These cars were phosphate treated by the manufactures in production to deter Scandinavians importing cars which were less capable of coping with their snowy winters, though the cars popularity not just in the home market, but also abroad stretched Volvo’s capacity so much that when the P1800 sports was launched, they had to initially employ Jensen to produce it so they could prioritize brimming order books for their saloons. With its elegant high waistline thought to be partly inspired by the Checker (New York) cab, the Amazon’s ruggedness, matched with wonderfully characterful features such as its bold, generous chrome-work and period interior, with interesting period features such as thermometer speedo, the cars retain a firm classic following. This 120 Series, 4 door in crisp Pearl White with Dark-Red upholstery was painstakingly refurbished by the last owner 10 years ago- an ex- Jaguar Cars trained engineer and restorer whose considerable skills have been utilized by some of the industry’s most prominent names to undertake restoration and detailing. We have known him personally since those Jaguar days 30 years ago. The car itself was stripped to metal and painted as a shell to a very good standard including detailing underneath and inside the engine compartment. The 1778cc engine was rebuilt, and weight-adjustable electric power steering discreetly added. It is a four-speed manual. The vehicle was selected for its soundness and unmolested interior which required little beyond deep cleaning. Having come directly from the owner who restored it, we doubt if there is a better Amazon to be found.