Known universally as the 'Amazon', but never sold under the name because moped manufacturer Kriedler owned the trademark, the 120-Series was a significant car in motoring history. It was the first vehicle ever to be fitted with safety belts, while its inherent toughness meant it was also regarded as a car that would last for years. Early models were slow and had an awkward three-speed transmission, but later examples were much better, with a choice of two larger engines and an all-syncromesh four-speed gearbox. Although it looked big and heavy, the 120 was a surprisingly agile car to drive, while its mechanical solidity meant it was also a successful rally car - a tradition that continues to this day with its popularity in historic events. A sports version was released in 1966 badged as the 123GT. Production of the 120 ended in the summer of 1969.
Volvo 120 Series Specifications
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