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Posted 26 8 2016
Beautiful Amazon 1964
Amazon ready to do battle again
following many years in storage after show-stopping career
Exactly a year after
the death of its owner, Barry Unicombe, what’s probably one of the
best-known Volvo 121 Amazon saloons in the UK is back on the road.
Sonia, has had the 1964 car put back into running condition by
engineer and car restorer Dave Taylor who has spent many years taking
basket cases to pristine show condition.
“I was introduced
to Dave by a mutual friend because Dave was interested in taking on
Barry’s Suzuki 1100 GSX-R, one of the other great loves in his
motoring life along with his little Italian Capriolo that he also
restored,” said Sonia.
“The Suzuki had
not moved for 11 years before Barry died last August but over the
winter Dave stripped and rebuilt it with the attention to detail that
clearly showed he took the same approach as Barry. He was obviously
the right person to work on our beloved Volvo.
“The Amazon was
bought new by Barry’s father and the only surname that has appeared
in the registration book is Unicombe. I am the current owner because
I had to insure it to get it restored and MoT tested. After Dave’s
work, it passed with no advises.”
Barry and Sonia
moved to Sonia’s current home near Thruxton Circuit from Ninfield,
East Sussex, nearly 20 years ago after Barry retired from the family
Volvo repair business. The Amazon went into the garage under cover
and hardly came out again. Dave Taylor eased it out with a winch and
onto a low loader leaving the engine undisturbed until it had been
checked over and serviced in Dave’s workshop.
attention to the brakes and some minor bodywork blemishes resulting
from a minor accident on the way back from a show many years ago has
brought the Volvo back to show-winning condition. In its show life
with Barry and Sonia it won the Volvo national seven times.
“Barry and I
stripped the car to a rolling shell for priming and a bare metal
respray before we took it through a meticulous rebuild,” explains
Sonia. “Dave was impressed with how well the car survived its life
in storage. After its check over and the fitting of a new battery,
the engine fired straight off. It’s testament to the love Barry
literally poured into his work.
“I’m going to
use the car very occasionally to keep it running but it will now be
looking for a new owner.
It deserves to be out there and seen again
after so long under dust covers.”
Please contact Sonia, firstname.lastname@example.org
Price guide £20,000 including lots of spares.
Posted 20 04 2016
PV544Sport 1965: 19000Euros
Car restored over the last 2 years,approx. 300 miles since then!
engine 2,2l with Mahle pistons,light flywheel,clutch,R-Sport steel cam gears,large valves/ported
everything in the engine is new!Gearbox reconditioned as well.
Front and rear axles completely reconditioned/powder coated,
Disc brake conversion,Amazon rear brake with balancer.
New 2 1/2" exhaust,new sports manifold.
New Webers,alternator,alloy radiator,new set Kronprinz wheels bought by me in 1983,now fitted with new tyres 1st time!
New tank,new stainless steel bumpers,new windscreen,all glass is coloured!
Rolling road says 131.5 HP at the flywheel.
Complete new light blue interior,carpet,dashboard restored.
Battery,windscreen wipers,too many parts to list!
The paintwork is solid and could be rubbed down and polished to bring to it a very high standard,if somebody wants that!
It is always more important to me what is under the paint!
King pins and tie rods and anything moveable at the axles new.
Reconditioned ZF steering box.
I have never looked at the money!!
The car could benefit from a new headlining!
Still first sills,expensive rustfree doors fitted from USA!
The car had been subject to an extensive body repair in 1986,it then stood in a dry garage for 28 years!
My intention was always to have a 544 whick looks perfectly original from the outside
and is very fast!The rolling road shows 132HP at the flywheel now,the engine still fresh with 300 miles!
If prepaid the car can be transport to cost to Calais or Hook of Holland!
Contact Helmut email: email@example.com
Posted 21 4 2015
Volvo P1800e £20990
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, firstname.lastname@example.org