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Volvo Amazon Upholstery

In the beginning of the production Volvo chooses a combination of textile and leatherette for the upholstery in the Amazon. Leatherette is used where the wear and tear is the greatest and where the need for cleaning is the biggest. On the earlier cars, the roof interior is made of textile and the floor and luggage compartment mats are made of grey rubber. With model year 1965 several fundamental changes are made also on the interior, including upholstery entirely made of leatherette when the new Volvo seat is introduced. Floor and luggage compartment mats are now made of black rubber. The textile roof interior was replaced by one made of vinyl already the year before. Leatherette is sometimes called vinyl.

Sections: P 1200 / P 120 P 130 P 220




When the export to the USA begins in 1959, upholstery entirely in leatherette is available - but only on the export cars. Upholstery partly in leather is also available on the US market and these cars get vinyl interior roof before other markets do. From 1968 the export cars to the USA have head rests as factory installed standard equipment, but already in 1965 the front seats were fitted with the guiding sleeves for head rests at the factory to simplify retrofitting (which was often done already by the reseller).

The Estate has, with only one exception (504-215) and one model year (1962) upholstery entirely in leatherette on all markets. One upholstery code for the Estate (508-266) is not listed in the parts catalogue, for some reason. The Estate does not have rearseat center armrest on any market or any model year.

Volvo uses the same upholstery code for upholsteries in different editions. One good example is 424-551 that can be found as red leatherette on the P 130 model years 1967 - 1968. In the Favorit edition this upholstery comes without pockets and pressings on the doors, but the same upholstery code can also be found on the 121 edition with door pockets and pressings and on the 122 S edition for the USA (with head rests). There are more examples, especially among the earlier model years.

From 1965 to 1968 all cars have the rearseat center armrest, except the Estate. The P 130 in Favorit edition also comes with rearseat center armrest. Head rests are available as option from 1965 (fits the new Volvo seat) and becomes standard on the export cars to the USA in 1968 and later on all cars in 1970. Bench type front seat, as shown in the picture above to the right, is found only on the P 120 and then only on model year 1961 with the B16 engine and on cars with the B18 engine (1962 - 1967). On the B18 cars, bench type front seat exist in combination with steering wheel gearshift lever (manual M40RV or automatic BW35) but on the B16 cars bench type front seat is found only in combination with floor gearshift lever. All cars with bench type front seat have upholstery entirely in leatherette (no textile). Front door pockets are new with model year 1961 but are revoked again in 1969 on the P 130 (they remain on the P 220) and are also not found on the P 130 in Favorit edition.

Upholstery 1970

On 1965 - 1968 model years both the front and rear seats have vertical pressings (weld marks) on both sides of the middle section. These pressings disappear on model year 1969 - 1970. Together with the rearseat center armrest and the door pockets, these are the main differences between 417-515 (1965 - 1968) and 417B-515 (1969), and 425-552 (1965 - 1968) and 425B-552 (1969). In 1969, three other upholsteries are added. In 1970, new upholsteries with rougher pressings in the middle sections of the seats are introduced.

Upholstery is commonly found among the things that Volvo did not include as part of a car meant for assembly abroad (CKD), together with battery, windows, tires, etc. and the Volvo Amazon in different editions assembled in, in particular, Chile and South Africa can therefore be seen with completely different upholsteries than those listed here. The cars to South Africa were shipped with type designation plates with blank upholstery field.

It is common with deviating upholstery for Volvo Amazon in police edition, often having their own S-codes. Also other special delivery cars, such as to the Royal Danish Court, had completely different upholsteries than what is listed here.

Please click here for more differences between model years. Click here for an incomplete list of combinations of paint and upholstery codes.

