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Old 03-23-2003, 01:47 PM   #1
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This weekend i was cruising around and i saw this nice little red coupe for sale. i stoped by and talked with the guy for a while. well, to make a long story short, i bought the car. so now my bonneville will go to my older sister . don't get mad at me for what i bought, i went import, but i swear to God that i'm not going to rice it out. LOL i bought a 1990 volvo 780. it'* a 4 banger with a turbo. let me tell you, it'* a quick car. for anybody that knows about volvo'*, the 780 was designed by a guy named bertone. it was designed and the interior was hand made in itally. it'* a very rare find and is still in great shape. it'* quicker than my bonneville already and i know how to make it quicker cuz my friend'* got a 940 turbo that kicks my bonnie'* *** every time i race him. the car is a little 2 door coupe that is rear wheel drive. i like it a lot. it'* even got leather interior and *** warmers. (heated seats). i'll still be on the site trying to help as much as i can, and i wanna thank everybody that'* helped me with my car. This is a great site and keep it up. Later
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Yup there was a silver one around here for sale last year. They are great little cars just be cautious of repair bills.
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Nice... Well.. at least your sister will be gettin the Bonnie which means it'll still be within the Bonnie member board here... good luck on your new car...
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I can get parts for the Volvo and your right they are expensive to repair. But they are very nice and fast. A friend of mine used to swap Stang 5.0 engines into them and make them sleepers. LOL very fast with a lotus suspension. Lots of fun. If you ever want to get help swapping a v8 in ill give you his number. He would just tell you how to do it no charge.

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Volvos are damn good cars, my buddy has an old school 1989 240 DL, that thing is a tank!

Not a spot of rust on it, however, mechanically it is starting to go and can get pretty spendy. I think the higher-up cars..ie the 740-780'* etc are a little nicer and may last longer.

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The vehicle that currently holds the record for the worlds highest milage is a 1970 something volvo with over 1.5 million miles on it.
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The vehicle that currently holds the record for the worlds highest milage is a 1970 something volvo with over 1.5 million miles on it.
Actually, he has drivnen over TWO MILLION MILES!!!


First Person to Drive Two Million Miles in Same Car
Extends World Record in His 1966 Volvo P1800
Long Island'* Irv Gordon, Volvo'* "Two Million Mile Man," turned his historic two million miles on March 27 during Volvo'* 75th anniversary party at Times Square Studios.

March 27, 2002 is entered into the record books. The Long Island native and retired science teacher Irv Gordon reached a milestone no other individual has accomplished in the more than 100 years of the automobile: driving two million miles in the same vehicle.

To mark the occasion, Gordon drove his shiny red 1966 Volvo P1800 through the heart of New York City on Broadway, cruising down to 44th Street in Times Square, where he was the honored guest at Volvo Cars of North America'* 75th anniversary party. The Swedish auto maker'* celebration was held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (EST) at Times Square Studios, home of ABC-TV'* "Good Morning America."

"Of the 260 million vehicles on the road in the United States, only a handful have accumulated one million miles, and until now, none have made it to two million," said Dan Werbin, president and chief executive officer for Volvo Cars of North America. "We like to say that 'there are cars, and then there are Volvos,' but there is more involved here than the wisdom of our engineers in developing a car that could last so long and travel so far. Irv'* meticulous care of his Volvo over the years has played a significant role.

"Irv'* dedication to his P1800 reflects the loyalty Volvo owners have to their cars, and the longevity of his P1800 represents the reliability of the entire Volvo brand," Werbin added. "It'* only fitting that Irv celebrate his amazing milestone the same day Volvo honors its 75th anniversary, and what better location than in the heart of New York City?"

Gordon bought his P1800 on June 30, 1966 at a neighborhood Volvo dealership for $4,150. "I was replacing a new car I had just purchased from another manufacturer that broke down on my drive home from the dealer," Gordon said. "I love driving, and I put 1,500 miles on the P1800 during the first 48 hours I owned it. I just loved the way it drove."

Gordon'* long commute to work (a 125-mile daily round trip) and his passion for driving enabled him to log his first 250,000 miles in less than 10 years. "The car never gave me any problems -- didn't overheat, never failed to start. At about half a million miles, the car was driving better than ever, and that'* when I was sure this is an extraordinary car."

In October 1987, Gordon celebrated his one-millionth mile by driving a loop around the Tavern on the Green in New York'* Central Park. Following his retirement a few years later, he made driving his pastime, going to Cincinnati for coffee or to Denver for lunch. "I'd ask a woman out for a lunch date. When she agreed, I'd say, 'Fine, I'll pick you up at nine o'clock.' When she asked, 'Why so early?' I'd reply, 'Because we're having lunch in Montreal.'"

Gordon has driven to Mexico and Canada and has placed his car on a boat for excursions overseas. He drove in Holland, Denmark and Germany. While in Sweden, he drove to Volvo'* global headquarters to see where his P1800 was born.

In 1998, The Guinness Book of World Records honored Gordon'* Volvo P1800 as the vehicle with the "the highest certified mileage driven by the original owner in non-commercial service." Now, Gordon breaks his own world record every time he drives his celebrated car.

In the weeks leading up to Gordon'* two-million milestone, he visited a variety of automobile shows, dealerships and car clubs throughout the nation. At Volvo'* 75th anniversary party, he crossed over the two-million mile mark by driving onto Times Square Studio'* street-level stage.

As for what he'll be doing on March 28? "I'll keep on driving," Gordon said, "but whether I drive three million miles is more up to me than it is the car. The car'* parts may be able to take it, but I'm not so sure about my own."
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My buddy did the 5.o engine engine swap and added some hypermance mods in his 87 760 volvo and its one of the best sleepers ive ever seen ,no rims tints or huge exaust tips and can remember what he'* got for exaust but it sounds amazing!
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Thanks Ol'Timer I could not remember all the details.

A guy in the University car club here has a early 90'* volvo wagon with the 5.0 swap. He has dual exhaust and some nice 5 star rims though so tha, the 5.0 emblem on the back lift gate and the V8 Brick licsence plate kind of give the car away.
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wow.. was all that mileage done with original tranny and engine ? With or without rebuilt ?? wow 2 million... and I thought I love driving.. damm... I have a lot of driving to do in my Bonnie to catch up to that..hahaha.. I wonder how much he'* car is worth if he wants to sell it now..
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