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Platinum Edition?

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Platinum Edition?

Post by osmium » Sun May 22, 2011 10:09 am

I'm looking at getting a car for my son. I've come across a 96 850 Platinum Edition.

What's the difference between the 850 GLT I have and the Platinum?

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Re: Platinum Edition?

Post by Matty Moo » Sun May 22, 2011 10:52 am

96 GLT is a non-turbo, the platinum is a turbo and comes with all the factory options. The platinum also has Nivomats in the back instead of regular shocks.

I've had both. I miss my NA because it didn't use much gas and kept me out of trouble. I've been pulled over a few times for speeding in the Platinum.


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Re: Platinum Edition?

Post by Ozark Lee » Sun May 22, 2011 11:06 am

The biggest difference on the Platinum Edition, aside from every option available, is the three layer paint. It looks pearl white in the day but at night it turns to a brilliant platinum color in the light.

It also has the Persus wheels which were unique to the Platinum Edition.

The only true Platinum Edition cars are '96 models. I've seen a bunch of Alpine White cars being marketed as Platinum Editions but they aren't.

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Re: Platinum Edition?

Post by matthew1 » Sun May 22, 2011 11:28 am

Ozark Lee wrote:The biggest difference on the Platinum Edition, aside from every option available, is the three layer paint. It looks pearl white in the day but at night it turns to a brilliant platinum color in the light.
The paint is absolutely gorgeous. They are, besides pale yellow 850 R, the best looking 90s Volvo, in my opinion.


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Re: Platinum Edition?

Post by osmium » Sun May 22, 2011 1:35 pm

Ozark Lee wrote:The biggest difference on the Platinum Edition, aside from every option available, is the three layer paint. It looks pearl white in the day but at night it turns to a brilliant platinum color in the light.

It also has the Persus wheels which were unique to the Platinum Edition.

The only true Platinum Edition cars are '96 models. I've seen a bunch of Alpine White cars being market as Platinum Editions but they aren't.

...Lee
I guess it's not a Platinum then - it's either blue or black!

It is a 96 850 turbo.

Thanks for the info!

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Re: Platinum Edition?

Post by JRL » Sun May 22, 2011 2:43 pm

ALL Platinums are 850 turbos
They're also pearl, hence the name


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Re: Platinum Edition?

Post by misha » Sun May 22, 2011 7:28 pm

Ozark Lee wrote:...It also has the Persus wheels which were unique to the Platinum Edition.
Mine came from the factory with Persus wheels,but it's not Platinum.It's the latest model of 850 made in '97 with Motronic 4.4.

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Re: Platinum Edition?

Post by Free2drive! » Mon May 23, 2011 2:16 am

Don't think we got the Platinum model in Europe but the T5 could be ordered with Persus alloys in some markets. The Persus alloys were 16' but you can fit the larger brakes from early V/S 70's. I wonder how many Platinums were sold in the US, could be rarer than an 'R'.

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Re: Platinum Edition?

Post by JRL » Mon May 23, 2011 5:32 am

No
We got about 1000 of each, sedans and wagons


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Re: Platinum Edition?

Post by zavedel » Mon May 23, 2011 6:40 pm

I have owned two Platinum wagons for ten years...still have them...in my opinion, they are the pinnacle of pre Ford volvo products, and I love them. They are starting to show their 15 years of age, but I would not hesitate to take either one of them on a west coast jaunt right now. They both are pretty much loaded with all of Volvos 1996 options, except one has roof racks and the other does not. I also have a 97 Turbo sedan 850, and it is similar in most ways, including Persus wheels, just not quite so fully equipped with options.



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