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Open Roads, October | Lot 186

1969 Volvo 122S Canadian

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$20,000 - $25,000 USD | Not Sold

6 - 13 October 2021


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Chassis no. 133441325065
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  • A seldom seen and tastefully modified Volvo 122S Canadian with well-documented history and pleasing patina throughout
  • Manufactured and marketed specifically for the Canadian market, offering improvements such as more robust front wheel hubs and ignition switch positioned on the steering column
  • The result of a trans-Atlantic Volvo partnership whereby unassembled cars from Sweden were constructed in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Finished in red with a white interior
  • Impressively clean undercarriage and engine bay
  • Powered by the long-running B20 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine with dual Zenith carburetors
  • Volvo four-speed manual transmission with overdrive, providing rewarding highway performance
  • Benefits from refurbishment and period-correct enhancements for improved performance and handling, conducted during the spring of 2020
  • Lowered Volvo sport suspension with Bilstein dampers, IPD Street Performance camshaft, sport exhaust, 15-inch Minilite-style wheels, Volvo R Sport intake manifold, Moto-Lita steering wheel and shift knob, electronic ignition, GT-style tachometer, new radiator, manual electric cooling fan, stylish driving, fog, and rain lights with color-coded toggle switches, and new gas tank, amongst other updates
  • Interior features three-point seatbelts for front occupants, rear lap belts, and a push-button AM radio
  • Extensive documentation of recent refurbishment and modifications, including records from the past 18 months showing over $24,000 of work
  • Includes full-size spare, jack, original steering wheel, factory manual, and records dating back to just after the car was sold new
  • A capable and tastefully modified Swedish sport coupe with recent participation in East Coast rallies and tours, having covered over 12,000 miles in the past 12 months

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