Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

Own­er­ship of any over­seas car was still un­usual in 1962 and the mar­que was an un­com­mon sight on British roads when this ad­vert was pub­lished. The stel­lar Ama­zon is the new Es­tate, which was the first pur­pose-de­signed Volvo sta­tion wagon as op­posed to a mod­i­fied van. The text strongly in­fers ex­clu­siv­ity – ‘the for­tu­nate few’ – while the prom­ise of prac­ti­cal fea­tures such as front seat belts and, er, mud flaps jus­ti­fies the fairly high price tag. Mean­while, sev­eral Rover P4 driv­ers mused that surely there would be no harm in di­alling Hyde Park 0321 to ar­range a test drive? Even if their neigh­bours would mut­ter about ‘un­pa­tri­otic beat­niks’ on tak­ing de­liv­ery of that new 122…

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