1970 Volvo 131 Two Door Saloon

Make: Volvo
Model: 131 Two Door Saloon
Year: 1970
Registration Number: OXJ 89H
Chassis Number: 357252
Engine Number: 851
Transmission: Manual
Steering: Right Hand Drive
MOT Test Expiry: 12 March 2016
Mileage: 115600
Guide Price: £4250 - 5000
Sold For: £5940

Lot No: 281

The Volvo Amazon was manufactured between 1956 and 1970.  It was offered in three model styles: two and four door saloons and a five door estate.  By 1959 it became the first car featuring seat belts as standard equipment.  The Amazon was initially manufactured at Volvo’s Lundby plant at Gothenburg, moving to the company’s Torslandaverken factory until the cessation of production.

With just two owners from new, this example must be one of the last produced, as imports into the UK finished in1969. We understand that the Volvo was in daily use until 1980, as a successful family workhorse that occasionally towed a small caravan without any significant dramas. The motor car was finally ‘laid-up’ in 1992 and dry stored in the house garage. It appears to have survived well, with the bodywork in good, sound condition. During the current ownership, the Volvo has received some remedial cosmetic attention; it is intended that new front seat covers (currently on order) will be fitted prior to the auction, and that an MOT test certificate will be obtained.

The Amazon is supplied with the original owner’s manual, service book, recent invoices and a V5C registration certificate. A rare opportunity to purchase an iconic member of the Volvo family.

Auction date: 19 March 2015