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Deal of the Decade? 850R for $500

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1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70

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Re: Deal of the Decade? 850R for $500

Post by bmdubya1198 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:50 pm

akitawagon wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:47 pm
I don't think so. . . a lot of people try to list their for sale Volvos as having a "type R" engine or being a "type R" to generate interest and higher price from the folks that are into the type R Honda performance community.

No winter package (headlight wipers), stock front spoiler, stock 850 color, Cetus wheels and all the other things previously mentioned. It may make a good beater, daily driver if it's still in reasonable condition. Sounds like a lot of work though.

Related fact: there was an option to purchase an 850R with the 16" Columba wheels from the factory for those that didn't want the "harsh" ride from the 17"s. I've read about this before on one of the forums and have actually met a guy at the gas station with an R and columbas. He preferred the 17" Volans on mine, but the his car came with columba's when he bought it.
Interesting. I've seen Rs with Columbas, but I didn't know they were available from the factory on the R.
2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 193k
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 2??k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 108k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 162k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1991 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 172k
1992 245 Base White/Beige 249k
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 199k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
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Re: Deal of the Decade? 850R for $500

Post by erikv11 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:38 pm

My 95 has Columbas, but I don't know if it came that way or they were dropped in later.
'95 854 T5-R, Motronic 4.4, 185k
'96 855 NA, 145k
'98 S70 NA, 220k (living out west)
'98 V70, T5 tune-injectors-turbo, LPT engine, 285k
'06 S60 R, 160k
gone: '96 NA 850 210k, '98 NA V70 182k

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