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I recently bought a 1997 black/black 850 R sedan. It had 670 miles on it!!!! I found it on autotrader.com and then visited the dealership (Paul's Motors, Inc. - Volvo), which I highly recommend. Chris Corrigan, the sales consultant, was a pleasure to deal with. I absolutely love it even though I originally wanted a R wagon. The interior was still wrapped in the original factory plastic!!! None of the 5 rims had any type of imperfection and the engine was clean as a whistle. The carfax report also came back clean. It came with a 2 year Volvo VIP warranty b/c the factory warranty already expired since it was originally sold in 11/1996. Just wanted to thank all of you on this messsage board who took the time to respond to my questions. I really do appreciate all of your help. I hope to post some of the many pictures I took soon. By the way....the "R" now has about 1200 miles on it.
 

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Congrats man, that sound like a dream to me, not many people have a chance like that, take care of it! How did it sit for so long and where?
 

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1fastbox - Thanks. I was told that a collector originally bought the car and pretty much just stored it. <P>
 

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That is an amazing find! WOW! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/eek.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/eek.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/eek.gif"><P>-Drew
 

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That's neat! Can care to take a few pictures for us? I would love to see what the dash looks like with only 1200 miles on it. I'm pushing 190000! <P>Prospero
 

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190000 miles and still looking good! Hope I hold up as well as my 850. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"> <P>Prospero<P><BR> <IMG SRC="http://555.itgo.com/1_1_P7210016.htm"> <P>
 

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Okay here is one of the pics. I will also link a few to Mark's car. (Used to be Terence's)<P> <A HREF="http://555.itgo.com/1_1_P7210016.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://555.itgo.com/1_1_P7210016.htm</A> <P> <A HREF="http://555.itgo.com/1_1_P7210012.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://555.itgo.com/1_1_P7210012.htm</A>
 

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I thought about that but there are already 2 850's in the area that have the silver. I wanted to go a different route. I like the silver but it would be too much in the area.<P>Prospero
 

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Very very nice, love all the red, get the sport grille that would look good, in a gray, black or red perhaps. Do you guys need to run front plates?
 

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Oh man, I really missed my car!!! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"> I am not too keen on the silver wheels though, I think the gun metal gray color looks better. Anyway, here a link to some pics of my current ride.<BR> <A HREF="http://y42.photos.yahoo.com/bc/bu308/lst?.dir=/%2700+Subaru+Legacy+B4+RSK&.view=t" TARGET=_blank>http://y42.photos.yahoo.com/bc/bu308/lst?.dir=/%2700+Subaru+Legacy+B4+RSK&.view=t</A> <BR>
 

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Terrence!! You are alive!!~ Hehehe..<P>Well, no...the gun powder color wheels wouldn't look on your white car. Trust me, you can ask Matt, too...that set of Volan was in gun powder color, and it looks like $hit.<BR>No, ask anyone on Swedespeed who showed up at the carslie..they can tell you the same. There are a couple pictures in the gallery section on the site..got check it out.<P>3 more days....babe~! 3 more long freaking days....
 

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Hey Wait, so why isn't the white one around any more? Last time I checked mine was still in the garage... err well it's on its way to VA at the moment, but it's still here. Please tell me the white one is around, as I wanted to try to shoot it for a Feature. BTW Matt, we should do yours also. It's looking great. The wheels really make it... even if they are gray <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif">.
 

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Hey guys, <BR>Thanks for the compliments and input! Its been much work but was fun and worth it. <P>Sean, When you said sport grille, who makes it and what does it look like? I wouldn't mind more flare in the front. Also, yes we do have to run front plates. I don't have one for now as I have ordered personal tags to replace my front one. (died in the accident) It will be there soon I hope. I do have a question for you though. I think that there is a guard for the front of the R bumper to protect the condenser. Does it work and look good or exist? How's your car doing? Any issues after the mods?<P><BR>
 

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George,<BR>Guess we must be on at the same time here...Great minds do think alike! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>I would love to do a feature or something with my car. I just need a little more time to wrap up the HID lighting and DVD player. This new job is taking all of my free time! I should have had the car finished months ago. So much to do and so little time! <P>The white 850 is no longer in the area. (I stand corrected.) It should be back every now and then though. I'm going to miss the car too. Now I don't have anyone else to race with. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/frown.gif"><P>Terence! Man, where did you go? I thought you were abducted or something. Nice to see you back on the board again. How's the new ride?<P> <BR>
 

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Wow guys...u are all typing away this morning, eh?<P>George, hehe..trust me, if you want to do an article about that white 850, he'll be coming back here for it in a heart beat.<BR>Terrence is now driving the almighty B4 RSK, the pumpped up turbo version of the Legacy. BTW, why is your car on the way to VA?? <P>Matt, nah...I think Sean is talking about those grille from either IPD, SAM, or Heico. I didn't know you liked them....<BR>Don't worry about no race from another Volvo..remember..I will have mine in just few days~!<P>PUhahahahahahahahaa.a.......*Kai laughing evilly*
 
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