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Your name, and the best way to reach you: Matt M - pm me<br>Make: Volvo<br>Model: C70<br>Year: 1998<br>Mileage: 108,084<br>Color: Saffron<br>Transmission: 5-speed manual<br>Condition: Good<br>Misc additional information: <br>Location: Seacoast NH<br>VIN: upon request<p>Thanks for looking,<p><br>I'm posting up another one of my projects that is once again sitting. I have had it for sale in the past and had a buyer but the wife totalled her XC90 and has been using this as her DD. She just picked up another XC90 so it is back up for sale.<p>Here is the original ad...<p>The car is a 1998 Volvo C70 coupe. I will try to give a little history on the vehicle before going into the description. I originally purchased this car in October of 2004 from an older gentleman in Massachussets. I used the car as a daily driver from that time up until November 2005. The timing belt tensioner broke, bending the valves. At that point the car underwent a full engine rebuild, described in detail below. <p>C70 history: <p>1998 was the first year for the new Volvo C70 coupes. The 98's came loaded with options including dual power heated seats, a premium Dynaudio stereo system with an in-dash 3 disc cd changer, traction control, etc. The car has a 2.3 liter inline 5-cylinder turbocharged engine and produced 236hp/243 ft. lbs. torque from the factory. The copper color found on the car for sale is known as Saffron Metallic and was extremely rare for the North American market. Only 135 +/- C70's were sold in the US ever. Of the 135 less than half were equipped with a manual transmission. It took me several months to find mine and I jumped on it as soon as I ran across it online. <p>Exterior: <p>The exterior of the vehicle is in very good condition for its age. The saffron metallic paint looks great and has held up very well. I have had some paintwork done since owning. This includes the front bumper(which is new and from a V70r), rear bumper(for scratches), and hood(rock chips), Everything matches extremely well and other than a few door dings and very small scratches the paint really shines. The only defects I could find are a few very minor fisheyes in the clear but I will have the car professionally detailed before delivery.<p>Interior: <p>The car came from the factory with the tan soft leather option. I wanted to swap the interior over to black and found a donor car at a salvage yard in Mass. The car currently has a full charcoal interior installed. I also had a custom shift boot, e-brake boot and center arm rest done professionally in black vinyl with orange stitching. The headliner is at the same shop currently being wrapped in black suede as well. I will also include a set of custom brackets to mount Sparco race seats. The brackets alone cost me $500. The condition of the interior is in good shape overall. There is a small crack at the top of the dashboard where it meets the windshield. There also are a few scratches on the door panels from regular use. The stereo system is all Dynaudio with 3-way components in the doors, a center channel speaker, two-way components in the rear as well as two additional 8-inch woofers. The stereo sounds great, especially for a factory system. I also am including the complete tan interior(minus the seats) in case you would like to go that route.<p><br>Drivetrain: <p>This is where I have focused a majority of my money and time since owning. First, the car is a 5-spd manual which is very hard to find. The car is also an HPT with the higher output 2.3 liter engine. I will do a complete breakdown of parts below but the entire engine assembly has been rebuilt with forged internals and has less than 4000 miles. This includes the clutch as well. The car runs great with no leaks, noises, etc. The car currently has a stock turbo(16t) on it as well as a stock downpipe. <p>Suspension: <p>The car is currently sitting on IPD springs and stock struts. I have pm'd another member on here concerning his Bilstein struts/shocks and will install them to go with the car. I replaced the spring seats as well as swaybar links when installing. <p><br>Brakes: <p>The brakes include brand new powerslot 302mm slotted front rotors, new powerslot rear rotors, as well as new pads all the way around. <p>Wheels/tires: <p>The wheels are 19" Iforged Aero 2-piece wheels. I had the centers and inner barrels powdercoated satin black. The fronts are 19x8.5" wide with brand new 225/35/19 tires. The rears are 19x10 with 265/30/19's. The rear tires are shot but I am in the process of installing a new set which will be included in the sale.<p><br>Modifications: <p>I decided to list all of the modifications separately. As can be seen I have invested a good amount of money on the vehicle. <p>Engine: <p>SPM forged connecting rods-$850 <p>Venolia forged pistons-$850 <p>New bearings-$140 <p>Custom Inconel exhaust valves- $370 <p>Custom Stainless intake valves-$260 <p>3 angle competition valve job-$220 <p>Ported cylinder head-$250 <p>Ported N/A intake manifold-$150 <p>Ported turbo manifold-$85 <p>New intake valve guides-$120 <p>balancing of rotating assembly-$145 <p>resurfacing of cylinder head-$65 <p>N/A throttle body(larger)-$100 <p>EST Reverse intercooler kit-$370 <p>Samco radiator hoses-$100 <p>Newer 16t turbocharger-$250 <p>Custom Southbend stage 4 clutch-$550 <p>I also spent approximately $1100 on a new radiator, engine mounts, belts, etc. All replacement pieces were OEM volvo <p>additional labor-$1000 <p>Exterior: <p>V70r front bumper conversion-$300 <p>Molded radicast headlight wiper plugs-$40 plus labor <p>VST Carbon Fiber front lip-$270 <p>OEM sidemarkers-$40 <p>New OEM windshield(had a small crack from a rock)-$500 <p>OEM '03+ Jewel headlights/turn signals-$700 <p>IPD mesh grille-custom painted-$150 <p>OEM V70 foglight conversion-$130 <p>6k HID headlights-$180 <p>Misc. paintwork(bumpers, hood, molding)-$1200 <p>Suspension: <p><br>IPD lowering springs-$200<br>New end links/spring seats-$100 <p>Wheels/tires: <p>19" Iforged Aero wheels-$3500 <p>Total Modifications: $15, 885. <p>This is not including the cost of the vehicle itself or any maintenance before the rebuild. Im sure im probably forgetting some items as well. <p>Why am I selling? <p>I love the vehicle and it continues to turn heads, I just do not have the time or space to continue. I also have the NSX and Z06 as project cars which take up a majority of my time. At this point I have replaced a ton of the parts on the vehicle. This would make an extremely solid driver as is or you could upgrade a few components(turbo, injectors, software) and have a true monster. <p>Again, im sure I have left a few things out here so I encourage questions and will respond as promptly as possible. I am looking for <B>$10,000 obo</B>. I paid $12,500 for the car with 94,459 miles on it stock. This car sold for 46k new in 1998. The odometer is currently sitting at 108k but as stated above just about everything has been replaced. I have all receipts as well as receipts from the previous owner. I feel the price is fair given the rarity and amount of time and money put into it. For comparision a stock saffron C70 with 95k miles on it just sold for $9k on ebay. <p>I would like to keep this thread free of any clutter so please keep any negative comments to yourself. Otherwise I will be happy to answer any questions you may have. I also ask that you don't lowball me with offers. I am in no rush to sell the car and would rather hold onto it that sell at a huge loss. <p><IMG SRC="http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/2876/3841/7189420330_large.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/2876/3841/7189420332_large.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/2876/3841/7189420284_large.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>
 

