The seller of this 1966 Volvo 122S coupe claims that it’s original and was discovered in the original owner’s garage, where it had been parked for many years. It looks to be extremely clean, but has a few dents and dings here and there. With 125,000 miles on the odometer it’s hard to believe it could be in such nice shape, but Volvo did build these to last. It’s located in Vancouver, Washington and has been listed here on eBay.
The interior looks intact and complete, but is showing some wear. It appears to have fared the year’s well and still looks great inside and out. The seller doesn’t state whether the paint is original or not, but the Caribbean Cream paint goes well with the Olive Grove Green interior. The exterior decals are stick-ons and can easily be removed to return it to original.
For ’66, the 122S was powered by Volvo’s built proof 1.8 liter five main bearing B18 straight four. While it wasn’t extremely powerful in stock form, it proved to be extremely durable and was capable of producing a respectable amount of power, making it a popular choice for vintage racers. With 125,000 original miles on this engine, we would recommend an overhaul before putting it through its paces at the track.
This Amazon should make a fantastic driver and could even be made into a great weekend track car or vintage racer. The seller started bidding at $4,000, which seems about right for a clean two door driver 122S. We would want to check out the seller’s claims before shelling the money out, but even if it isn’t a garage find survivor, it still could be a good deal for a fun Swede.