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      The P80 Spotted "In the Wild" Thread

      I decided that it's starting to become unique/rare enough to see these out-and-about that I needed to create a thread for when we spot clean and/or unique P80 vehicles of all types. It felt a little weird posting 850R's and P80 VR's in the P2R thread. Ideally, I would say we should focus on less "pedestrian" models, but whatever strikes your fancy is fine with me.

      To start things off, a couple weeks ago I found this nice Emerald T5a parked on the south part of Ashland Avenue. I was awfully tempted to leave a "if you want to sell"-style note!

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      Current - 2000 V70R 445/3876 | Past - 1998 V70 XC 421/3980 | RIP - 1986 RX-7 GXL WU/FD2

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      And you didn’t leave a note because why?
      2003 V70 T5 - Mystic/Graphite - M56LK - 211k - K24/Greens/Do88/Quaife/SMF/P2R Clutch/DW300C/H&R/Bilstein TC/316mm & 308mm Brakes - SteveO Tuned
      1999 V70 T5 - Pewter/R Graphite & Alcantara - AW42 - 305k - Daily/Work Wagon
      1999 V70 T5 - Nautic/R Graphite & Alcantara - M56H - 177k - Rescued
      1999 V70 T5 - Emerald/Graphite - M56H - 119k - Garage Queen
      2000 V70 T5 - Mystic/Graphite - AW42 - 246k - Moms Unicorn
      2000 S70 GLT SE- Mystic/Graphite - AW42 - 218k - Sisters

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      Quote Originally Posted by ScottishBrick View Post
      And you didn’t leave a note because why?
      Eh? Hard to say exactly. If it had been a factory manual transmission, I probably would have. Also, it was parked outside a business that made me think it was an employee’s vehicle and that meant I could always come back and leave one later if I was so inclined. I keep meaning to make some sort of business car to have ready for such occasions.
      Current - 2000 V70R 445/3876 | Past - 1998 V70 XC 421/3980 | RIP - 1986 RX-7 GXL WU/FD2

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      P80 T5a is legit
      1995 850 T-5R Estate. AW50-42LE. Cream Yellow/Graphite. 297k.
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      2007 S60 T5. M66W. Black Sapphire/Arena. 141k.
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      Past: |1997 855R. Bright Red/Light Beige. AW50-42LE. Totaled by wayward construction equipment. || 1996 854R. Black Stone/Graphite. AW50-42LE. Parts car || 1995 854 TURBO. Polar White/Tan. AW50-42LE. Parts car. |
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      Not really a spotted, but was picking up some supplies "in town" and had someone ask me about my car. "What year is that?" "never seen a volvo that looked like that, pretty cool"

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      Quote Originally Posted by cbblunk View Post
      Not really a spotted, but was picking up some supplies "in town" and had someone ask me about my car. "What year is that?" "never seen a volvo that looked like that, pretty cool"
      LOL how old was this person
      1995 850 T-5R Estate. AW50-42LE. Cream Yellow/Graphite. 297k.
      1997 850R Estate. B5234T9/M66D. Bright Red/Graphite. 280k.
      2007 S60 T5. M66W. Black Sapphire/Arena. 141k.
      Instagram: Jared's Volvo Page

      Past: |1997 855R. Bright Red/Light Beige. AW50-42LE. Totaled by wayward construction equipment. || 1996 854R. Black Stone/Graphite. AW50-42LE. Parts car || 1995 854 TURBO. Polar White/Tan. AW50-42LE. Parts car. |
      Dad: 1997 V70 T5 SE. AW50-42LE. Frost Green/Oak. 212k.Mom: 1999 S70 GLT Pewter/Oak. 101k. Past: 2004 V70 NA. AW55-50SN Ruby Red/Tan 269k. Sold to markj

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      Quote Originally Posted by JaredR View Post
      LOL how old was this person
      Had to be 50+

      So, not sure how he wouldn't have seen a v70. Maybe never an R?

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      I was driving home from getting my exhaust replaced two weeks ago on Tuesday Sep 22) in the late afternoon early evening, heading southbound on i95 in Peabody Ma towards Woburn, Ma in my green 2000 V70 Wagon, when a blue 850 Wagon passed me in the next lane over with a friendly couple in the car.

      We kept pace with eachother for a few miles, and waved as we went out separate ways.

      I believe they had RI plates.

      It's astonishing to me that these cars are rare enough now that randomly meeting a similar one evokes this kind of interaction!

      Sadly no pictures. In a stickler for the "no devices while driving" rule.

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      Passed a black V70R today up on Rosa Parks near the I-5 overpass in North Portland. It had an xc grille so can’t be sure of the year, but it was lowered and I saw a dual exhaust in my mirror when it passed. I gave a thumbs up, I was in my LR3 but he gave a nice nod and wave as he drove by. I know the handful of P80 VR’s in my neighborhood and I’d never seen this one.
      1998 V70R, M58 AWD manual, Darton sleeved Wiseco 10:1 2.58l, Enem Y21 cams, gen 2 Garrett GTX3071R .82ar (IWG), VAST custom tubular exhaust manifold and downpipe, Sachs 707pp/ R clutch,VAST COP E85 tune with dual VVT control, LS2 coils, 3.25” ID MAF housing and custom intake, na TB, DW300, DW 1000cc, ipd diverter valve, ipd intercooler, DO88 aluminum radiator, Magnaflow exhaust, Kaplhenke dbl adjustable front&rear coilovers, Kaplehenke delrin subframe bushings, ipd sways/strut brace, Porsche BBK front, rear '00 VR rotors/calipers, 17” BBS RGR’s, Jewels.

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