I’ve said it before, for years now. If you want a Volvo collectible, buy a manual transmission 2004-2007 S60 R or V70 R today. They dipped under 10k for a few years. Now nice ones ask prices are over $10k. Here’s a good R&T story on one:
Performance-oriented Volvos hold a special place in our hearts. They might not always be able to out-handle the competition, but their quirkiness and unique approach certainly make up for it. The V70R might be the coolest Volvo performance car ever, and this one’s for sale. You should buy it.
This 2007 Volvo V70R is a final-year model equipped with the rare six-speed manual transmission. Those familiar with this car will know of its odd “spaceball” shifter boot, which uses a plastic sphere as the base of the shift knob rather than the traditional piece of leather. But of course, that’s not the only interesting thing about this Volvo.
There’s not as much upside as say a BMW E92 M3. Volvo does just not have the performance halo that investors seek.
Some V70 R and S60 R Sample Ask Prices in the Last Few Years
For You Automatic Drivers Out There
Here’s a very low miles 2005 V70 R automatic a few years ago for a boatload but not a unicorn, despite the unicornish color.