I am 100% confident that it doesn't belong to anyone here.
It is not cheap, but it is not like there is an abundance of 965s to choose from..... It has the nice front too.
FWD offset wheels, so that's much easier.
Looks like a really good example, and I don't think that $5k is that much over the top for it in all honesty.
I think around 5k is fair to be honest. A V70 of similar quality would be 4 odd k in my opinion so really is solid. The rare block problems were entirely sorted by 95.
Rare car - I've been checking quite diligently for four years now, and there's been less than ten 965s/V90s advertised in that time - and at least half of them were the early (940 front) cars.
If it was a 964 then I'd agree with your price estimate, but 965s definitely command a significant premium due to their rarity. I'd aim for $4k, and see what happened from there.
Pretty sure I've seen that car but he ain't a member on here!
I've been watching that guy's 850R
Looks like he's been trying to sell it for a while :(
Thanks for the advice guys!
@Cam, Yeah that R is verrry nice. If it wasn't in Tassie I'm sure he would have sold it long ago.
Half thinking that if I can scrounge the cash by Xmas that I will bring that R from my holiday to Tassie.
Okay guys. We have agreed on a price for the 965, just need a bit more advice.
I'm not worried about the engine being on 300k, but I am worried about the other running gear.
Is there anything major those of you with more knowledge would be worried about at this many Kms?
It is on the pointy end of my budget and I don't really want to be dropping a lot of money on the car after the purchase. Im quite capable of doing general work myself and I have a good mate who is a mechanic and can give me mates rates if something is a bit too hard. More just worried about parts seeing as it seems to quite a rare vehicle.
The later 960's don't have much to go bad that isn't basic maint related and parts are readily available from overseas from FCP/iPD/etc.
Whiteblocks love to wear valve guides if oil changes are neglected.
They collapse the piston rings if overheated - the classic is "I fixed the blown head gasket, but now it has no compression".
Timing belt, obviously.
Transmissions seem robust and long-lived if they are not neglected. My old one had a leak that caused it to go into winter mode as some sort of limp-home mode. Needed the fault to be cleared, not just a top-up.
Nivomats seem to be universal on Aussie spec ones. $$ to replace. Front suspension is apparently the same as 850.
Interiors seem to rattle and squeak - it is a Volvo after all... Seems to be more the FWD style noises rather than the RWD ones.
Check that all of the electrics work - they seem reliable, but everything that needs fixing costs money.
Thanks guys. I'm under the impression that it has been serviced on the dot without any expense spared, and books to show for it. I will make sure everything is up to date. Belts were done at 275k and the receipt in that add shows regular service and check of all fluids, hoses and suspension at 289k. From what I've been able to find out from my research, as long as maintenance was done, they seem to be reasonably bullet proof.
Brand new tires and a year rego, I think I'm getting a bit of a bargain...
Apart from the medium-high kays, you couldn't ask for more.
Well done!! There is a black one on VS and its fantastic looking ....I think it will be great!
What happened with this? I heard the fella that owned it pranged it recently so I figured you haven't bought it.
The owner said he comes on here, strange no one knows of him.
On my test drive I noticed play in the steering when cornering. The power steering would jerk in the oposite direction during bends.
Owner said that 2 mechanics had told him it was just a loose P/S belt. I told him I would buy the car if he had it fixed. I figured if it really was a loose P/S belt it would only be half hour labour tops to sort it out.
The owner said that if I wanted it fixed then I'd need to arrange it.
Couldn't take the risk that there may have been something wrong with the steering rack itself. The owners lack of enthusiasm to get it fixed wasn't really confidence inspiring.
Wouldn't know if it was pranged or not, it is still listed on carsales!