1980s Toyota pickup trucks were notorious rust buckets. The main problem area was the horizontal weld on the bed, but the whole truck was prone iron oxide acne. The drivetrain on the other hand, with a little 2.4 litre 22R engine was bulletproof. So what happens when you’ve got a rust bucket Toyota on top of a solid frame and 4×4 platform? Fuck yeah, you drop a 1968 Volvo 122S station wagon on top of it and drive it with a toothy grin. This Volvo looks like it belongs on that chassis. There aren’t too many hipsters that can jump out and lock the hubs on their Volvo. Well, on this one you can. How that little 100-ish horsepower 4-banger moves this zombie, I don’t know. Most likely the answer is not “quickly” though. The Volvo body looks completely rust free, save a little surface blemish here and there. The paint is peeling, but who cares? I’d leave it.
Taking a look inside, honestly, it looks just like a Toyota. The black vinyl seats look so vintage Toyota that if I blindfolded you, sat you inside and said “what are we sitting in?” you’d reply, “an early 80s Toyota.” The owner states that the interior is all Volvo and all original. I’d be willing to bet this has to be the only Volvo in North America with a 5-speed poking through the floor next to a 4 wheel drive transfer case shifter. This little Volvo 122S would be a treat to pick up groceries in, grab the kids from school, then run through the deepest puddles you can find all the way home. If you want to be that puddle-jumper, kid picker-upper it’ll take you somewhere north of five grand to make it a reality. This little Volvo mudder is on eBay at $5,450 reserve not met in Rancho Cucamonga, California.