When I was growing up in Sweden (a very long time ago) the Volvo 122 cars were in their heyday and extremely popular. Rally racing was the sport of the day and when you modified your Volvo it was the rally look that was popular
“Extraljus” as in auxiliary lights was all the rage to achieve the rally look and brand and style was very important as well. The Hella or Marchall lights were good choices but if you really wanted to be cool you added the big Bosch Rally Knick.
I found these on that auction site and they are in very good condition.
Short of building a rally car around these lights I decided to replace my small Hella lights on my 122S Wagon.
Turns out that these lights had 100 Watts Halogen bulbs in them. This should ne enough to melt the paint off the car in front of you.
Ragge Fransson was a relentless Volvo wagon and 123GT enthusiasts.
Story time…He was also a true gentleman: I had just connected with him about Volvos so he barely knew me. I was bidding from US on a rare Volvo part on a Swedish auction site. Turns out he was bidding as well. When he saw that I was the bidder he backed off and let me have the part. I did not know until later.
Unfortunately he left us last year…way too early. RIP Ragge!
Ragge sent us these pictures a few years ago from a wagon meet in Sweden.
The red wagon is a 1968, Automatic.
Roof rack is the norm.
Ragge Franssons 1968 122 Wagon Sport.
They look great with the 5.5 inch wide rims. Tires are 195-60-15
Photo: Ragge Fransson
Magnus Johansson from Karlshamn, Sweden sent us this picture of his car and trailer. The car is a 1965 Volvo PV 544 Sport. The car is un-restored and is even sporting the original paint. The trailer is an Opio also from 1965.
It has been rolling on 15 X 5.5 inch wheels for a few years and it looks and drives well. However, I thought I should do something different for chits and giggles.
I found a set of the tried and true 17 X 7 Dodge Charger steel wheels and had them powder coated silver and wrapped with a set of 215/50/17 performance tires.
Lowered about three inches here. I don’t want to go any lower as I would have to start using shorter shocks etc.
Besides, I don’t like the look of cars sitting on their rockers, looks like the suspension is broken. The rear suspension with stock springs was rather soft even with new OE springs, bushings and shocks. Now with the shorter firmer springs the car drives absolutely great.
Added Volvo 140 series stainless steel center caps. As they were made for it.