P 1200 / P 120 - Four door sedan

Code
Color and material
Model year
Comments
6-106 Ivory leatherette, grey blue textile 1957 - 1959 Rearseat center armrest.
7-107 Ivory leatherette, red textile 1957 - 1959 Rearseat center armrest.
8-108 Ivory and black leatherette, grey textile 1957 - 1959 Rearseat center armrest.
9-109 Light grey, red and black leatherette 1957 - 1959 No rearseat center armrest.
12-110 Beige leatherette, grey blue textile 1958 - 1960 Rearseat center armrest.
13-111 Beige and black leatherette, grey textile 1958 - 1960 Rearseat center armrest.
14-112 * Beige and black leatherette, grey textile 1958 - 1960 Rearseat center armrest.
15-113 Red leather, red leatherette 1959 - 1960 No rearseat center armrest. USA only.
16-116 Beige and turquoise leatherette 1959 - 1960 No rearseat center armrest. Export only.
17-115 Beige and red leatherette 1959 - 1960 No rearseat center armrest. Export only.
114-18 * Beige leatherette, turquoise textile 1959 - 1960 Rearseat center armrest.
117-20 Light brown leatherette 1959 - 1960 Rearseat center armrest. Export only.
118-19 Beige and grey beige leatherette 1959 - 1960 No rearseat center armrest. Export only.
119-160 Light brown leatherette 1961 Rearseat center armrest. Export only.
120-161 Blue leatherette 1961 Rearseat center armrest. Export only.
121-162 Grey beige leatherette 1961 Rearseat center armrest. Export only.
122-163 Light brown leatherette, brown textile 1961 No rearseat center armrest.
123-164 Blue leatherette, blue textile 1961 No rearseat center armrest.
124-165 Grey beige leatherette, grey textile 1961 No rearseat center armrest.
125-183 Red leatherette, red leather 1961 - 1962 No rearseat center armrest. Export only.
129-178 ** Light brown leatherette 1961 Bench type front seat. Rearseat center armrest. Export only.
130-179 Blue leatherette 1961 Bench type front seat. Rearseat center armrest.
131-180 Grey beige leatherette 1961 Bench type front seat. Rearseat center armrest.
135-200 Nougat colored leatherette 1962 - 1963 Rearseat center armrest. Export only.
136-201 Maroon leatherette 1962 Rearseat center armrest. Export only.
137-202 Blue leatherette 1962 - 1963 Rearseat center armrest. Export only.
138-203 Nougat colored leatherette, beige textile 1962 - 1963 No rearseat center armrest.
139-204 Blue leatherette, blue textile 1962 - 1963 No rearseat center armrest.
140-205 Nougat colored leatherette 1962 - 1963 Bench type front seat. Rearseat center armrest.
141-206 Maroon leatherette 1962 - 1963 Bench type front seat. Rearseat center armrest.
142-207 Light blue leatherette 1962 - 1963 Bench type front seat. Rearseat center armrest.
147-224 Grey leatherette 1962 - 1963 Rearseat center armrest. Export only.
148-225 Red leatherette 1962 - 1963 Rearseat center armrest. Export only.
149-226 Grey leatherette, grey textile 1962 - 1963 No rearseat center armrest.
150-227 Red leatherette, red textile 1962 - 1963 No rearseat center armrest.
151-228 Grey leatherette 1962 - 1963 Bench type front seat. Rearseat center armrest.
152-229 Red leatherette 1962 - 1963 Bench type front seat. Rearseat center armrest.
155-248 Grey leatherette 1964 Rearseat center armrest. Export only.
156-249 Red leatherette 1964 Rearseat center armrest. Export only.
157-258 Golden brown leatherette 1964 Rearseat center armrest. Export only.
158-250 Grey leatherette, grey textile 1964 No rearseat center armrest.
159-251 Red leatherette, red textile 1964 No rearseat center armrest.
160-259 Golden brown leatherette, golden brown textile 1964 No rearseat center armrest.
161-252 Grey leatherette 1964 Bench type front seat. Rearseat center armrest.
162-253 Red leatherette 1964 Bench type front seat. Rearseat center armrest.
167-502 Dark red leatherette 1965 Rearseat center armrest.
168-503 Black leatherette 1965 - 1967 Rearseat center armrest.
169-504 Leather brown leatherette 1965 - 1966 Rearseat center armrest.
170-505 Light blue leatherette 1965 Rearseat center armrest.
171-506 Red leatherette 1965 - 1966 Bench type front seat. Rearseat center armrest.
172-507 Black leatherette 1965 - 1966 Bench type front seat. Rearseat center armrest.
175-523 Dark red leatherette 1966 Rearseat center armrest.
176-524 Blue leatherette 1966 - 1967 Rearseat center armrest.
178-526 Green leatherette 1966 - 1967 Rearseat center armrest.
179-527 Red leatherette 1965 - 1966 Bench type front seat. Rearseat center armrest.
183-545 Red leatherette 1967 Rearseat center armrest.
184-546 Leather brown leatherette 1967 Rearseat center armrest.
185-547 Green leatherette 1966 - 1967 Rearseat center armrest.
187-549 Leather brown leatherette 1967 Bench type front seat. Rearseat center armrest.

* The numbers switched sometime between ch.-no. 42407 and 45535, i.e. 112-14 and 18-114 also occurs.
** Not mentioned in the spare parts catalogue.

