Launched in May 1997 to replace the outgoing 850R, the V70R is considered by those who know, to be one of the best fast estates of the 90’s, capable of offering a long service life with high mileages and reliability if well maintained. There were 3 phases of the 1st generation V70R, with the best -
The phase 3 was produced from September 1999 till March 2000 (UK: V -
A new 2.4L engine 2435cc / Engine Code B5244RT) was introduced and power increased from (250 bhp -
Phase 3 V70R's were distinguishable by their twin exhaust silencers with a specially designed rear bumper -
Nobody expected Volvo to make a very fast 4WD estate, but the perhaps entertaining truth found by those who challenged it was that this model was capable of embarrassing other seemingly fast cars, whether on a typically damp UK country roads, or on Motorways. To this day the Volvo V70R AWD remains a superb & versatile performance car capable of handling anything from the weekly shop, to being used as a car for business, offering tough, reliable spaceous and comfortable practicality with the ability to dispatch 0-
Corrosion resistance is generally excellent with these, but examples that have been on UK & European roads all of their lives will already have been subject to almost 2 decades of annual winter salt, mud & sand as a layer that tends to build up over the years attaching itself to the underside, arches, exhaust, engine bay, etc. This mixture often finds itself mixed with moisture resulting from use in typical weather in the UK. All combined this makes an effective electrolytic substance which is the cause of rust & other problems associated with corrosion. By contrast, in Japan cars don't corrode in the same way as in UK & Europe. It shocks people when they see how corrosion free a well chosen can from Japan can actually be... Such as this low mileage V70R phase 3, for example! As these V70R's were generally used as reliable workhorses (capable of very high mileages) on a daily basis, the vast majority in Europe & Scandinavia have suffered from rust & abuse. Despite this, they have a cult following, especially in Scandinavia, so it's possible the Swedes & Norgegians know a thing or two about how tough these old Volvos are.
Standard equipment includes: ABS, SRS dash, steering and VIPS side airbags, factory fitted tinted glass, tilt / slide glass sunroof, roof rails, unmarked grey leather & alcantara interior with heating for front seats, electric front seats with memory, veneer trim panels, split -
Condition Report: This example finished in beautiful Black Stone metallic is clearly an example in unique condition throughout. It has been owned & used since new only on Japan's salt-
It's completely rust free throughout. Underneath its like new (See pictures of the underside condition & rust free nature of the original -
Interior as pictures show is in fantastic condition throughout showing minimal wear and a great patina. The heated leather/alcantara diamond stitched seats are in superb condition, there are no cigarette burns or stains either. Steering wheel is unworn, as is the shift lever -
Test Drive: We test drove this example at length and are pleased to report it is a delight to drive! The charismatic 5-
This V70R comes with original manuals and service history. It's clearly been very well cared for by it’s previous mature owner.
The overall condition of this example is fantastic and we are confident this car will go to someone who truly appreciates the Phase 3 V70R and wants the very best.Costing £38,000 when new in 2000 this is a lot of Performance estate car for the money.
Price: £8,495. Full UK OTR (on the road) preperation to include UK registering, 12 months MOT, 12 months warranty, full service and valet .Currently held in Japan this unique Volvo V70R AWD can be reserved with a deposit of £1000 for prompt shipment to the UK.