crusher Blinks First!

Last summer, we saw this Down On The Street honoree VW Squareback get towed away and offered at auction. The penalty for attracting zero bidders? The Crusher! » 12/26/09 1:00pm 12/26/09 1:00pm

Swedish Sleepers, Part Two: The 500 HP Amazon

There’s nothing like internecine Scandinavian warfare when it comes to mad sleepers: hot on the heels of last week’s Saab 99 rocketship comes this Volvo Amazon. Definitely not your granddad’s Amazon. » 11/05/09 1:00pm 11/05/09 1:00pm

Race On! Burnt Amazon, Needlessly Complex Milano Back On The Track

We're racing again, this fine Sunday morning in South Carolina, and a couple of cars that seemed out for the duration are back in action! » 9/13/09 10:10am 9/13/09 10:10am

Tunachuckers Amazon Burns, BumperCam Catches The Action

I've built a successor to the original LeMons BumperCam camera, and the Heroic Fix Award-winning Volvo Amazon-driving Tunachuckers let me install it on their C pillar. Then their new B20 engine got a bit fiery. » 9/12/09 6:45pm 9/12/09 6:45pm

Twisting The Knife In The Guts Of Classic Volvo Lovers: Two Amazons…

What the heck, let's make today a real junkyard-stravaganza! While looking for Clunkerized machinery down on the junkyard, I ran across this pair of rust-free Amazons: one '65 coupe and one '67 sedan. » 8/29/09 3:00pm 8/29/09 3:00pm

1966 Volvo Amazon

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. We've seen a white 1966 Amazon coupe, and here's a matching sedan. » 7/26/09 9:00am 7/26/09 9:00am

1966 Volvo Amazon Gallery

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles parked on the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Some of you prefer the old-style galleries, so here's one for our latest Amazon. » 7/26/09 8:59am 7/26/09 8:59am

Some More Salt In The Wounds For You Amazon Lovers!

Just a few weeks ago, many of you wailed and gnashed your teeth over this junked Amazon wagon, and now I've found this Amazon coupe on Death Row. » 6/21/09 10:30am 6/21/09 10:30am

1966 Volvo Amazon Wagon

A few months back, I heard about a chrome-bumper Midget in a self-service junkyard an hour's drive from me. In need of many small parts for my personal Hell Project, I went to investigate. » 5/30/09 6:30pm 5/30/09 6:30pm

Heroic Tunachuckers Perform Amazon Engine Swap In 90 Minutes, Back In…

Last year's LeMons South Index Of Effluency Winners, the Tunachuckers '66 Volvo Amazon team, had to come off the track just before the People's Curse began. Things looked bad: seized engine! » 4/05/09 1:30pm 4/05/09 1:30pm