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What do YV1LW58 and GUL stand for?

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GUL is the color.
YV1L is the VIN number...
"GUL" is Swedish for Yellow, so a lot of times you see people refer to these cars as Gul T-5Rs or Gul Yellow (which is actually kind of redundant haha)

Using the VIN decoder, YV1LW58 means "Sweden" "Volvo" "850" "Wagon" "T-5R"
 

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"GUL" is Swedish for Yellow, so a lot of times you see people refer to these cars as Gul T-5Rs or Gul Yellow (which is actually kind of redundant haha)

Using the VIN decoder, YV1LW58 means "Sweden" "Volvo" "850" "Wagon" "T-5R"
Interesting! Thanks.


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"GUL" is Swedish for Yellow, so a lot of times you see people refer to these cars as Gul T-5Rs or Gul Yellow (which is actually kind of redundant haha)

Using the VIN decoder, YV1LW58 means "Sweden" "Volvo" "850" "Wagon" "T-5R"
Also called "T-Gul" - that would be my plate number if I did a vanity plate.
 

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I love how you have handwritten temp tags in Maine lol.


NICE FIND!

I like the story. When I purchased what Jared currently owns it wasn’t on the market either. I by chance made mention to my Indy mechanic one day about a yellow wagon I had seen a couple time in passing. He says “hey that’s Bill’s, I work on that for him”. I told him if he ever wants to sell it please have him call me. Bob called him right then and we made a deal two days Later.


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Yeah that's how I think people are going to have to find these things: word of mouth, spotted threads, leaving notes, etc. My previous owner mentioned he had a list of people over the years that left notes or were interested

For sure. None of the last 5 sales of US spec yellow estates that I am aware of made it to the open market. Mine did make it to the open market but, even then, I'd had my eye on it for a while before I got it.

I've probably had close to 10 people want to buy it from me in the 2⅓ years/13k miles since I've had it. I knew that people would come up to me wanting to buy it or leave notes/send emails/etc. so I was prepared, but the first time I had someone come up to me wanting to buy it when I had a few friends with me was so funny LOL. These cars are so much fun to cruise around in. I'm not even keeping track of all the people who have expressed interest in buying it.
 

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Congratulations! It's great that you have a detailed history from the original owner. List of to-do started yet?
 

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Congratulations! It's great that you have a detailed history from the original owner. List of to-do started yet?
Thank you! Yeah the history and story makes it for me.

Now that it’s registered, I think I’ll drive it to work this week to have some of the techs take a look at it and come up with a list of mechanical things to fix. I don’t think it makes any sense to deep clean, detail it, and paint correct it before the road worthiness is addressed.

Ultimately my goals are to keep it stock but with some OEM accessories, much like how I have my yellow sedan set up.

I am in search of two 17” Titan’s, a wing with brackets, and the slim euro rails if anyone has these!
 

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So jealous! But glad it's in the right hands. Looking forward to see its progression under your ownership. :)
 

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Drove the estate to work today, such a fun ride! I’m really pleased with it and still catch myself checking it out when I park somewhere haha, I can’t believe I finally own one!

Mini-photoshoot right down the street from my house:







In other news, the steering has loosened up a bit since driving it around, but still definitely needs a new steering knuckle. The radio started working today too which was a pleasant surprise. All the speakers sounded good. I was expecting some dead sound in the rear because of the wagon design, but was overall pretty pleased even just from the FM signal. Purchased a new grey cargo mat for the rear today at work. I didn’t realize these were still available but it was only $65 so I jumped on it. I’m also planning on installing my grey metal grate I bought in the next few days as well. It rattles and I’m not planning on having any pets in my car, but I just love the look of it!
 

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The cargo grate shouldn't rattle if the struts are working properly.
 

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Hah, I saw him driving around my area a few years ago, and told him to call me if he ever wanted to sell. He called me a few months ago but the price he was asking, unknown mileage, and work that he said it needed ultimately deterred me from being interested. Glad you picked it up and good luck restoring.
 

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Hah, I saw him driving around my area a few years ago, and told him to call me if he ever wanted to sell. He called me a few months ago but the price he was asking, unknown mileage, and work that he said it needed ultimately deterred me from being interested. Glad you picked it up and good luck restoring.
Haha that’s funny! I’m curious what price he was asking (I think I have an idea). I think we built some rapport and luckily JaredR and I have been tracking the market on these closely so I laid out a case for the price I offered and he accepted just a little bit higher.

Luckily I’m in the position where I can have a lot of the mechanical work done at my work/dealership for a discount. And the mileage we should be able to read via the onboard systems
 

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Haha that’s funny! I’m curious what price he was asking (I think I have an idea). I think we built some rapport and luckily JaredR and I have been tracking the market on these closely so I laid out a case for the price I offered and he accepted just a little bit higher.

Luckily I’m in the position where I can have a lot of the mechanical work done at my work/dealership for a discount. And the mileage we should be able to read via the onboard systems
He told me that he wanted $12k for it which just soured me on the whole deal. Any interest in a saffron C70 to park next to those yellows?!
 

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Mail day! Gonna polish these out before installation

 

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Parts hoard, good condition CF spark plug cover and brand new screws

 

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Parts hoard, good condition CF spark plug cover and brand new screws

Nice. Did you already have that in stock or is this a new score?
 

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Also from the parts hoard, OEM rear sun blinds with unbroken clips. These have been waiting around for the yellow wagon.



Additionally, finally put an end to my Titan hunt. Agravadr was gracious enough to sell me one of his spares, and I just bought a loose one from eBay. Once those two arrive, they’ll get refinished to match my others and I think I’m gonna wrap them in Pirelli P-Zeros
 

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Come over and try out the zLines when you get your Titan from Chris. My PZeros were a great choice at the time, but I would definitely not buy them again given the current options.
 

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Day off and 80 degree weather called for my first wash of the wagon! I’m still working on assembling all of the right equipment but I got my Obsessed Garage three bucket system on Monday and that was a HUGE step forward. Started off power washing the exterior, and then using a foam cannon to cover the car entirely. I let that sit for a few minutes to take any dirt/dust/debris OFF the car, and then I did a full hand wash with Adam’s Car Shampoo on my Microfiber Madness Incredipad XL. Every few swipes I would dunk it in the “rinse” bucket and then get more soap from the “wash” bucket. After this, I hosed it off and let a little standing water stay as I sprayed Carpro Iron-X over the painted surfaces. This eats away all the metal and iron contaminants imbedded on the paint and has a satisfying pink/red look as it’s working. I let that sit for a few minutes before hosing the car off again and then doing another foam cannon/wash. This was really to make sure no Iron-X or anything was left on the car. Took it for a spin to dry it off and it looks a LOT better!

Eventually I want to do a strip wash, a clay bar decontamination, and then work with my buddy Will on paint correcting the outside. That will brighten it up a lot and remove some swirl and love marks from 23 years of washing and drying. At that point it will get a sealant and wax coating and be ready to go! The interior, door jambs, and engine bay will be another day off activity sometime soon.















Bleeding like crazy



These PPF sections are going to get deleted soon, absolutely nasty. Will need some heat and a plastic razor blade



And finally clean! Looking good! I didn’t even bother with the wheels since I have Titans in the mail. Should have those on with new tires in the next two weeks

 
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