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    1. #1
      Junior Member Broadwinged's Avatar
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      Make: Volvo
      Model: 850 T5 2.3L in line 5 turbo
      Year: 1997
      Mileage: 187,XXX miles
      Color: Black w/Tan Interior
      Transmission: Auto
      Condition: Very Good
      Price: $3300 with Columba wheels

      August 2016 photo


      The Good
      Engine is in excellent repair ? see details of work below.
      Powerful responsive turbo ? all service up to date.
      Interior is plush with newer leather front seat skins and suede headliner.
      iPd exhaust + anti sway bars.
      Wired for iPod.
      Well cared for its whole life, clean carfax.

      original Columba wheels - straight and in good condition Hankook Optimo 727s ? 205-55-16 - good now but will need replacing in year

      Non-smoker car. All work done by Volvo mechanics in my ownership.

      The Not so Good
      A/C does not work, evaporator needs replacing.
      Antenna can get stuck in upright position, used replacement included. Antennae cut off switch installed on dash for use with iPod.
      Some fading on engine hood is becoming apparent, car still shines but clouding.
      Rear bumper has crazing in paint and some chips. Extra bumper available.
      Front bumper has some chipping.

      SUMMARY
      Car is extremely strong, great turbo, tight, excellent handling. It is stock except for ipd exhaust and anti-sway bars + small upgrades in engine equipment. Exterior has a few minor flaws as expected for an unrestored 20-year old car.

      It is a joy to drive. I will be sad to part with it but I am upgrading to a xc90 so I can tow. I?ve tried to represent it honestly here. It is not perfect, but you will find few of this vintage as clean and tight as this one.

      November 2016 photos:




      DETAILS: Past year of work/improvements ? all new Volvo OEM or better parts
      -spark plug kit, thermostat, pcv oil trap
      -water pump
      -cylinder cleaned, new valve seals, new gaskets, seals, head bolts
      -new silicone radiator, turbo coolant, and vacuum hoses
      -ipd HD turbo control valve and compressor bypass valve
      -oxygen sensor
      -Akebono front pads

      2015 & 14 work
      -ipd full sport exhaust
      -stainless steel brake lines
      -oil cooler hoses
      -new blower motor
      -ipd anti-sway bar kit
      -New steering rack/rack and pinion and steering universal joint and tie rod ends
      -New flame box and all associated hoses, gaskets, seals, and clamps
      -Replaced mass air flow
      -New OEM alternator
      -New cap, dist rotor, and wire set
      -Volvo battery and kit
      -New emergency brake shoes
      -Front and Rear brakes, new Zimmerman rotors, Volvo pads, shim kit
      -Timing belt at 140K

      Please email me at broadwinged[at]gmail[DOT]com



      Interior photos 16 months old but accurate.






      with Columbas
      Last edited by Broadwinged; 03-17-2017 at 08:05 PM.
      Current: 1997 855 GLT 2007 XC90 v8
      Past: 1997 850T5, 2000v70xc, 1997 850R, 1973 142, 1991 245
      1987 245 DL - the car that saved my husband's life
      1971 145, 1983 242
      1966 289 v8 Mustang - first car

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      I remember seeing this car up last time. I still don't have the money for it and still want it terribly. Good luck with the sale


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      Past: 2008 Mini Cooper S Clubman R55 Getrag 6 Speed (Stock) 1997 855 T5 Auto 300k
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      Agreed. Very nice car. Wagon and reply one it would pm and sold.
      Quote Originally Posted by wagonfan00 View Post
      I remember seeing this car up last time. I still don't have the money for it and still want it terribly. Good luck with the sale


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      Past: 1999 v70, tropic blue/green & oak and Mom started this in 1975 with a 1974 164e, maroon & maroon

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      Quote Originally Posted by ZZZZZZZ View Post
      Agreed. Very nice car. Wagon and reply one it would pm and sold.
      What?


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      Current: 2002 V70 Base N/A M56 160k (Straight pipe, short shift kit) 1988 745T AW-71L 249k (BC coilovers, Hydras, eBay MBC @13psi, 2.5" Catless exhaust **for sale**)
      Past: 2008 Mini Cooper S Clubman R55 Getrag 6 Speed (Stock) 1997 855 T5 Auto 300k
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      It's super nice, but I'm saying if it were a wagon it would be sold quickly. First reply would have been some saying "pmed you" and someone would already be buying it.
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      What?


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      My initials - IPD - ZZZZZZZ's thread
      Now: 2007 vRgt, red & gobi - 2005 s60 2.5t AWD, silver & tan - 2002 xc70, silver & black
      Past: 1999 v70, tropic blue/green & oak and Mom started this in 1975 with a 1974 164e, maroon & maroon

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      Quote Originally Posted by ZZZZZZZ View Post
      It's super nice, but I'm saying if it were a wagon it would be sold quickly. First reply would have been some saying "pmed you" and someone would already be buying it.
      Ohhh I got it now haha I'd buy it but I just embarked on building my 745t. My timing is poor I miss my old 850 T5.


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      Past: 2008 Mini Cooper S Clubman R55 Getrag 6 Speed (Stock) 1997 855 T5 Auto 300k
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      Thanks Wagonfan. Too bad the timing is bad again.
      Current: 1997 855 GLT 2007 XC90 v8
      Past: 1997 850T5, 2000v70xc, 1997 850R, 1973 142, 1991 245
      1987 245 DL - the car that saved my husband's life
      1971 145, 1983 242
      1966 289 v8 Mustang - first car

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      Bump for price reduction. I have found the car I want to buy next (a xc90) and would like to sell this T5 to an enthusiast and soon. $3000 with Columbas.

      Next week I am having new Volvo Pilkington window glass installed to deal with a few small nicks on passenger side.

      offers accepted.
      Last edited by Broadwinged; 02-18-2017 at 02:20 PM.
      Current: 1997 855 GLT 2007 XC90 v8
      Past: 1997 850T5, 2000v70xc, 1997 850R, 1973 142, 1991 245
      1987 245 DL - the car that saved my husband's life
      1971 145, 1983 242
      1966 289 v8 Mustang - first car

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      Bump for an offer or it is getting traded next week.
      Current: 1997 855 GLT 2007 XC90 v8
      Past: 1997 850T5, 2000v70xc, 1997 850R, 1973 142, 1991 245
      1987 245 DL - the car that saved my husband's life
      1971 145, 1983 242
      1966 289 v8 Mustang - first car

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      Couple requests for recent interior photos. Quick shots today:













      Current: 1997 855 GLT 2007 XC90 v8
      Past: 1997 850T5, 2000v70xc, 1997 850R, 1973 142, 1991 245
      1987 245 DL - the car that saved my husband's life
      1971 145, 1983 242
      1966 289 v8 Mustang - first car

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      Sold.
      Current: 1997 855 GLT 2007 XC90 v8
      Past: 1997 850T5, 2000v70xc, 1997 850R, 1973 142, 1991 245
      1987 245 DL - the car that saved my husband's life
      1971 145, 1983 242
      1966 289 v8 Mustang - first car

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