Sleeper of the Day: 1967 Volvo Amazon

From the Getaway In Stockholm series comes a Volvo Amazon that gets the Jalopnik Stamp-O-Approval applied with such force that we've dented the hood. It has 500 horsepower (though the video provides maddeningly little information about the engine). It has S80 brakes. It handles like a "snake on a hot summer day." It runs 11.40 in the quarter-mile. Best of all, it looks reasonably close to stock (although the rollcage and battery cutoff switch are pretty big de-sleeperizing clues to those who care about such things). Ja, ja, ja!


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2 thumbs and a big toe up on that one. The strangest and nastiest sleeper I was ever inside was a mid 70's GM window van. The guy had gotten into trouble with his 50's truck so he took the built small block motor out and put it in this beater van. I guess it was a disguise. It was terrifying.