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


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 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.





Mr. Toad's Wild Ride said... »March 20, 2012

A modern day Mr. Toad's Wild Ride if there ever was one! Picks them off one-by-one. 

aaronbbrown said... »March 20, 2012

 I would love to have this super sleeper. 

James said... »March 20, 2012

Holy Boost Batman!

kachuks said... »March 21, 2012

I'd like to see a race from a standing 1/4 mile.  That much hp from only 2.8 ltr. must require a lot of spool up time. 

I'm must knitpicking, though.  It's a beautiful machine and and amazing build. 

Netgenrb said... »March 21, 2012

car has been for sale for quite awhile already.
see "for sale sign" in rear 3/4 window in video.

3Deuce27 said... »March 21, 2012

In 1966 I shoe horned a small block Ford(260") and 4-speed into a 59' Volvo '544'. Enhanced with Shelby parts and with its totally stock look, and reworked exhaust to make it sound like a 4-cyl.,  it was the ultimate sleeper.  

3Deuce27 said... »March 22, 2012

 Error!  That should have read 58'  '544'.

Pablo Villaronga said... »March 22, 2012

The videos are not working ! 

JohnCarscoop said... »March 22, 2012

 Try refreshing the page. I just played all of them and they work fine.

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