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S/V40 New Owner of Ice White 2011 S40 T5 S

edited July 31 in Modern

Well, we have finally purchased a replacement for our written off 2009 S40 2.4i. A big thank you to all the folks on here who answered my various posts that helped in finalising our purchase.

The new one is very nice. A 2011 S40 T5 S. One owner, garaged when not driven. Body looks near new. Has a bit more power than the old one 😎

First project is to swap the 16" standard wheels for the 17" Serapis wheels.



  • Ex850RSnoopy (@Ex850R) Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Melbourne.

    Really nice,congratulations!

    White makes it look bigger and modern.

    What do weeps look like?

    Selling the 16s?

    What's interior colour?

    Have fun!

  • Ex850RSnoopy (@Ex850R) Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Melbourne.

    Actually looks like mini S80!

    Would you consider a tune, RICA or such?

  • Thanks Snoopy.

    Excuse my ignorance, but what are "weeps"?

    Not sure what we'll do with the 16s. Possibly sell them, if wife is happy with 'comfort' of 17s 😎

    The 16s have Continental UC6 tyres with a bit of tread left.

    Interior is the standard for the 2011 S - Off-black T-Tech seats; standard Dalaro trim.

    Will post more photos when I get it home.

    Picked it up in Melbourne yesterday. Driving it home to Brisbane

  • OK. Update. Wife likes the 17s. So I'll be selling the 16s.

  • carnut222Greg S (@carnut222) Daylesford VIC

    Well done - looks nice. The P1 cars are a lot of fun..especially T5! :)

  • Ex850RSnoopy (@Ex850R) Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Melbourne.

    Haha, my auto correct....


  • lol. Here's a photo of the Volvo 17" Serapis wheels. Picked them up from a wrecker yesterday. Great condition. Plenty of tread on them too. So will pass the roadworthy no problem.

    They were only available on the R-Design S40, AFAIK.

  • Ex850RSnoopy (@Ex850R) Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Melbourne.

    Nice one?

    Are you offloading the old wheels?

  • Yes. Open to offers.

    The car is in Sydney at the moment. If anyone wants them, I can leave them here in Sydney, or else they'll be available from Brisbane after the weekend.

  • edited August 1

    Here are the 16s for sale with Continental UltraContact 6 (UC6) tyres,

    Passenger Side - Front (this is most worn on the outer edge - about 1 mm till the top of the wear node. See photo)

    Passenger Side - Rear

    Driver Side - Front

    Driver Side - Rear

  • carnut222Greg S (@carnut222) Daylesford VIC

    I like the Serapis...would be my choice for 17’s if mine didn’t already have 18’s (Atreus). The Atreus are a bit more of a pain to clean and with the 2 colour (paint and polished then clear-coat) I imagine they’d be pricey to repair...and all mine need repairs! :) Plus 18 inch tyres are more expensive. So 17 is a good compromise.

  • Ex850RSnoopy (@Ex850R) Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Melbourne.

    Shoot me a message regarding wheels. A bit harder as I'm in Melbourne though.

  • OK. Just put the 17s on it today.

  • A few interior shots.

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