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Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)

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Re: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)

Post by MoVolvos » Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:50 pm

bmdubya1198 wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:54 am
abscate wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:57 am

You can buy from a dealer at 80% of ask if you show up with that sweet green smell of cash.

Thats a nice stick shift S70 T5 at $3500. If you bought a $500 one, you would be in deeper to get to that condition.
At $3,500, it would probably be a great buy if it's up to date on maintenance. It looks like a really nice car.
The front and rear ride height looks like an AWD. At that age they usually have a sagging rear end.


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Re: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:36 am

MoVolvos wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:50 pm
The front and rear ride height looks like an AWD. At that age they usually have a sagging rear end.
It is sitting kinda high... maybe it has new quick struts, those tend to raise the front end a lot. Those things are awful... gave my cousin's V70 a gasser stance!
But the car looks level at least.


2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 191k
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 2??k
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1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
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Re: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)

Post by MoVolvos » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:47 am

bmdubya1198 wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:36 am
MoVolvos wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:50 pm
The front and rear ride height looks like an AWD. At that age they usually have a sagging rear end.
It is sitting kinda high... maybe it has new quick struts, those tend to raise the front end a lot. Those things are awful... gave my cousin's V70 a gasser stance!
But the car looks level at least.
"Gasser"? Is that opposite of Ricer?
EDIT: Tires also look one size up in term of the Aspect To Width Ratio (50 to 55 Series)


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Re: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:25 pm

MoVolvos wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:47 am
"Gasser"? Is that opposite of Ricer?
EDIT: Tires also look one size up in term of the Aspect To Width Ratio (50 to 55 Series)
Hey, I actually found a Volvo gasser! Like this, but a little less dramatic.
https://images.app.goo.gl/cM8f1KfvvVd94vm8A


2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 191k
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 2??k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 108k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 160k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1992 Miata Mariner Blue/Black 146k
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1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k- Never should have sold it


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Re: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)

Post by MoVolvos » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:43 pm

bmdubya1198 wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:25 pm
MoVolvos wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:47 am
"Gasser"? Is that opposite of Ricer?
EDIT: Tires also look one size up in term of the Aspect To Width Ratio (50 to 55 Series)
Hey, I actually found a Volvo gasser! Like this, but a little less dramatic.
https://images.app.goo.gl/cM8f1KfvvVd94vm8A
That's really messy when it come to racing as you can't compare Apples to Apples.

The official class name was “Gas Coupe & Sedan” class, which was soon rounded off to just a Gasser class. A Gasser is (or was) basically a stock production type vehicle with a hopped-up engine. A stock car with a non-stock engine as it were. And the engine did not need to be the same brand as the car. For instance, an old Ford coupe with a later model Oldsmobile engine would fit right into a Gasser class.
http://www.georgeklass.net/gassers.html


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Post by bmdubya1198 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:06 am

MoVolvos wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:43 pm
That's really messy when it come to racing as you can't compare Apples to Apples.

The official class name was “Gas Coupe & Sedan” class, which was soon rounded off to just a Gasser class. A Gasser is (or was) basically a stock production type vehicle with a hopped-up engine. A stock car with a non-stock engine as it were. And the engine did not need to be the same brand as the car. For instance, an old Ford coupe with a later model Oldsmobile engine would fit right into a Gasser class.
http://www.georgeklass.net/gassers.html
Drag racing gets REALLY technical, I'm not too familiar with it. Great article there!


2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 191k
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 2??k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 108k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 160k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1992 Miata Mariner Blue/Black 146k
Sold-
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k- Never should have sold it


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Post by RickHaleParker » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:10 am

MoVolvos wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:43 pm
The official class name was “Gas Coupe & Sedan” class, which was soon rounded off to just a Gasser class. A Gasser is (or was) basically a stock production type vehicle with a hopped-up engine. A stock car with a non-stock engine as it were. And the engine did not need to be the same brand as the car. For instance, an old Ford coupe with a later model Oldsmobile engine would fit right into a Gasser class.
http://www.georgeklass.net/gassers.html
That is like the term Hot Rod. Hot Rod was original a poor boy's game. He could not afford a car so he would cobble one together from whatever parts he could get cheap or for free. The frame might be a Ford, the Cab might be a Plymouth, the nose clip might be a Cadillac, the engine might be REO. He would weld everything together to build a car.

The term Hot Rod referred to the Hot Welding Rods use to bring it all together.
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Re: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)

Post by MoVolvos » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:51 pm

Not Quite CL.
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2004 Volvo S60 R LEATHER! RARE! *MECHANIC SPECIAL* $2,999
Occasional Bump in transmission. Carfax shows minor accident
https://www.neweracars.com/750_V2019091 ... *-for-sale
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Carfax - On Page Of Link Above Also
https://www.carfax.com/VehicleHistory/p ... YX42368710


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Re: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)

Post by bmdubya1198 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:38 am

MoVolvos wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:51 pm
Not Quite CL.
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2004 Volvo S60 R LEATHER! RARE! *MECHANIC SPECIAL* $2,999
Occasional Bump in transmission. Carfax shows minor accident
https://www.neweracars.com/750_V2019091 ... *-for-sale
-
Carfax - On Page Of Link Above Also
https://www.carfax.com/VehicleHistory/p ... YX42368710
Looks decent, but $3k for a "mechanic special" with a dying AW55 is pretty steep. It looks like it's been well maintained from that Carfax, though.


2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 191k
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 2??k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 108k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 160k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1992 Miata Mariner Blue/Black 146k
Sold-
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k- Never should have sold it


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Re: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)

Post by MoVolvos » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:31 pm

bmdubya1198 wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:38 am
MoVolvos wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:51 pm
Not Quite CL.
-

2004 Volvo S60 R LEATHER! RARE! *MECHANIC SPECIAL* $2,999
Occasional Bump in transmission. Carfax shows minor accident
https://www.neweracars.com/750_V2019091 ... *-for-sale
-
Carfax - On Page Of Link Above Also
https://www.carfax.com/VehicleHistory/p ... YX42368710
Looks decent, but $3k for a "mechanic special" with a dying AW55 is pretty steep. It looks like it's been well maintained from that Carfax, though.
6 owners and a bump on the driver's side front bumper and a bump to the entire rear bumper. Potentially abused and lost value due to the accidents?


Blessings,

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1998 S70 T5 - Donated
2003 S80 T6
2003 GS300
2003 Odyssey
2008 C30 T5
2019 Atlas SE 4 Motion

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