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P80s Starting to get scarce at P&Ps

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Post by E Showell » Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:53 pm

There could be some seasonal effect here as well. Not as many pickers in the yard when it's cold so they may spend a little more time crushing and smelting. For the first time ever in my experience Harry's online inventory listed Volvos in row numbers that did not exist, with a lot of cleared space where those cars should have been.
'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
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Re: P80s Starting to get scarce at P&Ps

Post by abscate » Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:08 pm

E Showell wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:53 pm
There could be some seasonal effect here as well. Notv as many pickers in the yard when it's cold so they may spend a little more time crushing and smelting. For the first time ever in my experience Harry's online inventory listed Volvos in row numbers that did not exist, with a lot of cleared space where those cars should have been.
Man , these guy have to do a better job expanding their accessible market

If I had. Picture of each car, vin, and option plate , interiorshot, engine shot, I would go 3-4x a year.

Driving 4 hours to see empty rows? Not happening
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Post by E Showell » Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:49 pm

That's the first time that (as in seeing empty, non-existent rows where cars were supposed to be) has ever happened to me there.

They do list VIN numbers and color on inventory, but there are some rather impressionistic color assessments, like olive green being listed as "black."

If you are a master VIN decoder you can probably get engine spec and transmission at least, as well as probably AWD or FWD.
'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (actively for sale)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected -- Don't cry for me Argentina . . . )
'07 S80 3.2 FWD Auto, Barents Blue Metallic
'06 V70 R AWD Auto, Sonic Blue Metallic
'04 XC70 Ruby Red Metallic
'95 855 auto (sold)
'86 245 manual (sold)

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Re: P80s Starting to get scarce at P&Ps

Post by RickHaleParker » Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:55 pm

abscate wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:08 pm
Driving 4 hours to see empty rows? Not happening
Albany, NY to Hazleton, PA?

The two Pick-n-Pills in Rode Island are closer to Albany then Hazleton.

Check inventory. There are P80s. I count at least 13 in RI.
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Re: P80s Starting to get scarce at P&Ps

Post by abscate » Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:59 am

RickHaleParker wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:55 pm
abscate wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:08 pm
Driving 4 hours to see empty rows? Not happening
Albany, NY to Hazleton, PA?

The two Pick-n-Pills in Rode Island are closer to Albany then Hazleton.

Check inventory. There are P80s. I count at least 13 in RI.
Has anyone here tried the row52 concept? Looks like the idea I wrote above is in place for some yards

https://row52.com/

I’ll definitely look into these RI yards as I’m in Boston almost weekly for biz. Inthe spring time days are long enough for a couple hours yard work. I don’t see me lasting long in a yard in the summer, I melt above 80F
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Re: P80s Starting to get scarce at P&Ps

Post by RickHaleParker » Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:46 am

abscate wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:59 am
I’ll definitely look into these RI yards as I’m in Boston almost weekly for biz. Inthe spring time days are long enough for a couple hours yard work. I don’t see me lasting long in a yard in the summer, I melt above 80F
Row 53 never works for me unless I would be willing to do a 5 hour round trip.

For you the Cumberland, RI yard would add only 35 miles to a Boston round trip.
Cumberland, RI and Johnston, RI would add 65 miles to a round trip.

I hear you on the heat, I missed out on some good front seats for the C70 and a spare SC901 system because it was too hot.
Could not justify a 400 mile round trip to go a second time.

My Ferrets melt at 80°F ... is there a connection? :wink:
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Platform: X40 (Nedcar) 2003 S40, B4204T3, 14T twin scroll AW55-50/51SN, Siemens EMS 2000. Plant: Born Netherlands.
Platform P2 2005 XC90 T6 Executive, B6294T, 4T65 AWD, Bosch Motronic 7.0, Plant Torslanda Sweden.
Platform P2 2004 S60R, B2524T4, AW50/51 AWD, Bosch Motronic 7.0, BorgWarner K24 turbocharger, Plant Ghent Belgium.

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