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PSA: Doylestown, PA 1999 Volvo S70 AWD Runs/Drives Doomed for Scrap

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PSA: Doylestown, PA 1999 Volvo S70 AWD Runs/Drives Doomed for Scrap

Post by WhatAmIDoing » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:23 pm

Was driving through Doylestown, PA today, and saw an interesting Volvo S70 sitting in front of a mechanic shop. Story is it was bought as a beater, but needed too much work for current owner. Shop owner said "needs struts, hole in muffler, rear driveshaft out, steering issue". Comes with 2 sets of wheels and tires, "dual exhaust", black interior in okay shape, egg crate grill, turbo moose stickers, black exterior, spoiler, no rust I could see, paint was dirty but looked great, and many other Volvo enthusiast related stickers (so assuming was enthusiast owned). VIN says it is a 1999 S70 AWD with B5254T engine, but owner said engine was recently replaced. Car is running and driveable. Would hate to see it scrapped and I'm on a roll this month saving Volvo's from the wrecker. I have the owners contact info, so PM me if interested. Needs gone ASAP, I'm sure no offer above scrap value refused.

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Re: PSA: Doylestown, PA 1999 Volvo S70 AWD Doomed for Scrap

Post by tardcart » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:32 pm

Im just across the river, do you live near Doylestown? Im only doing 850 so ignore great deals like that unless it were a t5 wagon manual maby. I dont know if you noticed the five speed 850 in phia? it had to be gone today but I dont have a trailer nor long-distance AAA. seeing them less and less. wanted it to do a manual conversion on a wagon.



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Re: PSA: Doylestown, PA 1999 Volvo S70 AWD Doomed for Scrap

Post by WhatAmIDoing » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:21 pm

I travel a lot for work, so I don't really live anywhere anymore. I didn't really have an interest in an AWD S70, why I posted it here. Looks solid, though I'm sure it has mechanical issues. It only caught my eye because of the egg crate grill. I have an 850 Turbo waiting for me in MD. Also checking out an V70 T5M tomorrow outside of Philly. Don't need a 3rd project. Didn't hear anything about an 850 5spd in Philly that had to go today. I'm really only into the 2.3L HPTs, so I don't pay much mind to anything else.

I really need to install a tow package on my S70, so I can pick up some of these cars easier (and cheaper).


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Re: PSA: Doylestown, PA 1999 Volvo S70 AWD Doomed for Scrap

Post by RickHaleParker » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:34 pm

WhatAmIDoing wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:21 pm
I really need to install a tow package on my S70, so I can pick up some of these cars easier (and cheaper).
I don't think your be able to get a tow combination U-Haul would approve. A tow would most likely push the S70 around.


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Re: PSA: Doylestown, PA 1999 Volvo S70 AWD Doomed for Scrap

Post by Eddystone » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:36 pm

I pm'd you for contact info on this car. In particularly, I'm looking for a pristine driver side front fender, but could probably salvage other parts. I'd also like to collect some spare parts for my 2.3 HPT, so we may see each other around. ;-)


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Re: PSA: Doylestown, PA 1999 Volvo S70 AWD Doomed for Scrap

Post by bmdubya1198 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:31 pm

Hopefully someone can pick this up. AWD S70s are pretty cool.


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Re: PSA: Doylestown, PA 1999 Volvo S70 AWD Doomed for Scrap

Post by callahanoffroad » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:37 am

If only this wasn't my bad month (poor) at work! I have a speaking engagement in Philly in August! I would totally pick this up if this was February or June! If you come across anything else like this please DM me I'm in need of a second car in a few months.


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Re: PSA: Doylestown, PA 1999 Volvo S70 AWD Doomed for Scrap

Post by WhatAmIDoing » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:40 pm

Eddystone wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:36 pm
I pm'd you for contact info on this car. In particularly, I'm looking for a pristine driver side front fender, but could probably salvage other parts. I'd also like to collect some spare parts for my 2.3 HPT, so we may see each other around. ;-)
I sent you a PM with the contact info.

I'm going to give this car a good look over tomorrow and report back. If it's in good shape and the worst problem is a bad angle gear (assuming that's why the driveshaft is pulled), then I think it would be a shame to send it to the crusher or part it out. Will confirm what engine is in it tomorrow.


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Re: PSA: Doylestown, PA 1999 Volvo S70 AWD Doomed for Scrap

Post by tardcart » Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:21 pm

you couldn't tow a volvo with a volvo unless its the 7000 pound xc90. they are too heavy. you cant tow any car with the similar car. A volvo Behind a 3/4 ton is even scary.



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Re: PSA: Doylestown, PA 1999 Volvo S70 AWD Doomed for Scrap

Post by bmdubya1198 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:25 pm

You guys sure about that? I see people use these Volvos to tow Volvos all the time. 240 towing a 940, 850 towing an 850, V70 towing an S70, etc... take a look at Robert's (rspi) recent video where he picked up his '98 V70R. He towed that with his 855 T-5R.

Once I get my V70R running properly I'd be happy to tow my projects with it. It already has a hitch.


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