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Volvo Amazon - The Complete Story

By Richard Dredge

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ISBN: 9781785001048
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 01/03/2016
PAGES: 176
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 260x215 mm
INSIDE: 250 colour photographs

In 1956, a prototype of a new passenger car from Volvo was presented. It became known as the Amazon in Sweden and the 121 and 122S in export markets, the latter denoting a more sporty derivative. However, despite its substantial appearance, all Amazons were surprisingly fleet of foot - this was one of the most sporty European saloons of the 1960s. With its elegant, timeless styling the Amazon broke new ground for Volvo - and for passenger cars as a whole.


  • Includes the history of Volvo before and after the Amazon
  • Development and production of all Amazon derivatives from 1956-1970, including the 121, 122S, 123GT and all of the estate editions
  • Biographies of key Volvo personnel, including the company's first designer, Jan Wilsgaard
  • The Amazon in motorsport, plus driver biographies: Tom Trana, Sylvia Osterberg and Carl-Magnus Skogh
  • Full buying guide along with tips on tuning and modifying, including rally preparation
  • An insight into what the press thought of each Amazon derivative, with pages also devoted to how the car was marketed in period

RRP: £25.00

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E-Book Edition: £20.00 (incl. VAT)


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" Author Dredge, a respected classic car scribe, clearly knows his subject and this book is a definitive history, with comprehensive specification and more than 250 photographs.
The buying guide is the cherry on a very tempting cake! "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Track Kit Custom Magazine

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