Perhaps the most famous and recognisable Volvo is the
120, with its classic American styling (imitating the
bull nosed look of Chryslers from the 50's).
The car quickly gained a reputation for reliability and
durability with its resistance to rust (due mainly to
the high quality steel used in the construction).
Starting life with a 3 speed manual, an optional 4 speed
was adopted in 1958 (fitted to the 122S) - the same year
that twin carburetors were also fitted.
Engine size was increased in 1961 to 1.8 liters, along
with an optional 2 door (131).
Known in Sweden as the 'Amazon', this vehicle can still
be found on today's roads and the remarkable condition
most are still in is truly amazing!