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1968 Volvo 122S (Amazon)
(This page has been prepared by the Dutch owner of this car, Jan Plovier)

 


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Description

The car began its life as a green two door sedan with B20A engine on October 23, 1968 as a family car owned by a Dutch family. In 1985 it was traded in on a new car and the local dealer decided to go for an extensive rebuild towards a yellow rally car. 

Regardless of costs, the engine was fully rebuilt by a company specialized in drag racing engines, all suspension and brakes updated and the bodywork restored. 

In the early nineties the car was sold, engine got painted blue and the front got altered. With owner after owner caring less and less the car ended hidden in a barn of a car haggler where I found her and having traced the entire history, decided to buy for a real dumping price. 

She required major servicing and fine tuning (and a lot of cleaning thank you Marian) before she passed Dutch MOT without any remarks. 

Nowadays shes used as second family car but plans exist to take her out on circuit once I know all the ins and outs.

While preparing a respray in summer 2008 we discovered the A-pillars to be beyond repair. A previous owner had some very poor welding done, placing new sheetmetal on top of rust. After negative feedback from professionals we had to decide to scrap the car.

All mechanical parts are to be transplanted to a healthy body we found a couple of weeks ago.

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122S (Amazon)
1968
Engine 174Bhp @ wheels
B20
Twin Weber 40
Custom made JE pistons
Re-bored engine
K" Camshaft
Double valve springs
Cylinder head flowed
Lead-free fuel conversion
new valves and seats
Crank balanced
Flywheel balanced
Rockers balanced
Compression raised to 10:1
Crane HI-6CD Electronic Ignition-Mallory Twin-point
Battery in trunk
High performance fuel pump
Polished/flowed collectors
4-in-1 exhaust with Simons sport exhaust
Oil filter replaced, extra oil-cooler

Heavy duty sway bar
Polyurethane bushings
Lowered
Spax shocks

Heavy duty front brakes

Bridgestone 195/65/15 Z front
Pirelli 215/65/15 Z real
15x6.5 wheels

VDO oil pressure gauge
VDO oil temp
VDO RPM
Mondial steering wheel
Sparco rally seats
Sparco 4-ptn race harness

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