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So, as some of you may know, Will and I went to PA last summer with our friend Josh to help him pick up this 1999 V70 T5m. He also has a 2000 C70 T5m (that's in a bit better shape) and his plan was to fix up the V70 and eventually sell the C70, but various factors resulted in him deciding he would be better off to keep the C70 and add a truck to his fleet instead. When Will and I heard about this, we decided it made more sense for the two of us to buy it rather than see it hit the open market.



Stopped in New Jersey to do a sticker delete



Before having a fun ride back up to CT



This is also a "base" T5 so no sunroof and the vinyl/cloth power seats. They were trashed



so Josh swapped those out for base manual seats. Problem was it turned out the manual seats weren't actually any lighter than the power seats (wtf) so he decided that wasn't worth it and got R seats for it. I don't have a picture of that part.

Then it got Comets wrapped in zLine AS.



Then it started getting cold so it got Canopus wrapped in WRG4.



Then, last month, Josh and I decided it was time to get the C70 off of jackstands, so I helped him put the rear suspension back together. He decided that car was awesome and that he should keep it instead of the V70. So now here we are. As of right now, the goal is to start the restoration in Q3 2019, after we have some of our ongoing projects off the books.
 

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What's the condition inside?
Well it currently has no headliner lol. Other than that just needs the typical P80 rattles dealt with and better dash trim as I recall.
 

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A nautic wagon with comets and a wing - just right!:thumbup:
 

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It will be getting some upgrades and proper parts:

E codes and corners (ugh ABMs)
99+ eggcrate
Mint front bumper skin (thanks agravadr)
Headliner (already located just need to harvest)
Sc901 and Dolby dash/grom
Short shifter, better steering wheel and shift knob

SMF and 850R clutch
21mm rear sway bar

Meanwhile it'll spend winter vacation at casa de Hounddogger
 

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This wagon first came up for sale April 2nd 2018, before my pewter 99 was rebuilt and i had considered grabbing it at that point:











The obx exhaust and ratty interior as well as the "we replaced the clutch but not the flywheel" turned me away.

Late May Josh found it, the idea was tossed around for a while and ultimately the go ahead was given that it would need a clutch/flywheel eventually but was certainly driveable.

June 2nd it came home to Mass with Josh.

February 2nd it was adopted into the JaredR/ScottishBrick fleet.

Sooooo maybe by June 2nd it'll live again??
 

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Nice work saving this T5m. I don't think it would have survived otherwise.
The Nautic looks great with those Comets.
 

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I do love me some Nautic! If you'll recall that was the very first color I was seeking; until I found out there was only like 8 of the VR's brought to the US like that. (I guess, I can think about eventually importing one from Europe at some point.) I see Jared has it listed with his current vehicles, but it's owned by both of you? How does that work? Adding the vented rears too?
 

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I do love me some Nautic! If you'll recall that was the very first color I was seeking; until I found out there was only like 8 of the VR's brought to the US like that. (I guess, I can think about eventually importing one from Europe at some point.) I see Jared has it listed with his current vehicles, but it's owned by both of you? How does that work? Adding the vented rears too?
No vented rears on fwd platforms.
 

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I peeped the new addition to Jared's stable too, that absolutely stumped me. I've been keeping my eyes peeled for a '99 T5m to be listed for sale for a long while now. Makes sense if it's been hidden away all these months. One of the cars on my list that I'd actually buy next. It's no 601 but nautic is on my list of favorite Volvo colors as well ;) I'll be closely following this thread, I'm trying to make moves into T5 land in the foreseeable future and will be taking notes accordingly.
 

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I peeped the new addition to Jared's stable too, that absolutely stumped me. I've been keeping my eyes peeled for a '99 T5m to be listed for sale for a long while now. Makes sense if it's been hidden away all these months. One of the cars on my list that I'd actually buy next. It's no 601 but nautic is on my list of favorite Volvo colors as well ;) I'll be closely following this thread, I'm trying to make moves into T5 land in the foreseeable future and will be taking notes accordingly.
How do you feel about Emerald Green?

 

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How do you feel about Emerald Green?

Classic red has worked its way to the top of my heart, but for the longest time any variation of maroon, dark/forest (yes emerald) green, navy blue, and a darker brown color have always looked SOOOO good on any car really.
 

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Is that what they call a "feeler"? :p
I'd trade emerald for nautic in a heartbeat except the emerald is a late 99 and had 45k less miles. Hard decision.
 

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I feel like there would need to be an application process in order to buy one of Scottish's cars. If so, where do I submit my resume
There is
 

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I feel like there would need to be an application process in order to buy one of Scottish's cars. If so, where do I submit my resume
We bought this car because no other potential buyers appeared in the necessary timeframe who passed the resume check LOL
 
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