There's no collection epic for this one as the car was only 12 miles away, and had 2/3 of a tank of petrol left.
PM'd the seller on eBay last night, arranged to go over, and did.
We were greeted with this:
The seller was a nice older bloke, ex mounted police. He'd had the car to tow a caravan and such, bought it in 1997. The previous owner to that got it in 1990, and was also in Hazel Grove.
Old Man checked everything over, the cambelt is probably due on age (but is non-interference), ICV needs cleaning as it's been pissing oil everywhere, and there's a rust bleb round the sunroof, but that's it.
Green velour it's lovely inside and hardly anything is broken. Sunroof might be stiff/stuck and the headlining is fucked as someone's tried to reglue it but that's just to be expected.
Original Volvo plastic mats. Covered with carpet too which is nice.
That blob on the steering cowl is a button for the starter.
The X3 in the background is his other car, he just doesn't need this any more.
Police watch sticker - and it's got an alarm too. All the glass is etched with the reg.
Note also the carpet covering the load space.
Under that is an orginal vinyl load space cover, and under that is a virtually new carpet.
The adjustable suspension is not Nivomat fortunately.
Cubby hole full of odds and sods. Boxes of screws nuts and bolts, 3 in 1, chemical metal, fast glass and such. And obligatory tights.
The toolkits are all there and complete.
Double electric towbar.
Only bleb on it.
'Above All For Volvo'
Even came with a Stoplock.
Lots of keys.
Twenty years of history, an HBOL and quite a few brochures.
It's smooth, runs well maybe slightly high idling but easy to sort.
No major pieces of trim are broken.
No clunks or rattles.
All the electrics work.
All the gauges work.
It's absolutely bloody lovely.
It was £650.