• Remember the Volvo Amazon? Watch It Get Refined by a Master

Chip Foose shows us what he can do with a Volvo Amazon

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Design-wise, cars have come a long way. So much so that, for as long as we can remember, cars have been drawing inspiration from various places, such as animals, shapes, other cars, and even having the equivalent of human eyelids – case in point being the Lamborghini Miura. However, today we are talking about a much more unremarkable vehicle.

Remember the Volvo Amazon? Watch It Get Refined by a Master
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Hagerty is one of the more reputable automotive platforms when it comes to car content. For a while now, their YouTube channel has been featuring the legendary Chip Foose, in their “Chip Foose draws a car” series. The man is one of the most well-known American automotive designers and is responsible for some epic custom builds. In the series, he is asked to sketch his own version of a car, in this case, a Volvo Amazon.

Remember the Volvo Amazon? Watch It Get Refined by a Master
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As a man of talent, Chip Foose quickly redesigns the streamlined Swedish coupe, into a lowered topless, speedster type of car. The designer himself makes a remark how the Amazon’s beauty is in its simplicity. He treats the car as a blank canvas and is very interested in the opportunities it presents. He also goes on to explain how he sees a lot of inspiration from the big American cars of old, like the Chrysler 300. As you would expect, the end result is stunning and if you are like me, it might even inspire you to open your web browser and start searching for a decent affordable example of the Volvo Amazon.

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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