Unverified Ownership Another Volvo Joins the herd - 1999 V70R

_HighVoltage_

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Hi everyone! It has been a long time since I posted on the forums. Thought I'd come back for a little bit and offer a bit of an update.

The good old 1998 S70 T5m is still running strong. I still have it. Never getting rid of it. Now closing in on 200k miles.

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The 2011 XC60 T6 got into a deer accident. Sadly, the insurance company deemed it a total loss. Idiots. This happened while driving across the country, the car made it another 1500 miles with no issues. All it needed was body panels and a headlight. Mechanically it was perfect. I hate insurance companies.

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So then, a replacement was in order, so I got a 2015 XC60 T6 (same engine, better equipped, but not an R-Design). Not much to say about it. It's my wife's daily driver.

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Finally, we get to the point of this thread. My most recent acquisition. A 1999 Volvo V70R AWD in the rare Laser Blue color (1 of 60 in the United States).

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As proof of ownership, here is a picture of me in it with the dog.

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The car is a bastard. Bought it cheap because it had a burnt valve. Paid big $$$ to have the cylinder head rebuild (...and even after that, it still has a bit of a lifter tick). Front suspension will need an overhaul. Alternator is showing early signs of failure. The paint needs attention. But I still enjoy it. As the older members here will attest, It's a bit of disease for me (the relationship with Volvos).

Cosmetically, I am working on a few things:
- already painted and installed a factory rear wing
- getting it tinted later this week, because it currently looks like a fishbowl
- updating the headlights and front grille to the later design soon
- have a set of 850R wheels ready, but I need to use up these tires first.
 
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I like your consistency! Also, in the crash aftermath photo it looks like the dog was doing the driving.
 

Matt2000

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That Laser blue is a gorgeous colour. I still have a soft sport for the old V50 Sport and it would look great in that colour.
 

Blind_Io

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I'm not jealous, you're jealous! Bring it back to it's former glory, it's a future classic.
 

eizbaer

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Also, in the crash aftermath photo it looks like the dog was doing the driving.
even looks like the right kind of dog...
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on topic: sweet color. and while I'm usually not a fan of window tint, I totally see what you mean by "fishbowl" here. also, for a car that age, it does look very clean in the pictures.
 
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