VOLVO P220 AMAZON ESTATE (1962-1969)
This model can be described as an estate based on the 121/122S (Amazon). It made its debut at the Stockholm Motor Show in February 1962. This extension of the model range gave Volvo the most extensive programme in one and the same car family than ever before.
The P220 had four doors and a horizontally split tail gate, one part folded down and the other folded up. This design was inspired by station wagons from the USA.
The production of the P220 took place alongside that of the P210 and the P220 became a frequent sight outside the Nordic markets. This car represented yet another important step towards a more family-oriented estate which was less of an entry into the commercial vehicle market. In this way, the P220 played an important role for Volvo in its development towards becoming a leading producer of estate cars.
Model: P 220 Amazon Estate
Variants: P 221, P 222 (Sport)
Body: 4-door estate
Engine: 4-cylinder, in-line, overhead valves, 1,778 cc, 84.14 x 80 mm, 75 or 90 or 95 bhp, and later 1,986 cc, 88.9x80 mm, 90 bhp.
Transmission: 4-speed manual (with or without overdrive) with floor-mounted gear lever or 3-speed automatic with gear lever on steering column.
Brakes: Hydraulic drums on all wheels initially, discs on the front wheels at a later stage.
Dimensions: Overall length 449 cm,wheelbase 260 cm.