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Maryland / DC area.
I've had this car since 2001 (got it at CarMax after a lease).
Odometer does not work, but the car must be under 150,000 miles.

Never had a single problem with the powertrain in all this time.
New timing belt (within the last 5K), fresh brakes and tires.
No rust. All service/repairs records.
AC does not work. Minor oil leak. Interior/exterior - consistent with age.

Looking for the best offer.
If interested, send a request for pictures / additional info.
Thanks.
 

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Steelies. Is white stage 1 paint? Seems a bit dull. I blew by and hope to see it later if it’s not too rainy. It was by the house behind the new ride, an xc60. Tailgate just says 850. How is it definitively identified as an r?


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If it's the white without a clearcoat which I think only came on the Platinum models yeah it's single stage paint that oxidizes badly if not taken care of. The good news is that it generally polishes up like new with minimal effort.
 

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I've seen 189 850s with both one and two stage paint, but I've always seen single stage on Rs. As long as it's original it doesn't matter. The clearcoat doesn't fail so spectacularly on 189 the way it does on darker colors.
 

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maronha says there is a definitive VIN identifier that will denote 850R. What is it? Seller sent me VIN.
I've seen 189 850s with both one and two stage paint, but I've always seen single stage on Rs. As long as it's original it doesn't matter. The clearcoat doesn't fail so spectacularly on 189 the way it does on darker colors.
 

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Engine code 58
 

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Yup - 850R....
Year 1997 Engine Type 2.3L L5 DOHC 20V TURBO
Make Volvo Driveline FWD
Model 850 Wagon Ground Clearance 6.20 in.
Trim Level R Front Brake Type Disc
Manufactured In SWEDEN Rear Brake Type Disc
Body Style WAGON 4-DR Anti-Brake System 4-Wheel ABS
Transmission 4-Speed Automatic Overdrive Standard Seating 5
MPG Hwy 26 miles/gallon Optional Seating No data
MPG City 19 miles/gallon Tires 205/45R17
Dealer Invoice $36,435 USD Wheelbase 104.90 in.
MSRP $40,135 USD Curb Weight No data lbs
Trim Level R Manufactured in SWEDEN
Body Style WAGON 4-DR Engine Type 2.3L L5 DOHC 20V TURBO
 

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I'll have it polished and waxed tomorrow, if that is a problem :)
The tailgate used to say 850 T5R, because that is where it came from as a replacement. I later removed T5R part, hoping to find an "R" emblem on the net, but did not spend too much time on it and left it as it is.
 

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I gave the wheel to my friend who privately works on Volvo's.
They might be still available, but as I told you yesterday, one of them is bent and that is the whole reason for the swap to steel.
 
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