1996 VOLVO 850R - 29,310 KM


  • A low mileage example of the high-performance modern classic saloon car.
  • It is powered by a 2.3-litre turbocharged five-cylinder engine, which sends 250bhp to the front wheels via a five-speed manual transmission.
  • The odometer displays a mere 29,310km, which is believed to be accurate.
  • Produced for only two years between 1996 and 1997, the Volvo 850 R built upon the already impressive T-5R’s performance credentials, and could sprint from 0-100km/h in just 6.8 seconds.


  • The 850 R was equipped with a new rear spoiler, an upgraded interior featuring sport seats with Alcantara centre and leather bolsters, Alcantara door cards and an eight-speaker sound system.
  • This example is finished in the eye-catching hue of Brilliant Red, and rides on the correct set of 17-inch, seven-spoke alloy wheels.
  • The car has been maintained in fully original condition, and even retains its original Volvo ‘Premium Sound System’ radio / cassette player.
  • It will be accompanied by its original handbooks and documentation of its maintenance history.


  • There is no known bodywork damage, and all of the panels are straight and free of dents.
  •  Some of the exterior plastics, badges and decals are beginning to fade.
  • The Brilliant Red paintwork is believed to be entirely original and has been well preserved, with a small scuff on the driver’s-side rear wheel arch and minor scrapes on the lip of the front spoiler, as is to be expected given the car’s road use.
  • Furthermore, some of the exterior plastics, badges and decals are beginning to fade.
  • Inside, this 850 R’s cabin features all of its original upholstery and trim, and evidently been well looked after. Mild cracking can be seen on the leather bolsters of the driver’s seat, there are small areas of the headlining that are beginning to lift, and the plastic fascia around the air conditioning controls is beginning to wear, which is commensurate with the car’s age.
  • There are no known electrical or mechanical faults, and there are no warning lights showing on the dashboard.


  • This 850 R’s most recent routine maintenance was carried out by Billion Target in April 2019, when the engine oil, oil filter, gearbox oil and spark plugs were changed, as well as all four tyres.


Presented in smart and highly original condition with a little over 29,000 kilometres on its odometer, this 1996 Volvo 850 R is a practical modern classic. Comfortable, well-equipped and capable of delivering an impressive turn of pace when required, this stylish saloon would make a fun daily driver, and will stand out from the crowd among more common 1990s performance cars.

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Car Overview

  • 29,310 km
  • manual
  • RHD
  • Brilliant Red
  • Black
  • 2.3L
  • VINYV1LS-5002T2328786

Lot Overview

  • Lot #06024
  • private Sale
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong


  • billyyeung

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