Overview
Produced: 1956-1967, 234209 produced.
Types: Saloon,4 doors,4 seats

In 1956 Volvo launched one of its most successful model ranges, the "Amazon" series. Starting with the 121 and 122 models the Amazon range soon established itself as a comfortable, reliable and well built car which also introduced new levels of safety equipment, still very much a novelty in the mid-50's!

The range continued to expand from 1956 with numerous models including 121, 122, 122S, 122 (updated and designated B18), 131, 132S, 133, 221/222 and finally a 123GT "sports" version. Various engines were used ranging from 1583cc to 1985cc and it was also available with the B20B engine in 1969 by special order.  Different trim levels and equipment were also offered. 

Source: Motorbase
Engines
CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1583ccS4 OHVVolvo S4 OHV79mm x 80mm
1778ccS4 OHVVolvo S4 OHV84mm x 80mm
Auction Sales History
Lot
Num
Description Auctioneer Date Hammer Price Hammer Price
(inc premium)
03 Volvo Amazon 121 H&H Sales Limited 8 Jun 2011 - £3300.00
174 Volvo 121 Amazon Charterhouse 14 Feb 2010 £1250.00 -
845 1960 Volvo 210 Station Wagon Bonhams 27 Sep 2008 $9500.00 $11115.00
130 1959 Volvo Amazon Coys 13 Jan 2007 Not sold
Unknown Volvo 121 Saloon BCA 11 Apr 2006 - £2795.00
Unknown Volvo 121 Saloon BCA 11 Apr 2006 Not sold
01 Volvo 121 BCA 20 Feb 2006 Not sold
044 Volvo PT2104 (1956) Poulain LeFur 4 Mar 2002 Not sold
051 Volvo PV444 (1957) H&H Sales Limited 26 Sep 2001 Not sold
854 Volvo 121 Amazon (1966) Brooks 10 Sep 2000 Not sold
016 Volvo 121 Amazon (1966) Barons 27 Jun 2000 - £2550.00
091 Volvo P122S Amazon (1962) Christies 17 May 1999 Not sold
015 Volvo 121 Amazon (1966) H&H Sales Limited 24 Jul 1996 £1600.00 -
204 Volvo 121 Amazon (1966) RTS Auctions Ltd 7 Jul 1996 £550.00 -
014 Volvo TP21 Military (1956) Brooks 21 Oct 1995 £3500.00 -
1669 Volvo 121 Amazon (1966) Sothebys 5 Dec 1994 Not sold
027 Volvo 121 Amazon (1967) Greens 2 Oct 1993 Not sold
Books
Magazine Articles
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Article Group Test - Street Charmers - BMW Isetta 300, Fiat 500D, VW Polo Series 1, Volvo 121, Mercedes-Benz 300TD, Land Rover Series 2A
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Publication Practical Classics November 2005
Street Charmers - Six lovable classics to tackle the modern metropolis, from microcar to four-wheel drive.  Andrew Roberts reveals which win the hearts of townies and traffic wardens.
Article Hike up the Amazon
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Publication Practical Classics Spring 2002
Hike up the Amazon - If your image of the Volvo Amazon is of a solid reliable workhorse you only know part of the story. Kevin Leaper tells you how to turn a sluggish Amazon into a torrent of power.
Article Buyers Guide - Swedish Delight - Volvo
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Publication Practical Classics February 1993
Buyers Guide - Swedish Delight - Volvo - They're tough, they're sylish and they're Volvos.  David Lillywhite examines the 120 Amazon range.
Article Buying Power - Volvo Amazon
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Publication Classic Car Weekly 19th May 2004
Buying Power - Volvo Amazon - Tougher than Abba hiding in a heavy duty Ikea cupboard, the Amazon range was responsible for establishing Volvo’s image of durability and reliability.  Want to buy one? Read RICHARD GUNN’s guide first.
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