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Posted 17 8 2015
1965 Volvo Amazon for sale : £6750
FOR SALE on behalf of Customer
1965 Volvo Amazon 2 door.
1800cc on twin SU carbs
4 speed box with overdrive on 4th
Brantz Pro2 trip
New front panel and bumper ( over £1000 )
Billstein shocks all round
Up-rated springs front and rear.
New brakes inc front pads, rear shoes, hoses, servo and master cylinder.
Calipers have just been overhauled.
Sump and fuel tank guards
Six Minilite style alloy wheels
MOT Oct 2015 Road tax free
Ideal long distance rally car Marathon, Winter Challenge, Le Jog, ROTT, etc.
Class awards on last 3 Rally of the Tests. or HRCR championship.
Good Value at £6750 ono
Viewing at Maulden Garage Bedfordshire. 01525 862877
Posted 22 5 2015
142 (LHD) 1971: £5,000 Sold
We bought this car off Stein Johnsen last year, and drove it back from Sweden, that is to say as far as Hamburg where the timing gears let go!
Which is why we've taken the opportunity to raise the spec from B20A to our road rally spec motor.
The car will be MoT'd and registered legally in the UK before sale.
Undersides are absolutely superb, which is exactly why we like to buy our cars from Sweden (they only recently started salting the roads in Southern Sweden, Northern still doesn't since it's too cold, which means the shells are usually far better quality than UK cars).
We checked on the internet today, which reckons there are only 8 taxed or SORN'd in the UK, ie rather more rare than the McLaren.
1971 gives you the best of the bunch: it's still light (1973 the car put on more than 100kg), the engine has the big valve head, it has the remote gearshift, and the big-core 240 style radiator.
From a competition point of view this is the best of the OHV cars, although conceivably a nice P1800 could be built to be more competitive on smooth rallies.
Engine spec (we are currently having the block and crank machined) shall be...
- Big valve head, twin spring valves
- 280 camshaft, and associated tubular pushrods
- Lightened flywheel
- Neoprene front & rear crankseals
- Twin SU's
- 2" sports exhaust system
The gearbox is the K9 M40, and the tyres are... I'll check on that!
Posted 21 4 2015
Volvo P1800e £20990
With great reluctance I am selling my P1800e. It's an
excellent example of the marque. The car was privately owned for
over 20 years and serviced at Volvo and at marque special Amazon Cars
with the last service being completed in April 2015 at a cost of £670.
Cars have upgraded the suspension  and rebuilt the engine as new
, converting the heads to take unleaded fuel in the process.These
upgrades are invoiced in excess of £10000.
The car has an
exceptional provenance including original handbooks and 40 years
of service records. These include the original manuals and extensive
service from Volvo Main dealerships; and the suspension and engine
upgrades from Amazon Cars. Both Rob & Emma know the car and can
verify its condition and quality.
The underneath was Dinitrol
treated by a Bentley specialist in 2014 who described the structure as
exceptionally solid and this was verified by the latest MoT test which
has no adverse advisory comments.
The interior upholstery and door cards and handles were all restored by a classic car specialist trimmer in 2014.
The car is advertised for sale elsewhere and I reserve the right to withdraw from sale .
pictures below were taken within the last week and the tyres and
Minilites are branded Good Year and genuine new Minilites. The original
Rostyles with new tyres are also available with the car on sale.
have owned this car twice and it's only being sold to help find the
purchase of a Jaguar E-type. If it doesn't sell I will not be
This is a genuine sale of one of the best p1800's in the world. It's not the cheapest but it is one of the very best.
I looked for 12 years before buying this car and know that they an are appreciating asset in the classic car market.
My car is available for viewing in at Percival Motor Company 01622 851841 ask for Simon Percival
Posted 29 10 2015
P1800ES For Sale: £17995 ono
order to make room for a new project, my fully restored Volvo
1800 ES in iconic 'light blue metallic' is for sale.
bought it in 2004 and used it for several years before it
became apparent that serious work was required to keep it on
the road. The decision was made to restore it, and following a
very long road this was achieved. It is now an excellent
condition car that is more-or-less immaculate in every
section/bonnet from rust free car
floors front and back
Volvo 3 part sills
repairs as required to rear pillars, rear panel and rear hatch
metal respray in PPG 2k to correct colour specification
gasket change and engine recommission
injectors and new seals etc throughout
main seal upgrade
bespoke K&N induction manifold, but I have finally sourced
and refurbished a good condition air filter assembly that will
is fully functional
fuel pump with pre-pump filter
240 Virgo alloys (x5) with new tyres
5.5J steel wheels available, with centre caps and trim rings
in very good condition - blasted but need re-coating.
brake discs and backing plates, and refurbished calipers all
round, with new cunifer pipes. New wheel bearings.
condition interior in the original black/blue
are comfortable and in very good condition, with a few bits of
damage to the piping in places
is generally excellent, with 1 small crack
console/glove box in excellent condition
new ventilation system seals, cables etc
used/new parts sourced over a long period of time
dent to front grill surround
bumpers all round with new rubber strips
coated bumper irons with new body seals
seals/rubber trim throughout
all this is an excellent condition version of this unusual,
desirable car. It is probably about the only rust free example
on the market at the moment. Any hint of rust on these cars is
the thin end of the wedge - we have the photos to prove! As
you can see from the above, there has been no expense spared
in the restoration. It was intended to be a keeper, but a new
project forces sale. The asking price in no way reflects the
12 months MOT with no advisories. I have the original service
book, but unfortunately prior to my ownership it was water
damaged and is all stuck together. There is an instruction
book and the hard to get hold of 'Green Book' workshop manual
that will go with the car. All history from our ownership is
present, but there is very little history prior to this.
is a small toolkit, the correct original jack, and even a
period Volvo First Aid kit!
have some hard to come by spares (rear, spare set of
refurbished injectors, the original wheels with trims, rear
side window) that would be available to the purchaser.
Please Contact: Christopher Downham
Mobile: 07973 787 122
Posted 19 1 2015
Volvo Amazon Estate: £8500
1966 Volvo Amazon Estate. It is in good running order and comes with a mountain spares. 6 engines of various types, many axles, wheels, overdrive gearboxes, seat trim, in fact a caravan full of stuff. For the whole package:£8,500.
For More Information please contact :
George Moore, South Lincolnshire 01780 410169, email@example.com
Posted 19 12 2014
Volvo 144, automatic. For Sale: £2,500 - SOLD
Volvo 144, 1971
Taxed & Tested to December 2015
125,000 miles, so it's now run-in and probably at its best.
Pale grey paint, with that terrific combination of a red interior.
Automatic transmission, with the rather lovely column shift and its correctly working dash indicator.
This car is truly delightful, both dynamically on the road and also structurally: take a look behind the front trim and you'll see a completely unmessed car; even the engine bay is a clean delight.
The enthusiast will want to titivate a couple of tiny patches of bubbling, to make it a headturner and keep it in top condition.
Whilst this is a delicious car as it is, the shell is so good that it would also make the perfect historic rally car should you incline that way.
Particularly so since (much like 1967 Amazon) this is the best of the 3 eras of the 140: it's still light (the later plastic grilled facelift gained over a 100kg in side impact protection).
It's a better shell than our London2CapeTown 144, and puts one in mind of a competitive outing on the Peking2Paris run, or similar.
Contact Rob or Emma at Amazon Cars