Swededemon 5 is the reincarnation of Swededemon 2 or SD2 in a new body..
SD2 was an MY2000 Volvo S70T5, a former police car.
In about 3 years the car received a new new engine with stronger internals, At first a K24 turbo and later on a GT2871 turbo, a limited slip differential, KW coilover suspension Porsche front brakes with Volvo R 330 mm rotors, full stainless exhaust with race cat and most of the interior was removed and Sparco seats were added.
Besides the hobby for tuning etc, the car was also used at the German long distance race track the Nürburgring.
During this time I was driving a Volvo S60R as a daily driver and decided to trade this car for a C30T5 after which I visited the Nurburgring more often with this car. Although not officially white the color name was Cosmic white so the C30 got the nickname "SD3". After one and a half year the C30 was traded for a V70NN 2.5T, this time Ice White, which became "SD4" ...
Late last year a fellow Volvo freak who lives roughly a mile from where I live asked me if I wanted to sell the SD2. Problem was that we couldn't agree on a price because of all the parts added to the car, a thing we both knew before he asked me. Having driven 2 S60's myself I was also considering, at some point, to acquire an S60 again as a replacement for the S70. The S70 was a fast car but never really brought the excitement the SD1, a '97 Volvo 850T5, did.
So.. after asking the ball started rolling and I ran into a white former 2003 S60T5 police car.
I bought the S60T5 and I sold the S70.
Last picture of SD2,
With the sale we agreed that the engine and gearbox of the S70 and S60 would be swapped. Suspension, Sparco seats and exhaust were not included in the sale.
At that point the S70 was already sold, the S60 wasn't in yet but the S70 was sold with the S60's internals and delivery was set one week after receiving the S60 which gave me a 2 week window to get the S70 back up and running. This including adding a K24 turbo and a KW V3 suspension provided by the new owner.
After that the SD5 buildup was started.
The engine was already out and building up the car was pretty straightforward.
SD5 was born and the heart of SD2 lives on in SD5.
At the same time a V70R bumper shell was added with Radicast wiper hole covers integrated before painting the bumper,
All new inner bumper parts were used btw.
The headlights were taken apart and the black frames were painted silver,
A 3" Simons exhaust was added,
After that the car received Koni shocks and Eibach springs, the SD2's 18" Graphite Pegs, S60R front Brembo calipers and rotors and alignment was done,
After which the car looks like this,
Modified by Johann at 4:07 PM 7-12-2009