P 130 - Two door sedan

Code
Color and material
Model year
Comments
401-189 Light brown leatherette 1962 - 1963 Rearseat center armrest. Export only.
402-190 Maroon leatherette 1962 Rearseat center armrest. Export only.
403-191 Light blue leatherette 1962 - 1963 Rearseat center armrest. Export only.
404-192 Light brown leatherette, beige textile 1962 - 1963 No rearseat center armrest.
405-193 Light blue leatherette, light blue textile 1962 - 1963 No rearseat center armrest.
406-233 Grey leatherette 1962 - 1963 Rearseat center armrest. Export only.
407-234 Red leatherette 1962 - 1963 Rearseat center armrest. Export only.
408-235 Grey leatherette, grey textile 1962 - 1963 No rearseat center armrest.
409-236 Red leatherette, red textile 1962 - 1963 No rearseat center armrest.
410-244 Grey leatherette 1964 Rearseat center armrest. Export only.
411-245 Red leatherette 1964 Rearseat center armrest. Export only.
412-262 Golden brown leatherette 1964 Rearseat center armrest. Export only.
413-246 Grey leatherette, grey textile 1964 No rearseat center armrest.
414-247 Red leatherette, red textile 1964 No rearseat center armrest.
415-263 Golden brown leatherette, golden brown textile 1964 No rearseat center armrest.
416-514 Dark red leatherette 1965 Rearseat center armrest.
417-515 Black leatherette 1965 - 1968 Rearseat center armrest. Head rests on the export cars 1968.
417B-515 Black leatherette 1969 No door pockets, no Rearseat center armrest.
418-516 Leather brown leatherette 1965 Rearseat center armrest.
419-517 Light blue leatherette 1965 Rearseat center armrest.
420-532 Dark red leatherette 1966 Rearseat center armrest. Also Favorit.
421-533 Blue leatherette 1965 - 1968 Rearseat center armrest.
423-535 Green leatherette 1966 - 1967 Rearseat center armrest.
424-551 Maroon leatherette 1967 - 1968 Rearseat center armrest. Head rests on the export cars 1968. Also Favorit.
424-585 Red leatherette 1967 - 1968 Rearseat center armrest. Head rests on the export cars 1968.
425-552 Leather brown leatherette 1967 - 1968 Rearseat center armrest. Head rests on the export cars 1968.
425B-552 Leather brown leatherette 1969 No door pockets, no rear center arm rest.
426-553 Green leatherette 1966 - 1967 Rearseat center armrest.
427-575 Blue leatherette 1968 Rearseat center armrest. Head rests on the export cars.
428-584 Black leatherette 1967 - 1968 Rearseat center armrest. Also Favorit.
429-585 Maroon leatherette 1967 - 1968 Rearseat center armrest. Head rests on the export cars. Also Favorit.
430-595 Beige leatherette 1969 No door pockets, no Rearseat center armrest. Head rests S-code 5558.
431-596 Blue leatherette 1969 No door pockets, no Rearseat center armrest. Head rests S-code 5559.
432-597 Red leatherette 1969 No door pockets, no Rearseat center armrest. Head rests S-code 5560.
433-635 Leather brown leatherette 1970 Head rests. No door pockets, no Rearseat center armrest.
434-636 Red leatherette 1970 Head rests. No door pockets, no Rearseat center armrest.
435-637 Blue leatherette 1970 Head rests. No door pockets, no Rearseat center armrest.

P 220 - Estate

Code
Color and material
Model year
Comments
501-230 Light brown leatherette 1963
502-231 Grey leatherette 1963
503-232 Red leatherette 1962 - 1963
504-215 Light brown leatherette, beige textile 1962
507-254 Grey leatherette 1964
508-255 Red leatherette 1964
508-266 ** Black leatherette 1964 Not listed in the parts catalogue.
509-264 Golden brown leatherette 1964 Export only.
510-518 Dark red leatherette 1965
511-519 Black leatherette 1965 - 1968 Head rests on the export cars 1968.
512-520 Leather brown leatherette 1965 - 1968 Export only. Head rests 1968.
513-521 Light blue leatherette 1965
514-536 Dark red leatherette 1966
515-537 Blue leatherette 1966 - 1968
517-539 Green leatherette 1966 - 1967
518-554 Maroon leatherette 1967 - 1968 Head rests on the export cars 1968.
519-555 Leather brown leatherette 1967 - 1968 Head rests on the export cars 1968.
520-556 Green leatherette 1966 - 1967
521-576 Blue leatherette 1968 Head rests. Export only.
522-598 Beige leatherette 1969
523-599 Blue leatherette 1969
524-600 Red leatherette 1969

** Not mentioned in the spare parts catalogue.

Examples

Below are a few examples of different upholsteries for the model years 1957 - 1964.


1961: Blue upholstery in export edition (120-161) in combination with blue paint (67)


1961: Leather tan upholstery in export edition (119-160) in combination with grey beige paint (65)


1961: Grey beige upholstery in export edition (121-162) in combination with red paint with grey beige roof (51)


1962: Blue upholstery (405-193) in combination with blue paint (67)


1962: Nougat colored upholstery (404-192) in combination with black paint (19)


1964: Red upholstery (409-236) in combination with white paint (79)

Below are a few examples of different upholsteries for the model years 1965 - 1970.


1965: Red upholstery (167-502) in combination with white paint (79)


1967: Leather brown upholstery (425-552) in combination with white paint (79)


1969: Beige upholstery (430-595) in combination with red paint (46)


1970: Blue upholstery (435-637) in combination with blue paint (99)



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