I have owned this car for 16 years, and it has been off the road for about ten of those. I have always had the best intentions of getting it back to roadworthy condition, but life and other projects keep getting in the way, and I've reluctantly reached the conclusion that it would be better off going to someone who can give it the attention it deserves.
It starts on the button, the engine sounds healthy and it moves under its own power. It's not drivable as there is currently no footbrake (the nearside front caliper needs a rebuild and is currently off the car), but the handbrake works so it would drive onto a trailer. Lights and wipers worked fine last time I checked. The heater fan has never worked in my ownership, and some of the ancilliaries don't work at the moment as the centre console has been removed (I took it out years ago to find and replace a broken flasher relay and never put it back).
The original fuel pump died and has been replaced with an electric pump. The engine also had a new water pump a few years back, and a replacement alternator. The offside front brake caliper was also replaced with a new one (a lucky eBay find), but as mentioned the nearside still needs doing.
Bodywork needs attention in places. The worst bits are the offside rear arch into the door shut, and the spare wheel well. Both of these areas were already on their way out back when I bought the car, and the intervening 16 years haven't made them any better. There are repair panels in the boot. The sills and front valance are also looking a bit tender in places, and there are rust bubbles in various places round the car - apart from the aforementioned there are no big holes though that I've found, and overall I think it's still pretty structurally sound.
The interior is a mixed bag - the carpets need a clean but are not too bad, the dashboard and door cards are OK, although the front door cards have had speakers fitted at some point (a long time ago). The sunroof interior lining has largely disintegrated though, and the leather on the seats has also suffered - they really need reupholstering or replacing. The sunroof does still open but I'm not sure how watertight the seals are so I've left it alone. The front quarterlights have done the usual thing with the locking handles and hinges becoming unglued from the glass, so those are just wedged in place at the moment.
The car is in Norfolk and will obviously need transporting away. I am happy to take more photos if required, although it might take a little while as the car is in my garage and is quite a tight fit. Contact by email is preferred as I can't always answer the phone. The price is firm - this is a reluctant sale and if the car doesn't make the asking price I'm prepared for it to just sit in the garage until I eventually get around to it...
black, interior finished in light gray and mint green fabric, whitewall tires, hubcaps and wheel trims in chrome look, heater (in this model not standard!), split rear window, mud flaps on the rear.....
1966 Volvo 122S Amazon 4DR Sedan
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