Topic: Volvo 850 Lemons veteran for sale

Early 90's vintage Volvo 850 wagon for sale.  6 time Lemons/Chump car veteran, with 3 finishes (including a true 24 hour in West Palm).  5 speed, a few sneaky cheaty bits we can't talk about here, and a pretty kick-ass junk yard suspension set up.  Handles and brakes great, but will need a new engine before either of those attributes can be fully appreciated.  Never failed tech. 

Lovely primer gray right now, so basically a blank canvas for some creative mind with a few cans of spray paint.  Gutted, custom cage, plexi windows, sunroof delete, pretty cool push button start and custom dash, and taking up space in my driveway.

Includes 3 complete sets of mounted tires (some never used), a bunch of spare crappy parts that are better off in your garage than mine, and a lingering aura of occasional glory and crushing failure.  Perfect for a new Lemons team just setting out with some basic mechanical skills and a reluctance to spend money on things like roll cages.

$1250 for the whole lot.  That's of course $250 for the car and $1000 for the safety equipment.  Pick up preferred, but I have a trailer and can work with any potential buyers on reasonable delivery terms.  Located between Mt. Airy and Westminster, MD.

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Re: Volvo 850 Lemons veteran for sale

Text me some pics? 610-312-4269

Re: Volvo 850 Lemons veteran for sale

I also have a bunch of questions so hit me up

Re: Volvo 850 Lemons veteran for sale

Update - Purchase price now includes a 2.3 turbo motor and a free motor stand with a wonky wheel.  Engine is in the truck bed and car is loaded on the trailer, so I am happy to negotiate delivery within a reasonable distance of the Baltimore/DC area.  Unreasonable distances also considered, as I could use a good road trip... 

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Re: Volvo 850 Lemons veteran for sale

I have a bit of a thing for Volvo 850's. I sent you an email.

Re: Volvo 850 Lemons veteran for sale

Bump.  Volvo 850 wagon.  Full Lemons spec cage, all possible extra weight stripped out short of cutting the roof off, blown 2.5 N/A motor under the hood for parts, and a replacement upgraded 2.3 turbo motor on a stand waiting to be installed by an intrepid crew with some mechanical skill and a love of junkyards. 

3 full sets of Direzzas on factory wheels (8X16 inch wheels, 4X15 inch wheels), custom side-exit exhaust that sounds AWESOME, 5 speed.

Needs windshield, seat, harness, etc. Raced 6 times, finished 3 races.  Quaife limited slip diff.  Custom junkyard suspension and homemade delrin motor mounts.  Handles and stops great, and very fun to drive.

$1250 firm, pick up preferred but can negotiate delivery within reasonable distance of zip 21776.  Also have a FireSense suppression system that I can incorporate into any price negotiations. 

Deal includes some really cool hood mounted snowplow lights, custom push button ignition, and tubs full of spare parts.  Former teammate was a Volvo mechanic, so most of the work done to the car was at least semi-professional.

Need this out of my driveway; if you are looking for a starter car you could do a lot worse...

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