Be it coupe, sedan, or station wagon, Volvo’s Amazon offered eye-opening European performance that was far beyond its sedate styling. And this performance is one reason why the Amazon earned a loyal following. That said, the look is clean and anything but offensive, but can it get better? Let’s see what Chip Foose has in mind to give the Amazon a dose of muscle and attitude.

Chip’s design definitely has some fun with the Amazon, while using tricks from this hot rodding playbook. He starts with a sketch of an Amazon coupe (or two-door sedan) in side view, lowers it, moves a chrome moulding lower on the body, paints the headlight rings body color, uses Jaguar door handles, and chops the A-pillars to make it into a convertible.

While larger wheels are added, their design pays homage to the Amazon’s original wheels.  Chip finishes his rendering in a dark green, a wonderfully subtle color for a wonderfully subtle street machine.

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