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      Finally... I'm in... New V70R owner...

      It's been a long time coming... But I'm finally getting my dream car. I've wanted one of these since they launched 12 years ago, but the timing has never been good, nor had the right one been available.
      I started with modifying the heck out of a 1981 245... Then onto a 1995 T5r "yellow"... Now onto "the flash"..
      2005 V70R, manual, Gobi, 70k miles, in what I believe is grade A condition...
      I'll be picking it up in mid July, and I'll post more photos... But for now a sneak peak.
      I'm beyond happy to finally have one... This will be with me for quite a while...


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      Great score! Enjoy it! Good luck waiting till mid July!

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      Quote Originally Posted by 95SE View Post
      Great score! Enjoy it! Good luck waiting till mid July!
      Going to be a loooong month...

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      Welcome to the flash green family.


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      Wanting to move that Yellow?
      2004 V70R MT TiGray/Nordkap - Replica 18" Pegs - Handbrake Mod
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      Quote Originally Posted by R-Pow3R3d View Post
      Wanting to move that Yellow?
      I moved it 5 years ago...I wish I still owned it!

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      I was about to ask the same thing
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      Wow, did you buy that from John?


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      Oh FIVE manual flash? Damn! Nice score, brother. Can't wait to see more.
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      Quote Originally Posted by gabrielef View Post
      Wow, did you buy that from John?


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      Negative...

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      Another Bay area R owner, congrats and welcome!
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      Sounds like you bought Bob's car! Congrats


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      Quote Originally Posted by George @ ViVA View Post
      Sounds like you bought Bob's car! Congrats


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      Possibly....


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      I want to see more pics!
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      Quote Originally Posted by ZZZZZZZ View Post
      I want to see more pics!
      As it's not in my possesion yet, I've only got what has been supplied... And I'm not fully comfortable posting another person's photos... But these ones should be OK..


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      Pics of the 245 plz...
      2007 S60 T5; M66, Titanium Grey/Graphite: Midir 18s/Orpheus 17s, H&R Sport lowering springs, Koni Yellows, Brembo calipers, EBC slotted rotors, StopTech Street Performance pads, ss brake lines, 20mm H&R spacers, 80mm extended stud conversion, OBX catless DP, custom 3" exhaust, 4" stainless tip
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      Quote Originally Posted by Shamak View Post
      Pics of the 245 plz...


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      God, I miss having a proper turbobrick. All of these look great. Congrats!
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      Quote Originally Posted by Body Massage View Post
      God, I miss having a proper turbobrick. All of these look great. Congrats!
      Thanks... I've been wagonless for 6 years...too along...

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      Well... you landed quite nicely for a six year wagonless trip. Nice! And nice 245!
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      Thanks... I've been wagonless for 6 years...too along...

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      Quote Originally Posted by ZZZZZZZ View Post
      Well... you landed quite nicely for a six year wagonless trip. Nice! And nice 245!
      Thanks... It's going to be a long month... But I've waited this long...
      "Veronica" was fun... But that was a before kids kinda ride..286whp with an lsd rear end... It was very quick... And very...um... Drifty... But due to poly suspension set up... Its ride was far from comfortable... But still... Good times

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      Loving this thread already. A lot of beautiful wagons in it and they've all been yours! I would kill for that yellow. I'm also a sucker for the Flash Green, especially with the Atacama (but I own the Gobi myself). Congrats!
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      Quote Originally Posted by Need4Svede View Post
      Loving this thread already. A lot of beautiful wagons in it and they've all been yours! I would kill for that yellow. I'm also a sucker for the Flash Green, especially with the Atacama (but I own the Gobi myself). Congrats!
      Did I mention I'd swapped in an m56 with an lsd into the yellow?

      I miss that car...

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      Thanks for the pics. Cant wait to see what you do with the VR.
      2007 S60 T5; M66, Titanium Grey/Graphite: Midir 18s/Orpheus 17s, H&R Sport lowering springs, Koni Yellows, Brembo calipers, EBC slotted rotors, StopTech Street Performance pads, ss brake lines, 20mm H&R spacers, 80mm extended stud conversion, OBX catless DP, custom 3" exhaust, 4" stainless tip
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      Only two more weeks....

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      Quote Originally Posted by volvoluin View Post
      Did I mention I'd swapped in an m56 with an lsd into the yellow?

      I miss that car...
      I've sold a few vehicles that haunt me as they should have been life time keepers, that would have made the top of my list. Good kill on the Flash VR, that should mitigate the pain a little.
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      Very nice. And nice past cars you've owned as well!!
      2004 V70R Auto, Black sapphire- gobi l Snabb FMIC & downpipe l IPD 3" cat back exhaust l Evolve CAI l IPD sway bars l Viva rear lower chassis brace l 5/20/35 Tint l IPD grill l Pioneer 4400 HU l JL Audio W3 12" l JL Audio JX5001 digital monoblock amp l Anthracite powdercoated 18" pegs l Morimoto mini D2S bi-xenon projector retrofit
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      Quote Originally Posted by RVAE34 View Post
      Very nice. And nice past cars you've owned as well!!
      Thanks! Kids and life focus meant a little break from the Volvos... But my wife gave me the green light on this one as they are soon to be impossible to come by in good shape... This is a long play on The Flash...

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      We've had ours for 5 years and my wife is very attached. It's a love hate relationship for me but it's a great car and becoming increasingly rare. They have aged so well! I'm trying to convince my wife to let me wrap ours in cream yellow like your old t5r...
      2004 V70R Auto, Black sapphire- gobi l Snabb FMIC & downpipe l IPD 3" cat back exhaust l Evolve CAI l IPD sway bars l Viva rear lower chassis brace l 5/20/35 Tint l IPD grill l Pioneer 4400 HU l JL Audio W3 12" l JL Audio JX5001 digital monoblock amp l Anthracite powdercoated 18" pegs l Morimoto mini D2S bi-xenon projector retrofit
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      Quote Originally Posted by RVAE34 View Post
      We've had ours for 5 years and my wife is very attached. It's a love hate relationship for me but it's a great car and becoming increasingly rare. They have aged so well! I'm trying to convince my wife to let me wrap ours in cream yellow like your old t5r...
      Now that would be cool...I vote Yes

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      Just picked it up...1000 Mile road trip home... Here we go!

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      Congrats! Looks great!
      2004 V70R Auto, Black sapphire- gobi l Snabb FMIC & downpipe l IPD 3" cat back exhaust l Evolve CAI l IPD sway bars l Viva rear lower chassis brace l 5/20/35 Tint l IPD grill l Pioneer 4400 HU l JL Audio W3 12" l JL Audio JX5001 digital monoblock amp l Anthracite powdercoated 18" pegs l Morimoto mini D2S bi-xenon projector retrofit
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      Looks really good. Fingers crossed for a safe and fun trip home. 1000 miles puts you where roughly?
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      Quote Originally Posted by ZZZZZZZ View Post
      Looks really good. Fingers crossed for a safe and fun trip home. 1000 miles puts you where roughly?
      San Fransisco!

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      No, I mean you have to drive from where to there?
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      San Fransisco!

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