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    Is it Gay?

    Hi,


    I am now the proud owner of a S70R Manual in a rather striking shade of Metallic Orange ! Natalie is suitably unimpressed, Marcus thinks it's cool and I can't believe I've bought a Old Gold Volvo. It's a straight old bus with service history, 137K, good interior and it drives OK, except for the PAS is making some interesting noises. Tomorrow morning I'll take the kids for a drive to Shelsley Walsh for breakfast and see if it breaks down ! I might even put it through the Car Wash before we go ! I'm undecided what to do with it ........either I just get it all up together and smoke around in it and then sell it when somebody makes me an offer I can't refuse.......or keep it and spend 30 x more than I paid for it on hybrid turbo, down pipe, bilstein shocks, brakes, tyres, shiny bits etc and then use it for terrifying Wobbly at track days and then sell it for a fraction of what I have spent!
    I'll put up some photos tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamish View Post
    Hi,


    I am now the proud owner of a S70R Manual in a rather striking shade of Metallic Orange ! Natalie is suitably unimpressed, Marcus thinks it's cool and I can't believe I've bought a Old Gold Volvo. It's a straight old bus with service history, 137K, good interior and it drives OK, except for the PAS is making some interesting noises. Tomorrow morning I'll take the kids for a drive to Shelsley Walsh for breakfast and see if it breaks down ! I might even put it through the Car Wash before we go ! I'm undecided what to do with it ........either I just get it all up together and smoke around in it and then sell it when somebody makes me an offer I can't refuse.......or keep it and spend 30 x more than I paid for it on hybrid turbo, down pipe, bilstein shocks, brakes, tyres, shiny bits etc and then use it for terrifying Wobbly at track days and then sell it for a fraction of what I have spent!
    I'll put up some photos tomorrow.

    Regards,
    Hamish.
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    the wobbley dave thing sounds good pmsl

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    Or sell it to me with a nice juicy hybrid on lol
    now you see me OPPS now ya dont lololol

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    its disgusting, just seen it for the first time and have demanded it gets parked up the street away from my house!!! and he is under strict instructions to sell it pronto!!! OMG Its even got tinted windows!!! Ebay here we come lol

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    save yourself the ebay fees, and have a vpcuk style auction.
    I'll start the bidding with a fiver lol glws

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    Have to go with sell, I`m afraid Hamish.

    Is it AWD?


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    Impeccable taste. Good choice

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    I own two saffron volvo's c70 t5 gt and a v70r parked next to each other I love them ???
    I'd bring my c70 to the charity rolling road day but I don't think Hamish is my mate lol
    I've taken the cat out and with a HLM map it runs 1.4 bar flat out
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    use it to hack around in.

    An S40 T4 would make a much better track car (maybe with a Holset turbo ? )

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    Quote Originally Posted by danny-R View Post
    save yourself the ebay fees, and have a vpcuk style auction.
    I'll start the bidding with a fiver lol glws
    10er lol
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    Yep your in the gay gold club now and theres no getting out of it lol

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    Ha ha welcome to the club.


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    sounds good
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    Quote Originally Posted by t5 pete View Post
    Yep your in the gay gold club now and theres no getting out of it lol
    Nooooooooooooo

    Just got in from riding my horse and its gone yippeee, however Hamish and the kids have gone too so I am assuming it will re-appear lol

    PS we don't mean to offend any other gold car owner its just not my pref in colour or car, i'm a landrover disco girl me ;0)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathlm View Post
    Nooooooooooooo

    Just got in from riding my horse and its gone yippeee, however Hamish and the kids have gone too so I am assuming it will re-appear lol

    PS we don't mean to offend any other gold car owner its just not my pref in colour or car, i'm a landrover disco girl me ;0)
    Lol. Im highly offended. lol. Best colour for an "R" you can have.
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    I have seen the pic on facebook. I say u keep it and scare the s**t out of wobbly lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by daza-b View Post
    10er :d lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by danny-R View Post
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    A la ebay style....... 21.47

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    Went for a drive this morning to Shelsley Walsh Breakfast Club in the "Orangutan" parked it between a Disco4 and an Audi RS4 and let it leak oil in the Shelsley Paddock like a real classic. Meantime we (Marcus, Tasha & Me) went to the resturant and demolished breakfast and then "walked the hill".

    So far I'm really enjoying S70R ownership mostly because Nats hates it ! I've reminded myself at every corner how truly awful the brakes and handling is/was on these cars and that skuttle shake isn't just restricted to Wobbly's C70. I'm hoping that the colour never grows on me in the same way that I hope Ginger hair never grows on me.

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