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1959 Volvo 122 S 'Amazon' [P120]

1959 Volvo 122 S [P120] in Look at Life: A Car is Born, Documentary, 1959 IMDB

Class: Cars, Racecar — Model origin: SE

1959 Volvo 122 S 'Amazon' [P120]

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bob dieck BR

2017-08-14 11:54

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1958+ Volvo 122S.

dsl SX

2017-08-14 19:07

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1959 Daily Express BRDC International Trophy, Silverstone

" .... the race was noted for an extraordinary event in Class B. Volvo AB sent four Volvo 122 Ss, shipped in directly from Sweden, dominating Class B, taking 1st, 2nd and 4th. Gunnar Andersson became the first class winner from outside the United Kingdom." - http://btcc.wikia.com/wiki/1959_BSCC_Season

Gunnar Andersson, #25 finished 8th overall, Gunnar Bengtson #26 was 9th, Arthur Wesblad #23 was 11th. Per Nystr÷m #24 did not start.

zodiac SE

2017-08-18 23:34

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@dsl:

Shouldn't "Wesblad" be Westblad? If so meaning 'leaf (blad =leaf) of the west'. Many Swedish, and Finnish, names (I don't know about Norwegian and Danish names) consists of natural references, with 18th and 19th century origins. My own as well.

And shouldn't "Bengtson" be spelled with two s, like Bengtsson? Most -son names does in Sweden, but some change their name when moving to a English speaking country.

-- Last edit: 2017-08-19 00:03:08

dsl SX

2017-08-19 00:13

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@zodiac - you may be right, but driver spellings taken from http://touringcarracing.net/Races/1959%20Silverstone%20Int.html .

zodiac SE

2017-08-19 18:53

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@dsl:

Bengtsson is spelled with two s, according to contemporary Volvo ads Link to "www.volvoamazonpictures.se" (1959-01-25 and 1960-05-19).

Wesblad deserves more research.

-- Last edit: 2017-08-19 20:42:21

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