Pulled from another site: "I am now the owner of a 1998 Volvo V70 AWD Pewter Silver/Light Taupe with 191k miles on it. This will be an ongoing project with plans to this becoming a daily driver. I purchased the car on Saturday January 21, 2017 for a whopping $250. The car will need a head gasket (milk shake oil), timing belt kit with water pump, PCV breather system, accessory belt, all coolant hoses, plugs, wires, and cap/rotor. Once I have the head removed I will be able to see if the car needs a head rebuild. The car also need some serious interior cleaning and a left front fender. The car came with good records that ended in about 2011. I'll be contacting the shop that did the more recent work and see if they can give me more info on the car. I'm wondering if the PCV and timing belt were actually done. The car has new brakes and shocks, no oil leaks, no rust, and a fairly clean looking motor. I do need to get an electric fan and replace all the vacuum lines."
I also picked up a set of ABM headlights with HID conversion for $100 from the guy.
I'm sitting at a total investment of $420 including the rental trailer. This should be a good project car.
My first project was the interior. I started by vacuuming the carpets only to find out I had to pull the seats. After pulling the seats I found the center console needed to be pulled. After that I found I needed to pull the carpet to clean the pad. After that I found I needed to clean the metal pan. I don't know how anyone could keep their car this dirty. I'm not going to be able to save the carpet and I'm going to need to source a clean used carpet.
Under the rear seats:
Under the driver's seat:
What the car looks like after:
After a whole ton of work and pulling stuff from the junk yard. I have a really nice clean interior.
For sale is a pair of brand new front and rear IPD lowering springs for P80 Volvos. I originally bought them for my 99 S70, but never installed them and eventually sold the car. Also included is a brand new pair of upper spring seats.
Looking to get $200 locally - or willing to negotiate a price+shipping if you are not in Western Washington. I understand these are on-sale at IPD right now, so I am negotiable.
Thanks for looking
Brand new, never installed OBX downpipe. Straight flanged for 850, S70, C70 cars. Also have 4' of 3" mild steel straight pipe with the proper v-band welded.
$150 for the OBX downpipe, or $200 for everything.
Located in central FL. Willing to ship. Any question, feel free to ask. Thanks for looking.
I drive the car daily. Fun to drive, decent gas mileage, around 23/25 driving conservatively.
I have some records from the previous owner (she bought it from her father in law nearly new and owned it up until I bought it about 3 years ago). I've done most maintenance myself since I've owned it. Reason for selling - I just bought a newer Camry as a daily driver and have another vehicle as well. Don't need 3 cars. Great first car or 5-speed learner.
The car was in a minor fender bender about 2 years ago, replaced front driver fender and bumper. You can see from the pictures. Plenty of road wear and bumps and scrapes in the paint as you'll see in the pictures. I can provide more interior pictures upon request.
Maintenance I'd do if I was keeping it -
Rear interior door panels (dog damage)
Rear seat (dog damage)
Front Wheel Bearings - can hear passenger side
IPD Rear Overload Springs
Thule/Volvo Roof Rack
Volvo fitted car cover
Car has factory Volvo CD changer in the trunk. Not hooked up, no idea if it works, although I have no reason to assume that it doesn't.
Tires are only about a year old
*Thule racks will go with car, attachments (bike, kayak) have been removed.