Deal of the Decade? 850R for $500

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1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
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Re: Deal of the Decade? 850R for $500

Post by bmdubya1198 »

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.
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Post by erikv11 »

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, 293k
'06 S60 R, 167k
'07 XC70, 170k
'99 Camry V6 :shock: 130k
gone: '96 NA 850 210k, '98 NA V70 182k

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