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1999 V70 Turbo wagon - The one that got away!

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1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70

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1999 V70 Turbo wagon - The one that got away!

Post by scot850 »

So once in a while I go to one of the larger local auctions for fun and if there is an interesting car(s) for sale. I'm not allowed to buy any on fear of death!

Anyway, today sat in the far corner of the yard (and I do mean the furthest up against a wire fence) was a poor old 1999 V70 wagon with a bullet riddled front end, actually lots and lots of stone damaged and a broken wind-shield. I was told that they hadn't been able to start it as the battery was dead and they didn't know if it ran. So no way to check engine lights etc.....!

I was interested to see if they could get it going and what it would sell for. They got it running (roughly) and sure enough a bright orange check light on. Sounded like it was running on 4 cylinders.

Car went through the auction for $300 CDN!! (About $240 US).

I would have chanced it if I could have had a chance to run Dice on it but again with no battery charge that doesn't work.

Oh well, hopefully they buyer can do something with it other than part it out.

Neil.
2000 V70 R - still being an endless PITA
2006 XC70
2003 Toyota 4Runner V8 Limited
2015 Kia Sportage EX-L
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1998 V70 XC - Sold
1997 Volvo 850 SE NA - Went to niece in California - Sold
2000 V70 SE NA - New project and test bed - Sold
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Re: 1999 V70 Turbo wagon - The one that got away!

Post by ktuuri »

I don't know what is is about them Wagons, but they are a sweet looking ride.
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Re: 1999 V70 Turbo wagon - The one that got away!

Post by tryingbe »

I bought a running T5-R with rear end damaged for $250.
85 GLH, 367 whp
00 Insight, 72 mpg
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