Ever since Dan was a little boy, he’s loved everything about classic cars. The engine, the bodywork, the handling. Not to mention the round headlights, the leather steering wheels and the roll down windows, which are rare to find in modern cars these days.
Lately, he’s been searching for classic european cars online. He found a decent Volvo Amazon from 1968 in Rhode Island, so being the supportive
girlfriend fiancé that I am, I joined him in checking it out.
Thankfully, the car was free of any strange modifications. Although, the past owner had added a radio and updated the seat covers. Personally, I loved the gray buffalo plaid print! It was a special touch that made the car even more unique.
For a 50-year old car, the 1968 Volvo Amazon ran smoothly. But unfortunately, we didn’t end up buying the car, because we found some damage on the frame. Fixing that would’ve involved long laborious hours of welding in new body panels. It’d simply cost more than it’s worth.
But we’ll admit that the test drive was a great experience. The engine roared and continued to rumble the entire drive, like you’d expect from a classic car. As we cruised down the streets of Westerly in the 1968 Volvo Amazon, it felt like we went back in time; to simpler times.