Sweden's Coolest Volvo, a 788-horsepower 1969 Amazon Kombi is up for Sale

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Our regular readers will no doubt remember the highly customized 1969 Volvo Amazon Kombi that made a splash at the 2006 SEMA show in Las Vegas while it surprised us even further when it embarrassed a few Ferraris.

The car is the creation of Mattias Vöcks, an enlightened petrol head from Sweden who also happens to work for Koenigsegg.

The stylish Amazon Kombi started its life as a regular model but Vöcks swiftly turned it into a beast or as he calls it, "Sweden's Coolest Volvo".

It is powered by a heavily modified 2.8-liter turbocharged inline-six sourced from Volvo. Back in 2006, it produced 592hp (600PS), but further development from Vöcks pushed output to 788hp (799PS) and peak torque to 980Nm (723 lb-ft) when running on E85.

As you can imagine, Vöcks made many more changes to the classic Volvo. Aside from transforming it from a five-door estate to a three-door model, he also added a new 6-speed transmission from Getrag, a new rear differential, brakes from the Koenigsegg CC8S, adjustable front and rear suspension and numerous other upgrades.

But everything comes to an end, and today, Anders Nilsson from the Swedish design and tuning studio Caresto informed us through an email that Vöcks has put the 1969 Volvo Amazon Kombi up for sale at the Mobile.de website.

The asking price for this one-of-a-kind creation is €89,300 (about US$109,500 or GBP 69,900), which the seller says is negotiable.

You can watch the Volvo in action in the videos that follow below.


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