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A pampered Volvo S70, wife and husband owned from new and just 31,630 miles.
Colour co-ordinated bumpers and door mirrors, vented wheel covers, SIPS (Side Impact Protection System), SIPS airbags, driver’s airbag, front seat belt pretensioners, 5 three-point seat belts, head restraints to all five seats, tinted windows, remote central deadlocking, power steering, electric front and rear windows, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors. Winter Pack; Headlamp wash/wipe, heated front seats, TRACS traction control. Luxury Pack; Dual climate control, leather faced upholstery, electric driver’s seat with memory, Red Wood dash board, SC805 RDS radio cassette, cruise control, cupholders, illuminated driver’s vanity mirror. Factory Options; Metallic paint, automatic transmission. Dealer Accessories; Genuine Volvo headlamp protectors, mud flaps, genuine Volvo locking wheel nuts, Volvo carpet mats, additional Volvo winter over mats, boot carpet protector, genuine Volvo CD changer, genuine Volvo spare bulb kit.
This pristine Volvo S70 has been owned from new by wife and then husband and covered a mere 31,630 miles from new. A huge specification car that has been garaged from new, this example is simply outstanding finished in factory optional Aqua Pearl Metallic, (Code 431). The bodywork is arrow straight and the 100% original paint boasts a stunning uniform finish throughout. Meticulous scrutiny reveals nothing other than a tiny scratch to the driver’s door mirror and a few carefully touched in frontal stone chips. The underside is perfectly preserved and reflects the garage storage and general dry weather usage as a second vehicle ‘for best’. All trim sections, glass and rubber are perfect and genuine Volvo headlamp protectors remain fitted. The supplying Volvo main dealer number plates and rear screen sticker are also still fitted. Descriptive terms such as ‘pristine’ or ‘showroom condition’ are often misused, but in this instance are entirely suitable. A stunning car.
The exceptional interior of this luxury Volvo is simply immaculate. Trimmed in original Arena Leather, (Code 3990), the upholstery is upgraded as part of the expensive factory optional Luxury Pack. The leather facings to the seats and door trim are beautifully clean and the amazing comfort seats are perfect. The door cards to the offside have some shrinkage. The headlining is spotless and fully intact and the pristine carpets have been protected from new by carpet mats and additional winter over mats, both genuine Volvo accessories. The beautifully made fascia and switchgear is perfect and absolutely all interior equipment functions precisely as it should including the ice-cold air-conditioned climate control. The spotless boot area further emphasises how conscientious the owner was with a genuine Volvo boot carpet protector. An immensely comfortable and virtually perfect interior.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 2.5 litre 5-cylinder engine produces 144bhp and 206Nm rated torque to achieve a top speed of 121mph and 0-62mph in 10.6 seconds. The engine bay is immaculate in presentation and displays all factory plates, labels and stickers. The factory-optional automatic transmission is perfect in operation and features switchable sport, economy and winter modes.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Standard steel wheels wear immaculate original vented wheel trims. The owner even specified Volvo locking wheel nuts to protect the steel wheels, which again, shows just how careful he was with his wife’s and his pride and joy! Brand new Uniroyal Rainsport5 tyres have just been fitted in September 2023. This ever safety conscious Volvo features TRACS traction control and ABS braking with discs all round (ventilated to front).
Registered new on the 24th November 1997 by Volvo Main Dealer, Avondale in Stratford Upon Avon, this S70 has been registered to Mrs and Mr Richardson from new. The car has covered just 31,630 fully verified miles from new and remains in totally original and pristine condition. The huge specification and optional extras consist of many protective and preservative items specified by the owners in order to keep the car in prime condition. The careful and dedicated ownership is entirely evident in how the car looks and feels inside and out and the way it drives, truly superb. The original service record has 15 stamped entries with the most recent carried out in November 2022 at 31,452 miles and the timing belt and V-belt were changed in June 2022 at 31,445 miles. The Volvo velvet document wallet holds the handbooks and there are three sets of keys with code tags, remote fobs and dealer keyrings. A folder of supporting service invoices and MOT certificates completes the history file. When an owner specifies nearly £4,000 of factory extras plus accessory headlamp protectors, mud flaps, locking wheel nuts to protect steel wheels, two sets of mats, a boot carpet protector and a genuine Volvo spare bulb kit, it is abundantly clear that the car is to be extremely well cared for!
First sight of this beautiful example will reveal just how special it is.