1968 Volvo 122Review
Hot Rod Volvo — My friends and our dates sometimes, as I recall, got the 123 over 7,000 rpm in 4th,definately over 100 mph,with the 4:56 and overdrive,that only really worked,by then,in the winter,drove it maybe one time too many and put some serios whiskey blisters on the drivers side,but it was running when it went away,a man was buying it for his son in Indianapolis,the cycle started again.
Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)
Pros: At the time I really didnt know what a 123gt was,my family has had Volvos since before I was born,my older brother had a early 122 with a b16,and when I got this one it did'nt Idle smooth, no matter how well synched.Eventually after many adventures and re building the motor in 1980,saw the cyl.head ports and cam,it wasnt a 122 after all.
Cons: Don't take s-turns at 100+ when you are old enough to know better.
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