Welcome to the world's #1 Volvo forum!

Volvo Fixes & Advice since 2001.

Login Register

1999 V70R 320k miles (bad trans, no reverse) $800 OBO

List Volvos and Volvo parts for sale, want to buy, or for trade. Include your location!
Post Reply
Posts: 38
Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:54 pm
Year and Model: 1999 v70r
Location: Nebraska
Been thanked: 1 time

1999 V70R 320k miles (bad trans, no reverse) $800 OBO

Post by fairmont50 »

It is a laser blue 1999 with a tan interior, the body is in good condition with no dents or rust (rock chips on the front though) and the interior shows the usual wear (320k on the car). The tires are pirelli P4s with about 50% remaining. New windshield put in a few months ago. It has a 2.4 of about 2001 vintage in it with 180000 miles and I have a 2.3 T8 engine that may be good (long story) with about 120k on it that will go with the car. Everything (except for the transmission) still works, the rear driveshaft is not in it but I have all of the parts, just did not replace it after the engine swap 1.5 years ago. I have some other spare parts left over (turbo and injectors from the original engine, oil filters, etc.). I am located about 20 miles south of Omaha, NE.

This was my daily driver until about 2 weeks ago when the trans went out in my driveway. It was in reverse backing out when there was a bang and then no reverse. Forward seems to work fine but I have not driven it to test that out.

IMG_1683.JPG (2.37 MiB) Viewed 1921 times
IMG_1682.JPG (2.24 MiB) Viewed 1921 times

User avatar
Site Admin
Posts: 11114
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2002 11:03 am
Year and Model: 850 T5, 1997
Location: Denver, Colorado, US
Has thanked: 764 times
Been thanked: 333 times

Post by matthew1 »

This would make an outstanding manual conversion car. Rare color, rare model, cheap project.

Help keep MVS on the web -> click sponsors' links here on MVS when you buy from them.
Also -> Amazon link
. Click that when you go to buy something on Amazon and MVS gets a kickback.

1997 850 T5, MSD ignition coil, Hallman manual boost controller, injectors, R bumper, OMP strut brace [gone]
2004 V70 R [gone]


Posts: 6638
Joined: Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:46 pm
Year and Model: 2000 V70 R
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Has thanked: 22 times
Been thanked: 317 times

Post by scot850 »

Nice looking car for the mileage. Hopefully someone will rescue it! See the one I posted in the findings section yesterday also!

2000 V70 R - still being an endless PITA
2006 XC70
2003 Toyota 4Runner V8 Limited
2015 Kia Sportage EX-L
1993 850 GLT -Sold
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

User avatar
Posts: 165
Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:30 pm
Year and Model: Red 99 S70 T5,
Location: Tampa Bay, FL
Been thanked: 2 times

Post by RigsPGT »

Any updates on this car? Seller is a gazillion miles away from me but never know, have to look up Uhaul prices and go from there!
99 S70 T5, The Red Devil
Ported 19T and R manifold, 3" DP with Magnaflow race cat, 2.5" cat back, Precision FMIC, Rigs intake pipe, H&Rs, Bilsteins, 302's with Akebonos, Jewels, HIDs, egg crate grille, transmission cooler.

Posts: 38
Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:54 pm
Year and Model: 1999 v70r
Location: Nebraska
Been thanked: 1 time

Post by fairmont50 »

it is still available but I (and some others) are getting tired of looking at it in the driveway. Let me know if you are interested, depending on what is wrong in the trans you might be able to drive it home as long as you do not need to back up but that would be a bit of a gamble. I have not moved it more than 30 feet or so since the reverse failure.



User avatar
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:28 pm
Year and Model: 1998 V70 XC
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Post by Chicago_1998V70XC »

PM sent. Thanks!
Current - 2000 V70R Venetian Red Pearl 212k
Past - 1998 V70 XC Emerald Green Metallic 196k
RIP - 1987 Mazda RX-7 White/Red (first car, many speeding tickets, blown rotary engine)
A set of silver Volans in search of a Laser Blue V70R.

Posts: 88
Joined: Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:25 pm
Year and Model: 855 GLT 1996
Location: USA

Post by Jazzop »

I'm interested. PM sent.

User avatar
E Showell
Posts: 3228
Joined: Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:00 pm
Year and Model: V70R '06 AWD Auto
Location: Long Valley, N.J.
Has thanked: 36 times
Been thanked: 90 times

Post by E Showell »

'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (sold)
'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)
'05 V70 T5 M (totalled)
'06 V70 FWD Auto (totalled)
'02 Honda Insight CVT

Posts: 38
Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:54 pm
Year and Model: 1999 v70r
Location: Nebraska
Been thanked: 1 time

Post by fairmont50 »

it is still available, I have purchased a used transmission with 130K miles for it and am planning on fixing it. Let me know if you have any questions.


Posts: 143
Joined: Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:28 pm
Year and Model: 1966-2000-2003-2007
Location: philadelphia

Post by mikel »

Interested... sent PM


Post Reply