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I Love Volvos...I cannot lie

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by STBNE, Aug 30, 2018.

  1. STBNE

    STBNE el Bendito

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    Inspiration for this thread comes from another thread here similarly titled but about all things Station Wagons...same idea here..post your Volvos and anything else you find out there...wagons..sedans..convertables..new ..old and older..LOL...I have a few..
    I only own Volvo "Bricks" the RWD cars from the 2..7 and 9 series....the best Volvos ever produced IMO..
    First up is my 1996 Volvo 960 Wagon...I upgraded the appearance with aftermarket rims from Tire rack..Sweet car..so smooth..I bought this car for $2500 and fixed a few things including a new fuel rail and a replaced catylitic converter...Drove the car 2 yrs and sold it for $3600..I wish I had kept it in retrospect...
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  2. MrBob

    MrBob To the Barricades!

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    My first Volvo, #1 of 6.
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  3. Solaros1

    Solaros1 Long timer

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    The 1967 122S that I paid $225 for back in 1972 - it was painted with a brush and would barely run when I got it. Paid the owner, drove about a mile or two from his house and stopped and removed the thoroughly clogged air filters.
    It easily got to 70 mph after that. I traded the Volvo and $600 for my second Land Rover to a couple who lived in NW Alabama. About a year later a couple of escaped cows removed both front fenders by standing in the middle of the road at night.
    It looked pretty good from twenty feet away but when you got closer you could see the brush marks - at least they all ran from front to back...

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  4. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    The old C30.

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  5. chazbird

    chazbird Long timer

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    Those are nice. It's one of the few, maybe only, retro revisit design (think Camaro, Challenger, etc.) that evokes the original (1800ES) without being a clone or being overdone. It stands on its own, I think, because many were unaware of the original and thus can capture more than one type of buyer. Guess it didn't attract too many buyers though.
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  6. STBNE

    STBNE el Bendito

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    My one and only FWD car..96 850 T5..fast car..great seats...sold this one as the FWD designs were more problematic and much less reliable than the Bricks..
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  7. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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  8. STBNE

    STBNE el Bendito

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    Another one from the current fleet..my '97 960 sedan..240000K miles
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  9. STBNE

    STBNE el Bendito

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  10. STBNE

    STBNE el Bendito

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  11. Bun-bun

    Bun-bun Been here awhile

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    :D:lol3 image.jpeg image.jpeg Mine. '94 940 turbo auto. 269,672 miles today, but since it's my daily driver, it'll hit 270k next week. My first Volvo. Bought at auction for the princely sum of 400 simoleans. It was ready for a timing belt, so I did that, and replaced the front seals and the two part belt cover which had deteriorated from heat and oil to the point that pieces of the back plate were falling into the belt well, and tightened up the leaking sensor in the radiator, which stopped the coolant leak, and repinned the wastegate pivot pin so the wastegate actuator would stay on...
    The drivers door outer latch broke a couple weeks ago, but IPD supplied one for $20 that looks original. Overall I still don't have a grand in it, including the Bluetooth stereo and new speakers, although that may change since I'm eyeing a powered subwoofer. It rides well, not American station wagon wallow, a tight enough suspension if you don't mind a little roll. :lol3
    I drove it 550 miles last weekend, eleven hours total with stop and go traffic both ways. The seats are great. The brakes are not great, but they're what was on the car when I bought it. I think they were a little glazed when I got it, they've gotten better, but I'm seeing a good bit of black dust on the front wheels, so even though the pads have plenty of meat, a change may be in order. LED back up lights made a big difference, so did Siverstars. Other than that, and lusting after a 0.6 bar wastegate actuator, I'm very happy with it. As a bonus, cops don't see me in it.:clap
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  12. Bun-bun

    Bun-bun Been here awhile

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    There's a V70 wagon coming up for auction Saturday, stay tuned.:deal
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  13. jkam

    jkam Nomadic Man

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    C303.
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  14. MrBob

    MrBob To the Barricades!

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    Volvo #2. Purchased for not much as seller said rod knocking. Turned out to be 7.00 spring.
    Lovely to drive, with 4spd OD.
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  15. STBNE

    STBNE el Bendito

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    Bitchin'
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  16. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    we had a white one when I was growing up.
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  17. MrBob

    MrBob To the Barricades!

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    Your parents must have been pretty hip.
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  18. MrBob

    MrBob To the Barricades!

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    Volvo #3. Indestructible car, but vulnerable to rust. Drove it from Minnesota to the coast of Maine, and back, with a knocking rod.
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  19. JRMAL

    JRMAL Long timer

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    Cool car!
    is that the original African Twin on the right/
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  20. STBNE

    STBNE el Bendito

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    Last of the current fleet...97 S90...This one with 90K original miles...I replaced the OEM wheels with 1997 Volvo 850 turbo wheels..this is my sweetest car..Volvo for life...:deal :beer
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