Volvo Amazon - The Complete Story includes the history of Volvo before and after the Amazon; development and production of all Amazon derivatives from 1956-1970, including the 121, 122S, 122S, 123GT and all of the estate editions. Biographies of key Volvo personnel, including the company's first designer, Jan Wilsgaard are featured. Full buying guide along with tips on tuning and modifying, including rally preparation. Finally, the book gives an insight into what the press thought of each Amazon derivative, with pages also devoted to how the car was marketed in period.
Richard Dredge bought his first car, a Triumph Herald 1200, when he was just sixteen years old. At twenty-one he purchased a Vitesse, and as with the Herald, he completely rebuilt the car. Since then he has also acquired an Alpine A610 - but no Volvo Amazon. Yet. The first book Richard ever wrote was the history of Volvo. A regular contributor to motoring magazines such as, Practical Classics and Classic Car Weekly, Richard also writes for Auto Express, Sunday Times. He runs www.firstcar.co.uk for new drivers.