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About Volvo 122

You may call the Volvo 122 a Swedish nor'easter — this quirky Scandinavian car blew in from across the Atlantic, shaking up the American sports car scene, dominated in the 1960s and 1970s with Mustangs, Camaros, and Barracudas. Auto enthusiasts initially dismissed the little Volvo, citing its 35 horsepower engine as too noisy and its suspension system in sore need of improvement, but the Volvo 122 is a lightweight and reliable car. In the 1970s, it served as a popular choice for consumers searching for less flashy and more practical automobiles than the lot of American muscle cars. This Volvo comes in several body styles, including a four-door sedan and a two-door coupe. It also comes in the form of a Volvo 122 wagon, which offers room for five passengers and has plenty of room in a spacious rear trunk for storing goods. These automobiles feature comfortable leather seats and unique exterior decorations, including undulating grilles and round headlights. Although no longer in active production, you can find all of the parts and accessories that you need to keep your 122 alive and well, thanks to the large inventory on eBay. Search for parts by your model year, like a 1965 Volvo 122, or look for components by type, like brakes, wheels, and rims.