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Volvo 120 Amazon and P1800: books - history and technology

A book on the Volvo 120 Amazon or P1800? Here are illustrated books on the history, models and technology of Volvo passenger cars.

Volvo Amazon - The Complete Story

In 1956, a prototype of a new passenger car from Volvo was presented. It became known as the Amazon in Sweden and the 121 and 122S in export markets, the latter denoting a more sporty derivative.
However, despite its substantial appearance, all Amazons were surprisingly fleet of foot - this was one of the most sporty European saloons of the 1960s. With its elegant, timeless styling the Amazon broke new ground for Volvo - and for passenger cars as a whole.

Features of this book:
- Includes the history of Volvo before and after the Amazon
- Development and production of all Amazon derivatives from 1956-1970, including the 121, 122S, 123GT and all of the estate editions
- Biographies of key Volvo personnel, including the company's first designer, Jan Wilsgaard
- The Amazon in motorsport, plus driver biographies: Tom Trana, Sylvia Osterberg and Carl-Magnus Skogh
- Full buying guide along with tips on tuning and modifying, including rally preparation
- An insight into what the press thought of each Amazon derivative, with pages also devoted to how the car was marketed in period.

Author:Richard Dredge
Specs:176 pages, 26 x 21.5 x 1.8 cm / 10.25 x 8.5 x 0.71 in, hardback
Illustrations:250 colour photographs
Publisher:The Crowood Press Ltd (GB, 2016)
Series:The Complete Story
Book: Volvo Amazon - The Complete Story

Volvo Amazon - The Complete Story

Language: English

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Volvo 120 Amazon - Brooklands Ultimate Portfolio

Brooklands Portfolio book about the Volvo 120 Amazon passenger cars.

  • The 64 articles, taken from contemporary British and American car magazines, provide much information about history, model changes and technology.
  • Also driving impressions, tests, comparison tests, technical specifications, etc.

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Specs:208 pages, 27 x 20 x 1.2 cm / 10.6 x 7.9 x 0.47 in, paperback
Illustrations:400 photographs
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 1999)
Book: Volvo 120 Amazon - Brooklands Ultimate Portfolio

Volvo 120 Amazon

Language: English

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Volvo 1800 - The Complete Story

Designed in Sweden and Italy, built in England, Scotland and Sweden and sold all over the world, the Volvo 1800 is a car with a remarkable history to tell.
David Styles takes us back to the first Volvo to discover the roots of the company's first purpose-built sports car. Tracing its design and development through to its launch in 1961, he covers the various variations of the 1800 coupe, the 1800ES 'sportwagon', the 480ES and the C70.

Author:David Styles
Specs:192 pages, 25.5 x 19.5 x 1.9 cm / 10 x 7.7 x 0.75 in, hardback
Illustrations:numerous b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:The Crowood Press Ltd (GB, 2002)
Series:The Complete Story
Book: Volvo 1800 - The Complete Story

Volvo 1800 - The Complete Story

Language: English

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Volvo 1800 (1960-1973) - Brooklands Ultimate Portfolio

Brooklands Portfolio book about the Volvo 1800 models from the years 1960-1973. Describes the Volvo P1800, 1800S, 1800E and 1800ES.

  • The 47 articles, taken from contemporary British and American car magazines, provide much information about history, model changes and technology.
  • Also driving impressions, tests, comparison tests, technical specifications, etc.

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Specs:208 pages, 26.5 x 20 x 1.3 cm / 10.4 x 7.9 x 0.51 in, paperback
Illustrations:250 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 2005)
Book: Volvo 1800 (1960-1973) - Brooklands Ultimate Portfolio

Volvo 1800 (1960-1973)

Language: English

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Volvo P1800, 1800S, E & ES (1961-1973) - The Essential Buyer's Guide

Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert at your side. Benefit from Neil Murray's years of Volvo experience, learn how to spot a bad car quickly, and how to assess a promising one like a true professional. Get the right car at the right price!

Pages of the book [EBG] Volvo P1800, 1800S, E & ES (1961-1973) (1)

Author:Neil Murray
Specs:64 pages, 19.5 x 14 x 0.8 cm / 7.7 x 5.5 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:95 colour photographs
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2018)
Series:The Essential Buyer's Guide
Book: Volvo P1800, 1800S, E & ES (1961-1973) - The Essential Buyer's Guide

Volvo P1800, 1800S, E & ES (1961-1973)

Language: English

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