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In the United States, these were sold as the Volvo 122S.

The final Volvo Amazon (aka Volvo 122S) rolled off the assembly line in 1970, but many are still driving today. This one finally turned its final mile and ended up in a Denver self-service junkyard.


We're more than happy to admit we have an intense fondness for the classic Volvo Amazon, especially in wagon form. Among its many virtues are its timeless styling, rugged Swedish structure and, with its range of four-cylinder engines, reliability and economy.

The Volvo Amazon is a classic, but it's not something that leaps to mind when one thinks, "Hot Rod." Mattias Vöcks, a Swede in the employ of the supertuner, Koenig, has changed that forever with his VÖX-Amazon, a '67 Amazon that he turned into one of the most smile-inducing hot rods you'll ever set eyes on. The car was voted "Sweden's Hottest Volvo," an honor that earned Vöcks and his 600 horsepower six-cylinder station wagon passage to Vegas, where the car is is proudly displayed