2001 Volvo V70 XC Cross Country


  • Supremely well-specced Volvo XC 
  • 2.4-litre 200bhp five-cylinder turbo 
  • Factory leather, nav and upgraded audio 
  • ULEZ compliant, lots of history and well-loved car 
  • Superb condition inside and out 


The Appeal


In many ways, the Volvo V70 Cross Country (or XC70 as it later became known) was a precursor to the cars of today – its jacked-up ride height and plastic body cladding giving it a quasi-off-roader appeal that fitted in neatly with Middle England’s suburbs. 

But the Volvo was somehow classier and more upmarket than today’s mid-range SUVs. Indeed, this one was a very expensive car when new, tipping the scales at just under £40,000 in 2001. A direct rival to the Audi A6 Allroad, the Volvo V70 XC was a classy, high-quality car – and it still is. 

This one is the pick of the range – a 2001 2.4 Turbo S, it has a 200PS turbocharged five-cylinder engine that makes a wonderful noise, allied to an adaptive ‘Geartronic’ transmission with a sequential manual shift option. 

The vendor bought the car three years ago and used it as his daily transport for 12 months, but then took the car to his holiday home in the Scottish Highlands where it was stored in a dehumidified car storage centre when not in use. As a result, it has only seen very light use in the past two years. It comes with a long MOT valid until April 2025 and is in lovely order throughout – a quirky, useful and interesting modern classic wagon, with loads of power and a lovely engine. 


The History and Paperwork

  • First registered in September 2001 
  • Supplied new by Walker Farrimond Volvo in Accrington 
  • 15 stamps in the service book all the way to 100,628 miles in 2019 
  • Independently serviced since in 2021 and given an oil service ahead of sale 
  • Owned by vendor for three years and a reluctant sale, but has been replaced by a P38 Range Rover 
  • UK V5C 
  • MOT valid until April 21, 2025 
  • ULEZ and low emissions zone compliant 
  • Original handbook, service book and instruction manuals Volvo wallet 
  • Two keys and fobs 


The Condition

  • Classic “double denim” colour scheme - Polar Blue Pearlescent paint over dark blue plastic trim 
  • Six-spoke alloy wheels in immaculate, unkerbed condition with matching Bridgestone tyres all-round 
  • Very smart condition overall – paint retains a deep shine and lustre 
  • One minor dent on nearside rear quarter panel 
  • Some very light marks to plastic bumpers 
  • Minor alloy corrosion on one A-pillar trim 
  • Underside appears superb and has never been welded 
  • Original chunky XC trim with Cross Country graphics on tailgate 
  • Factory roof rails 
  • Detachable tow bar 
  • Gorgeous tan leather seats 
  • Seat facings and bolsters in great order with very light signs of age 
  • Electrically adjustable and heated front seats 
  • Climate control in perfect working order 
  • Cruise control 
  • Original box-weave dealer floor mats and load bay mat 
  • Volvo accessory dog guard 
  • Electric windows and mirrors 
  • Minor damage to plastic trim in luggage area – not noticeable with tailgate closed 
  • Superb stereo 
  • Dashboard gives erroneous ‘Tailgate Open’ message when it is closed 


The Mechanics

  • 2.4-litre five-cylinder turbo 
  • 200bhp 
  • Surprisingly quick and sounds amazing, with five-cylinder burble and turbo induction noise 
  • Five-speed ‘Geartronic’ transmission with fully auto or sequential manual modes 
  • New battery (June 2024) 
  • Permanent all-wheel-drive 
  • Mileage may increase slightly as vendor is using the car occasionally 


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Auction Details
  • Year 2001
  • Make Volvo
  • Model V70
  • Colour Blue
  • Mileage 113,915 Miles
  • Engine size 2435
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Chaterris
  • County Cambridgeshire
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
23 Bids
  • pe•••• £4,100 01/07/24
  • Gk•••• £4,000 01/07/24
  • pe•••• £3,900 01/07/24
  • Gk•••• £3,800 01/07/24
  • pe•••• £3,700 01/07/24
  • Gk•••• £3,600 30/06/24
  • ri•••• £3,500 30/06/24
  • ri•••• £3,400 30/06/24
  • Gk•••• £3,300 30/06/24
  • ri•••• £3,200 28/06/24

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