1965 Volvo 122S 'Amazon' Saloon  Chassis no. 167079

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Lot 603
1965 Volvo 122S 'Amazon' Saloon
Registration no. MVG 107C Chassis no. 167079

Sold for £ 10,925 (US$ 14,975) inc. premium
1965 Volvo 122S 'Amazon' Saloon
Registration no. MVG 107C
Chassis no. 167079
This Volvo 'Amazon' was sold new in Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) to Mr Arthur Reeve, a British engineer who had been working in Africa since 1951. The Volvo was delivered to export specification and used by Mr Reeve for caravanning holidays, undertaking several tours to South Africa. In the late 1970s, with the civil war in Rhodesia reaching its height, Mr Reeve decided to return home to the UK, bringing his Volvo with him. By this time it had covered over 125,000 miles, and on arrival in the UK was registered as 'DPW 396T'. Mr Reeve covered a further 17,000 miles before giving up driving in 1988 at the age of 79.

In 1990, the Amazon was purchased from a breaker's yard by Volvo enthusiast Mr Nigel Blower of Kings Lynn, Norfolk, who proceeded to restore it, including a professional bare-metal re-spray. The present age-related registration was obtained at this time. Mr Blower used the restored car infrequently, covering around 3,000 miles before selling it to the next owners, Geoff and Wendy Handford, in March 2004. The Handfords used the Amazon regularly, exhibiting it at local shows and rallies and taking it to Gothenburg, Sweden for the Volvo 80th Birthday Rally in August 2007. Described by the current vendor as in generally excellent condition, this wonderful Volvo Amazon is offered with a massive file of documents dating back to the original 1965 purchase invoice (perusal recommended).

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  • Please note this vehicle has been exported and as such the registration number 'MVG 107C' will need to be re-applied for if purchased by a UK based bidder.
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1965 Volvo 122S 'Amazon' Saloon  Chassis no. 167079
1965 Volvo 122S 'Amazon' Saloon  Chassis no. 167079
1965 Volvo 122S 'Amazon' Saloon  Chassis no. 167079
1965 Volvo 122S 'Amazon' Saloon  Chassis no. 167079
1965 Volvo 122S 'Amazon' Saloon  Chassis no. 167079
1965 Volvo 122S 'Amazon' Saloon  Chassis no. 167079
1965 Volvo 122S 'Amazon' Saloon  Chassis no. 167079
1965 Volvo 122S 'Amazon' Saloon  Chassis no. 167079
1965 Volvo 122S 'Amazon' Saloon  Chassis no. 167079
1965 Volvo 122S 'Amazon' Saloon  Chassis no. 167079
1965 Volvo 122S 'Amazon' Saloon  Chassis no. 167079
1965 Volvo 122S 'Amazon' Saloon  Chassis no. 167079
1965 Volvo 122S 'Amazon' Saloon  Chassis no. 167079
1965 Volvo 122S 'Amazon' Saloon  Chassis no. 167079
1965 Volvo 122S 'Amazon' Saloon  Chassis no. 167079
1965 Volvo 122S 'Amazon' Saloon  Chassis no. 167079
1965 Volvo 122S 'Amazon' Saloon  Chassis no. 167079
1965 Volvo 122S 'Amazon' Saloon  Chassis no. 167079
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