1995 Volvo 850 T5-R


  • Extensive service history with 23 main dealer Volvo stamps
  • Recently serviced with oil and filters changed
  • New set of tyres
  • MOT valid until October 2024

The Appeal

The Volvo 850 T5-R is a car that embodies much of the Swedish brand's remarkable qualities. Rock solid build quality, yes, but it's hardly a car you expect to be sporty and exciting. The 850 T5-R is to outsiders your typical station wagon - but anybody will tell you that the 2.3-litre turbocharged five-cylinder engine is a fierce one, capable of 237bhp.

Internally, the car was loaded with comforts, electrically adjustable leather and Alcantara seats, designed in collaboration with Porsche, electric windows all-round, electric mirrors, climate control - all of the 90s requirements of the day were ticked, leaving a deceptively luxurious luxurious space for driver and passengers alike.

This particular 1995 example, finished in Dark Olive Pearl, is a great summation of what makes these cars so deceptively capable and sporty. Couple that up with an extensive service history, including 23 main dealer stamps, and a recent, comprehensive service, and you've no doubt found your perfect station wagon. 

With a valid MOT until October 2024, this Volvo 850 T5-R is ready to be enjoyed on the road.

History and Paperwork

  • Registered in 1995
  • Purchased from Lancaster
  • Extensive service history includes:
    • 23 main dealer Volvo stamps
    • Last main dealer service in 2013 at Guildford Squire Fumeaux
    • Serviced at specialists since then, most recent service on 13/10/23
    • Originality and service history make it a nice example of a usable, modern classic
  • Odometer has stopped in the past, but this has been fixed
  • ECU reads 177,789 actual mileage, while the odometer shows 153,390
  • Recently serviced with oil and filters changed
  • MOT valid until October 2024

The Condition

  • Overall condition of this 25-year-old estate car is very good
  • Dark Olive Pearl paint is in good overall order
  • Few age-related marks, bonnet may need repainting, and small lacquer peel on the rear spoiler
  • New set of tyres
  • Underside of the vehicle is solid
  • Interior condition is very good for a family estate car
  • Few imperfections on the dashboard due to sun exposure, considering it is a 25-year-old family car
  • Dashboard is well-kept with original instruments and nicely-presented veneers
  • Front seats are in good condition with light age-commensurate cracking and creasing
  • Back seats are hardly used

The Mechanics

  • 2.3-litre turbocharged five-cylinder engine
  • Automatic transmission with 4 gears
  • Engine bay is in good condition
  • Extensive mechanical work done:
    • New genuine Volvo cambelt
    • New water pump
    • Genuine spark plugs
    • New distributor cap and leads
    • New brakes and pads
    • New ABS module and sensors
  • The vendor reports that the car drives very well and pulls nicely through the gears
  • We've no reports of any mechanical issues

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Auction Details
  • Year 1995
  • Make Volvo
  • Model 850
  • Colour Green
  • Mileage 153,392 Miles
  • Engine size 2300
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Maidenhead
  • County Berkshire
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
33 Bids
  • mj•••• £9,600 16/07/24
  • ri•••• £9,500 16/07/24
  • mj•••• £9,499 16/07/24
  • ri•••• £9,400 16/07/24
  • mj•••• £9,300 16/07/24
  • ri•••• £9,200 16/07/24
  • ri•••• £9,100 16/07/24
  • mj•••• £9,000 16/07/24
  • ri•••• £8,900 16/07/24
  • mj•••• £8,800 16/07/24

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