Sherpa got new shoes

Sherpa is the name that the original owner gave this 1967 122S Volvo Amazon Wagon.It served as a work horse for many years but they managed to keep it in very good condition until your Humble Editor became the custodian.

By the way, in some contries they are also call the wagons Combi or Estate. This car has been pure joy to own and drive and I love when I have time to continue to improve it. The 165/70 tires were OK to drive on but for looks and handling some more rubber would be great. Also, when these cars were new in Sweden the hottest thing to have was KPZ made 5.5 inch wide rims. It gave the Amazon the “look”

I was planning to have a set made using the original Volvo hub and installing a 5.5 or 6 inch rim. However, luck has it that a 1967 123 GT that I bought came with a set of widened rims. The GT is destined for some R&R in the shop so it will not be needing these rims for a while.

Volvo Amazon wheels wide

I had the rims blasted and powder coated and then opted for a set of 205/65 with a Falken tread pattern.

1967 Volvo Amazon Combi Wagon Estate

1967 Volvo Amazon Combi Wagon Estate front

Now I am thinking I we should lower the car a bit. Stay tuned.