1956-1967, 234209 produced.
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.
|1583cc||S4 OHV||Volvo S4 OHV||79mm x 80mm|
|1778cc||S4 OHV||Volvo S4 OHV||84mm x 80mm|
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|3907153014||Volvo Cars 1927-2000 A Cavalcade: Christer Olsson||Vine House Distribution Ltd|
Group Test - Street Charmers - BMW Isetta 300, Fiat 500D, VW Polo Series 1, Volvo 121, Mercedes-Benz 300TD, Land Rover Series 2A
|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.|
Hike up the Amazon
|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.|
Buyers Guide - Swedish Delight - Volvo
|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.|
Buying Power - Volvo Amazon
|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.|