1997 Volvo V90 SE
Last of the 'proper' RWD Volvo's here in top spec Luxury Edition guise with 3.0 engine & auto 'box; LPG converted; useful recent works to bring it up to par; won 'Most Original Volvo' and best V90 at VEC National 2021
Supplied new in November 1997 by Viking House Volvo of Salisbury this smart, and seemingly now rare 960 series V90 estate is one of the last of this generation and era of styling, coming to us in run-out Luxury spec, finished in a super hue of purple and riding on its original 15-inch 7-hole alloy wheels.
3.0-litre straight-six B6304 24v petrol engine developing 180bhp driving the rear wheels via 4-speed automatic transmission with Winter, Sports and Economy modes.
Mushroom leather interior with heated front seats, walnut trim, climate control with AC, heated mirrors, power steering, Volvo radio/cassette/CD player, electric sunroof, timber steering wheel and a retro-fit Bluetooth Parrot.
In addition to the enhanced standard spec of the Luxury pack (wrongly branded SE on the log book according to the previous owner, detailed on a note in the file) this example features tinted windows, tow hitch and an LPG system.
The car has covered 137,131 miles to date and retains the Volvo owner’s pack with manuals, the service book revealing an impressive 19 stamps, the last in April 2021 at 133,524 miles by Lewis’s Volvo dealer of Shrewsbury. It also has 23 old MOTs plus the current valid until 1st September 2023 with three minor advisories noted (check online by entering the reg at check-mot.service.gov.uk) and a tome of invoices for parts and maintenance including the recent restorative spend which includes a new head gasket, new head bolts, spark plugs and timing belt service in April 2021 costing £2,330, a new rear light unit which was special order from Volvo Sweden.
Another £1,486 spend was in October 2020 on a major service including camshaft sensor, top mount bushes, track control arms, all new suspension bushes, lower arms, and body/underside repairs and protection plus new radiator and expansion tank in November 2019 and exchange brake callipers and new discs in October 2019. The spend goes on and totals at least £5,000.
We also find an advert listing the car for sale in May 2019 referring to its past ownership by 1 company Director from 1997-2017. Another document on file confirms the car won "Most original" Volvo, and also Best 700/900/V90 at the Volvo Enthusiasts Club National 2021 gathering – a nice accolade for a lovely car and one that’s ready to be enjoyed, on offer here at No Reserve.
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