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Re: 98 Saffron C70 HPT coupe-5 speed manual transmission (saffron98)

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LOL again ? <p>So finally <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Awsome car and matt is awsome to deal with I bought a few things from him already <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>If I had the cash free , I would buy it swap motors and sell it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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LOL,<p>Yes, I am hoping this is the last time I list it. I'm hoping another enthusiast is able to enjoy it!<p>Matt
 

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Your car is beautiful, I wish I had the money for it.
 

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Matt-<br>What is up brother?? I'm looking for another car as we speak, but I'm kind of looking for 4 doors. C looks good tho. Hope all is well.<p>Rob
 

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Re: 98 Saffron C70 HPT coupe-5 speed manual transmission (saffron98)

Greetings. I am very interested. I am new to the forums and am not sure how to contact you. Please email me.<br>Thank you
 

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Beautiful car...I think Rob (VolvoVirgin) should buy by 04 S60R and I can buy this beauty...how about it???<br>
 

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LOL! Actually have my eye on a 98 S70 T5 if I can get the orioginal owner to sell it. I would have bought an S60 a long time ago if the back seat was actually functional. Plus I doubt you'd take $9,000 for it which is about where my budget is maxxed at right now due to some other projects.
 

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Re: 98 Saffron C70 HPT coupe-5 speed manual transmission (ucal)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ucal</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">am not sure how to contact you. <br>Thank you</TD></TR></TABLE><p><B>Click on his screen name to the left of his post</B><br>EDIT.<br>Not too bright to hide your email if you're trying to sell a car
 

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Re: 98 Saffron C70 HPT coupe-5 speed manual transmission (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p><B>Click on his screen name to the left of his post</B><br>EDIT.<br>Not too bright to hide your email if you're trying to sell a car</TD></TR></TABLE><p><B>Your name, and the best way to reach you: Matt M - pm me</B><br>Make: Volvo<br>Model: C70<br>Year: 1998<br>Mileage: 108,084<p>JRL, the first line in my post (as required) stated that I would prefer a pm. I am unable to check my email while on duty (which sometimes is for days at a time). I am able to access SS though and if there was a party interested they could pm me for my phone number.<p>I think you are trying to help the other member but im pretty sure it could've been done without attempting to insult me.<p>Matt<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by saffron98 at 5:20 PM 6-2-2009</i>
 

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Re: 98 Saffron C70 HPT coupe-5 speed manual transmission (JRL)

Thanks for the info, however, when I click on the screen name on the left the only options are sending an "IM." I don't think this is the same as a PM. Anyways, if the OP reads this please email me at [email protected] I live in CA and would need to ship but I have been looking at a few c70s and would like to buy by the end of the week.<br>Thank you<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ucal</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Thanks for the info, however, when I click on the screen name on the left the only options are sending an "IM." I don't think this is the same as a PM. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Interesting. So flame me but how the hell do you PM here on SS.
 

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Re: 98 Saffron C70 HPT coupe-5 speed manual transmission (saffron98)

VERY nice <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> & if I was in the market for a C70, I would certainly jump on it.<p>Quite a few mods... most here do an ECU + exhaust, then mod from there, but you have solid internals to support a larger turbo & proper tune, as you mentioned (the better route, IMO).<p>Curious just how much power these mods gained, without a tune (unless I missed it in all of those mods). <p>Sounds like you already have interest & no doubt will sell this one right away!
 

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Re: 98 Saffron C70 HPT coupe-5 speed manual transmission (Taleof2Bricks2)

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Re: 98 Saffron C70 HPT coupe-5 speed manual transmission (TurboR850)

Still available. I have 50+ pictures outlining every portion of the car that I can email to any interested party.<p>Matt
 

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Re: 98 Saffron C70 HPT coupe-5 speed manual transmission (saffron98)

Also might be interested in a partial trade for the following:<p>decent 142<br>Saffron V70R<p>I know it's a longshot but figured I would post it.<p>Matt
 

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Re: 98 Saffron C70 HPT coupe-5 speed manual transmission (saffron98)

Still available.<p>Since posting I have installed the new interior pieces and also have brand new IPD springs with Bilstein TC struts in the front and HD's in the rear going in. Price has also been lowered to <B>$8000 obo</B>
 
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