Hi. Hey. How are you? You seem well. You look, and you’ll excuse me for being a little forward here, like you could use a 1962 Volvo Amazon for $550.
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.
There's only one rule: If you have three road racers from the sixties, just drive the crap out of them.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.