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Volvo Amazon 121 B16 — 1957

A very early 1957 Volvo Amazon in a fantastic unrestored patinated condition.

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"It is not often that you come across such an "untouched" Amazon."

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"It is not often that you come across such an "untouched" Amazon."


This Volvo Amazon 1957 is an extremely early example of the model's inaugural year.
The chassis number is 951. A completely original car that has never been modified or renovated. Of course, general maintenance has been performed, and the windshield and exhaust system have been updated throughout the years.
Boden resident who purchased the car new and drove it until 1976, when it was stored in a barn. A low chassis number enthusiast are looking for.
He purchased the car in 2008 and sold it to the present owner in 2020.
It was inspected in 2016 and is hence free from further examination. After sitting for a long, it does require a brake inspection, as well as a thorough overhaul and start-up service.
Started and driven in July 2022.
The gear knob, three-piece all-red taillights, hood latch with safety hook, chrome 10mm waist mouldings on the b-pillars, pressed emblems, slim rear bumper horns, and other model-year specific elements are all intact.
The car is a renovation project, although it is definitely worth maintaining in its patinated original state. It comes with a lot of documentation, including proof of mileage of slightly over 150,000 kilometres. It also includes a NOS instruction book as well as an extra page for the hood lock, which should be absolutely unique.

Technical data

  • Year
  • Registration date
  • Mileage
    53751 km 
  • Registration Number
  • Chassis Number
  • Kw / hp
    44 / 60 
  • Fuel Type
  • Transmission
  • Interior finish
  • Colour


  • Mechanical condition:

    Starts and runs only on choke. Dirt and possibly old gasoline in the carburetor. After a time of inactivity, there are no brakes. Driver's door lock cylinder removed; the door can only be opened from the inside. (The lock cylinder is provided and available.)

  • Interior condition:

    The interior is worn. The inner headliner exhibits discolouration, primarily above the windows. There are also minor holes in the headliner and upholstery. The cushioning above the dashboard is cracked.

  • Exterior condition:

    Rust, mainly in sills and wings. Better underneath and on the floor.

  • General condition:

    The car is to be considered a renovation object but well worth preserving in its patinated original condition. Exciting car even if you want to renovate.

MOT (tech. insp.)

Fordonsstatus: Avst 2018-05-17
Ursprungsbesiktning: 1957-07-26 (regbes)
Datum i trafik första gången: 1957-07-26
Senast godkända besiktning: 2016-07-18
Besiktningsbefriad: Ja
Skattebefriad: Ja
Körförbud: Nej
Antal ägare: 3

Facts about the model

Volvo Amazon presenteras för allmänheten den 1 augusti 1956 som en 4-dörrars bil. Leveranserna kom igång först i mars året därpå. Två prototyper registrerades som 1956 års modell. De var tvåfärgslackerade med taket i annan färg än övriga bilen. Bilen hade den nya B16-motorn och växellådan var PV:ns gamla 3-växlade.
6 volts elsystem, madrasserad instrumentbräda, säkerhetsbälten fram var standard.Den hade även tvådelad nummerskyltsbelysning bak.
Under 1960-talet var Amazon Volvos volymbil och den blev en stor framgång på en rad exportmarknader. År 1966 lanserades Volvo 140, men Amazonen fortsatte att tillverkas fram till 1970. Som ett mer prisvärt alternativ och för att kompensera nedläggningen av PV544 1965 lanseras Volvo Amazon Favorit 1966. Favorit var en enklare och billigare variant av Amazon som togs ur produktion 1968.
Under tillverkningsåren skedde en rad modifieringar (bland annat försvann tvålacksfärgen, baklyktorna ändrades, ny design av bagageluckehandtagen) av Amazonen men grundformen behölls under de 14 år som modellen tillverkades. Sammanlagt tillverkades 667 323 Amazoner mellan oktober 1956 och juli 1970.
År 1956 kostade en Amazon 12 600 kronor och hade en B16-motor på 1,6 liter/60 hästkrafter och en treväxlad manuell växellåda. År 1962 monterades en B18A på 1,8 liter/75 hk, och 1969 kom en ännu större motor, B20A på 2,0 liter/90 hk. När Amazonen togs ur produktion på sommaren 1970 kostade den 17 100 kronor inklusive accis och moms. Starkaste motorn var B20B med 118 hk.

Location and viewing Information

Location: Munktorp

For viewing the vehicle, contact the valuator/depot:

Nisse Brandt
+46 707 50 89 99

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Collection must take place before: 2022-09-01.

NOTE! Payment (deposit to our account) must be made within 5 days and before collection.

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