Volvo 120 Series

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Volvo 120 Series

1956 - 1970
Country:
Sweden
Engine:
4 cyl.
Capacity:
1778/1986 cc
Power:
60 -115 bhp
Transmission:
3/4 spd. man
Top Speed:
108 mph (174 kmh)
Number Built:
n/a
Collectability:
4 star
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!

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