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I have a 97 850R that I bought new. Yesterday a spark ignited between the starter and fan which torched the engine compartment from the firewall forward. Behind the firewall is salvagable. Any ideas of how much I could get for it or where to sell it? I have photos of everything.

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$500 max probally less

But I am intrested in pics regardless
 

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Re: (850RickJ)

Ouch!

As a whole the car probably isn't worth much since it is not really rebuildable but I would suggest parting it. If there isn't water or smoke damage behind the firewall, then you could make some more money. I am assuming you did not have full coverage insurance or it would be their problem.

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Re: (Turtlenhs124)

Good God the horror!!!
 

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put it this way if you were closer I would buy it and just rebuilt it for fun lol
 

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I saw it yesterday (or one just like it) at the local pick & pull. Tragic.
 

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Quote, originally posted by 850RickJ »
You may not have wanted to come off this way but you did: That was a stupid comment you made.

You have no idea who Chilled Man is, do you.
 

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I don't know what you find offensive about Chilled Man's comment but I would relax.

He parts volvos for a living (well almost).
He does rebuild a few and eventually sells them.
I am sure the comment was that if you were close he would buy it and rebuild it as a challenge since he comes across parts cars all the time.
 

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Re: (850RickJ)

Quote, originally posted by 850RickJ »
This happened because the fan motor shorted out according to the fire marshall.

Sorry to see this. IIRC, Volvo had a recall on the fan several years ago. Got mine replaced on my 855 Turbo at that time. If it were mine, I would not put the time and effort into parting it out. Take your insurance claim and run.
 
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