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1997 Volvo 850r

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Car: 1997 Volvo 850R

Location: Vancouver, BC

Colour: Red exterior / Charcoal Alcantara Leather Interior

KMs: 100,000 miles / 163,000 km

Transmission: Automatic

Claims: Nothing over $2000 CDN

Price: $6500 USD OBO / $8,000 CDN OBO

Hi guys, I have up for sale my 1997 Volvo 850R. The car is red, with charcoal Alcantara leather inside. It’s been my pride and joy since 2002, when I purchased it from a local Volvo dealership with 67,000 kms on it. At present, it has 100,000 miles / 163,000 km. For those that know me, I have babied this car since its purchase, and I’ve really enjoyed owning it. It’s just time for a change after 6 years of driving it. Car runs great at present with no known issues. The condition of the interior is near mint, and the exterior is very good, but could use a nice polish as some fading is present on the rear. The wheels do have a fair amount of curb rash on them, and could use a touch up.

It comes with complete documentation, both after my purchasing it, and before as well (the dealership gave me a printout). It’s been serviced at the same dealership since it was born, so they know the car very well. The only claim to happen under my watch is a minor dent in the left front fender that occurred while it was parked in a parking lot. My insurance replaced the fender and paint matched some of the surrounding areas. I believe the total after taxes was $1300 USD (I have the report). That was back in 2003. Previous to that, I know that there was nothing over $2000 CDN, but I can’t find the carfax we had when we purchased the car to get every detail. Needless to say, I wouldn’t have bought it if there was anything of significance wrong, but I’m happy to run a Carfax for anyone seriously considering the car.

Modifications are as shown below:

Engine

RICA Engineering ECU (advertised as 304 bhp)

K&N Panel Air Filter

HKS SSQV Blow off valve

AGP Blanking Plate and removal of the stock bypass valve on the turbo

IPD Exhaust tip (replaced OEM one) – downpipe/exhaust are stock, I’m not really a fan of loud exhausts

Suspension/Handling

OMP Strut Brace

IPD Sway Bars (Front and Rear)

The suspension is the stock 850R suspension, which consists of uprated R springs

Exterior

Front VST style fibreglass lip (not shown in the pics, this is a recent addition)

Wheels are authentic 18" Pegasus rims from the S60R

Tires are 225/35/18 Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 with tread left

The headlights and signal lights are Black Jewels, with LED Black Jewel sidemarkers

8500K HIDs in both the Headlights and Fog Lights

IPD Black Mesh grille with OEM “R” insignia on it

Headlight wipers removed and colour-matched OEM piece put in it’s place

Interior

Defi BF Series Boost and EGT gauge mounted on A-pillar, with Defi Link Control Unit mounted in glove box

Pictures: (Please note that I've removed the TWR stickers from the car)

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And that’s about it. I have a lot of OEM parts remaining (stock headlights/turn signals, stock R sway bars, etc.) that I’ll throw in with the car as well.

As the car stands, I am asking $6500 USD OBO / $8,000 CDN OBO. I’m really hoping the car finds a good home, as I put a lot of time and effort into it. PM is the best way to reach me. I’m happy to answer any questions and to arrange a viewing/test drive if the buyer is serious about the car.

Thanks for reading!

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Wow. This car is quite simply amazing, best of luck!

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I wish my R looked like that.... very clean man and good luck with the sale!

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finally you post this on VS, hell has it been on CL for like a month and a half?? sorry to see that your selling it, you get your skyline?

spence

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Hey Spence!

We're going with another family sedan for now (I know, very boring).

Your car is looking great by the way!

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your rolling shots are amazing

the rest of the car and pics ehhh

:lol:

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That's because Carson took those rolling pics ;)

Thanks for the compliments guys, I'm hoping to find a buyer for her soon.

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I've had dreams about this car. This is what I was thinking when I bought my red/black 854R. I'm sorry you have to sell it, but it has given me much inspiration. GL with the sale.

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I've had dreams about this car. This is what I was thinking when I bought my red/black 854R. I'm sorry you have to sell it, but it has given me much inspiration. GL with the sale.

Wow, I'm very flattered to hear that, thanks! :)

Beautiful Car...Bump! Good Luck With Sale!

Thanks very much, hoping to sell her soon!

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Is it USA able?

Good question, I'm not sure what changes would need to be made to make it US ready. Can anyone chime in?

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