Lot 107 - 1999 Volvo S90 Royal Long Wheelbase
|Odometer reading||51,500 miles|
|Result||Sold - £4,480|
- One of circa 1100 long wheelbase factory special models
- Believed to be a diplomatic chauffeur driven example
The Volvo 900 Series is a range of executive cars produced by the Swedish manufacturer Volvo Cars from 1990 to 1999. The 900 Series was introduced in 1990 to replace the 700 Series from which it derived. Prior to the end of its production, the 960 was renamed as the Volvo S90 (saloon) and Volvo V90 (estate), and the 940 was renamed 940 Classic, becoming the last rear wheel drive cars from Volvo. In 1994 for the 1995 model year the 960 received a facelift, including changes to the grille and body-coloured panels. A smaller 2.5 version of the six-cylinder was also added to the line-up, with 170 or 163bhp for the B6244FS version.
The S90 Executive Royal featured a longer wheelbase and a centre console for the rear passengers, it is believed that 1100 were coachbuilt by the Volvo factory, 15cm longer than the standard model and with the 2.9 litre engine coupled to a smooth automatic gearbox and 17” Volvo Canopus wheels.
This extremely well presented S90 Royal is offered in near unmarked silver coachwork with beige leather trim which has clearly had a very easy life, barely showing the 51,000 miles for which it has been sat in. Imported back from Japan in 2020, this was defined as a grade four example upon export and is indeed in impressive order. These cars were coachbuilt as a long wheelbase option and are as rare as hens’ teeth. This example boasts an MoT test certificate until August 2021, a UK V5 registration document and we are led to believe this may have been a diplomatic vehicle when in Japan. Built to last, in fabulous condition and good enough for diplomats, this is an ultra-rare example of the Volvo S90.
Guide Price £6,000 - £10,000
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