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      The "Ultimate" XC90 Collectable? (XC90 Safety Cutaway Cars)

      Well, I feel it's time that I finally "spill the beans" about something that I was able to purchase from a Volvo dealership. I've been attempting to buy this thing for quite some time, and the dealer that owns it finally was willing to sell. This weekend I'll be making a trek to pick up an original Volvo XC90 full size cutaway which shows all of the safety features of the car. I believe this was made around 2004 judging by the color used on it. As some of you know, I have a small independent car dealership and sell a lot of Volvos. I'm going to put this in my showroom, and I think it'll go a long way toward selling XC90s. As a collector of volvo "stuff", I think this is pretty much the ultimate XC90 collectable, too. I'm picking it up on Saturday, and of course, I'll be towing it back with my XC90. Pics of that will be coming!

      Here are just a few pics I have of the actual cutaway:

      --Edited to remove initial pics as I have posted much better pics below and a link to a gallery of very detailed pics. These ones were just cluttering up the thread.--
      Last edited by itwontstopsnowin; 02-04-2015 at 05:25 AM.
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      That's freakin' awesome!

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      I saw one of these in Gothenburg, at the factory museum this past Oct.
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      Wow! That one's great as a rolling chassis. My dealer had an 08 S60 cut away. No wheels, or anything, just the cage. Congrats!

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      They have one of these at the legoland near me, that is freaking awesome!. You must of been able to pick it up for half of the KBB value
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      Very very cool!
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      Great find and purchase, quite unique a thing to own!
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      As a local I will have to stop by and check it out!
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      Quote Originally Posted by Swagger XC View Post
      They have one of these at the legoland near me, that is freaking awesome!. You must of been able to pick it up for half of the KBB value
      A little JB Weld and some Duck Tape and that thing will be good as new.
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      Quote Originally Posted by kentajeff View Post
      As a local I will have to stop by and check it out!
      Please do! We will have it on display in our showroom starting this coming week assuming everything goes well.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Swagger XC View Post
      They have one of these at the legoland near me, that is freaking awesome!. You must of been able to pick it up for half of the KBB value
      It wasn't cheap. These things cost more than a complete XC90 when they were new. Quite a bit more.
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      Wow, that's awesome, I'm sure it will look great in your garage/showroom.
      Please post some pictures of it in it's new home

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      That is certified gearhead approved!
      Please post up photos of your XC90 towing this XC90, that will make a great wallpaper.

      Thanks,

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      Wow, that is great, I didn't think any dealers had it.

      What does the yellow mean, high strength steel? I know all of that is not boron steel.

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      Quote Originally Posted by kentajeff View Post
      As a local I will have to stop by and check it out!
      As another local, I'm pumped to check it out!
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      Wonder if any of those alternations will turn up on the CarFax....

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      Fantastic! Saw one on a visit to Legoland, and wondered how to get one...guess the idea wasn't as far-fetched as I thought!

      Be sure to post some pics of the transport and its place in your showroom!
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      Quote Originally Posted by R-Design M&M View Post
      Wonder if any of those alternations will turn up on the CarFax....

      Mike
      Considering that it doesn't have a VIN number, I doubt it.
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      I managed to get it home from Louisville without a hitch today, even with encountering some awful icy road conditions. Here are some highlights, as well as a link to my facebook gallery with captions of all of the pics.

      Here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=01b0e34e78


      Here are some highlights.

      After we first got it loaded up:


      Once wrapped to keep it isolated from the weather during the trip:


      Back at my dealership:


      And finally at home in its new showroom!





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      My XC90 Safety Demo Cutaway Cars

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      Congrats on a safe trip! The stuffed crash test dummy is a nice touch, LoL.
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      That looks great. A fantastic centerpiece in your garage!
      Like the pictures of it on the trailer too...

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      Wow! Just what I wanted to see.
      Congrats.

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      Wow, that's freaking awesome! Good for you to keep pestering them to have them sell it to you! That's a one of a kind man, very cool!
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      It's surprising how well patience and years of persuasion can get you. After 5 years of conversations I finally got my hands on a 98 c70 hpt coupe with tons of goodies thrown in. All good things take time.
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      Sweet!

      Someone asked what the all the 'yellow' pieces were... unless I missed it, what do they signify? I'm curious.

      That IS the ultimate collectible, I agree. Big time
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      I made a great page on my dealer's website that shows the XC90 in great detail. I spent about 6 hours cleaning it before the pics on the website and it looks so much better now. The link is: http://www.pennantmotors.com/showroom.html And, just a little plug for my dealership, the website is http://www.pennantmotors.com/





      I also added a TV for a little Volvo themed entertainment.
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      Quote Originally Posted by SullyE View Post
      Sweet!

      Someone asked what the all the 'yellow' pieces were... unless I missed it, what do they signify? I'm curious.

      That IS the ultimate collectible, I agree. Big time

      The yellow areas signify high strength steel. They're structural elements which are designed to protect the occupants in a collision. The red areas signify ultra high strength steel. There are some explanations of it on an S40 safety cage model that I have which is painted in the same colors. I'll check them out and post all of the info.

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      Awesome.
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      One word:

      WOW!!!

      Very cool, man!

      Some of this is above my head, but here is a good source for the types of steel in the XC90.

      http://www.autosteel.org/~/media/Fil...lvo%20XC90.pdf
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      I've been playing with my new toy a bit, and fitted some LED lighting inside so it makes it look cool at night when the main showroom lights are off. Appropriately, I used IKEA "Ledberg" LED strips.



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      My XC90 Safety Demo Cutaway Cars

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      Quote Originally Posted by t6tim View Post
      One word:

      WOW!!!

      Very cool, man!

      Some of this is above my head, but here is a good source for the types of steel in the XC90.

      http://www.autosteel.org/~/media/Fil...lvo%20XC90.pdf
      Thanks so much for the compliments. I've been kind of wondering if it was worth getting, so I love hearing that people think it's cool. It wasn't cheap, so I keep second guessing myself on the purchase.
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      I don't doubt that it wasn't cheap, but don't second guess yourself. You have one of (probably) a handfull of these that were ever made. It's definitely the ultimate collectible and conversation piece. I applaud your efforts. Big
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      Glad to see your cutaway XC90 saved and properly displayed Mike. The Gothenburg Volvo museum cutaway S80 is viewable in a thread I posted in 2013.

      http://forums.swedespeed.com/showthr...ht=S80+cutaway

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      Quote Originally Posted by SullyE View Post
      I don't doubt that it wasn't cheap, but don't second guess yourself. You have one of (probably) a handfull of these that were ever made. It's definitely the ultimate collectible and conversation piece. I applaud your efforts. Big
      I'm just going to slip this little nugget of information into this thread: I'm currently in negotiations on a second one, and this one actually runs and drives. (Well, it did when it was parked 10 or so years ago.) Don't they say, "Collect them all?"
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