Volvo - Volvo Amazon

The Volvo Amazon was introduced in 1956 alongside the PV444 and PV544 models. There were a number of Volvo Amazon models to choose from, the 2 door, a 4 door and by 1962 an estate version. But outside of Sweden itself the Amazon was initially marketed as the Volvo 121 (the basic model) or Volvo 122S (the Sports model) or Volvo 123. This name change was because the Amazon name was already in use on a German motorcycle, so the Amazon name could not be used. But in any case, these Volvo Amazons are all part of the Volvo 120 range of cars. Throughout the long years of Volvo Amazon production the engines in the cars were 1583cc , 1778cc and 1986 cc capacity. The Volvo Amazon was in production until 1970.

Volvo Amazon tyre size was originally 5.90x15 which is a radial 165R15 equivalent size. And Volvo started fitting this same 165R15 tyre size shortly afterwards as the use and availability of radial tyres became more widespread. We would recommend our exceptional, period correct steel belted 165VR15 tyre size which will transform the handling of these Amazons - guaranteed. If a non standard wider tyre were wanted, then the wider version of a 165R15 would be our 185/70VR15. See full details of these tyres below:

Blockley Products for Volvo Volvo Amazon


Blockley Radial

£122.00 (£146.40 inc. VAT)


Blockley Radial

£164.00 (£196.80 inc. VAT)

15/16 inch Rim Band (45mm wide)

Blockley Rim Band

£3.30 (£3.96 inc. VAT)

Set of 4 165VR15

Blockley Radials

£488.00 (£585.60 inc. VAT)