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850: Well Bought, Well Restored to Stage 0

This is Well Restored!

This is the first time I have worked on anything other than a Japanese vehicle, so the repair wasn’t without a learning curve. Now I am more prepared for the work I still have remaining.

Beautiful 850, bought, restoredFinally I used some scratch remover and wax and finished cleaning up the outside. I can’t believe how nicely the car has cleaned up…the car had a lot of build-up on the paint from infrequent cleaning/waxing by the previous owner. Much of the little scratches are now gone.

850: Well Bought, Well Restored

Bonus! More about the Volvo 850

Volvo unveiled an entirely new model series in June 1991, the Volvo 850 GLT. The Volvo 850 GLT was launched under the banner of “A dynamic car with four world-beating breakthroughs”.

The four new features were: transverse 5-cylinder engine driving the front wheels, Delta-link rear axle which combined the dynamics and ride comfort of independent suspension with the security of a live rear axle, the SIPS integrated side-impact protection system, and the self-adjusting front seat belt mechanism.

The exterior design of the 850 bore a strong Volvo identity, and its 740 and 940 heritage was immediately apparent.

Volvo 850 GLT received a tumultuous welcome; seldom has a new car reaped so many awards as the 850.

Over the intervening years, the 850 series has been expanded with additional variants, among them turbocharged petrol versions and a direct-injection turbo-diesel.

The Volvo 850 was also the first car in the world to offer side-impact airbags, which were introduced in autumn 1994.

In model year 1997, the S70 replaced the 850 Sedan car.

Technical Specifications

Model: 850 Sedan
Variants: AWD, T5 R
Produced: 1991 – 1996
Volume: 390835
Body: 4-door sedan
Engine: 5-cylinder in-line DOHC unit, 1,984 cc to 2,435 cc or 5-cylinder in-line 2,461 cc SOHC turbo-diesel
Transmission: 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic, FWR or AWD
Brakes: Hydraulic, all-round disc brakes
Dimensions: Overall length 467 cm Wheelbase 267 cm

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1 Comment

I have a volvo 1993 859GLT which I purchased my son learned how to drive on it and my brother who was sent to Iqar had an accident in it. I have had major work done like new gas line, new tranmission but am in love with this car that start’s like a dream. I now needs major front body work and new brakes and interior work. I want to keep it and want to get it fixed. Please can someone help me?

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