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A Volvo 850 Platinum Found, Bought and Loved

Very Nice Platinum Purchase

DougM found the 850 Platinum Wagon of his dreams.

“It has just under 122k miles. The current owner did major engine work at 106k (new head, head gaskets, rebuilt turbo, timing belt, plugs, wires, etc.)”

See more Platinum wagon photos and the story behind them.
See 850 Platinums in context with the rest of the Volvo 850 line.
Volvo Platinum Sedan
MVS Forum member DougM’s Platinum sedan. He got it for $2400. Yea.

Volvo Platinum Wagon
Obviously a wagon version of the Platinum (for reference, not related to this purchase).

m491 says: 

“Nice looking car. You and your kids will enjoy that car.

I believe the reason for these cars selling at different prices is that the average person has no idea what significance the platinum edition has over a standard 850. I only recall seeing one in my area and I just rubber-necked to figure out what kinda of paint job was on a Volvo. Super paint jobs and the guts of an “almost 850R” underneath. I just bought a wagon in the last month and the guy sold the car cheap just to move on to something newer. The original owner really babied the car and the guy I bought it from just wanted something new so he was moving on. He had the broken glove box drain issue and when tape didn’t hold it in pace he was the proud owner of a new battery (after the glove box light drained his old one.) After fixing the glove box, rear hatch rattle and struts, the PNP switch is next for me. At that point the car is 100% no issues and all done by me and my sons. “

Read more in the Volvo forum about this particular find: 1996 850 Platinum

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3 Comments

Nice! I have a 96 Platinum Canadian edition with around 350k km’s (the odometer gear went at 303) so thats about 220k miles. Trying to decide whether to put some money into it or let it die. I’ve got some oil burning issues (yes, done the pvc 🙂 ) etc. Gonna cruise the site to help me asses how much work it really needs, so any 850 turbo owners who’ve done a lot of engine work, i may be hunting you down fir advice!!

Cheers

Steve in Montreal

Maxwell Atherton says:

Thanks for featuring my wagon Matthew!

John Bradley says:

Why does the post go on about the ‘Platinum Wagon”, but show a sedan?

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