How does a car this nice end up in a place like this? The tag from the police in two-mile-high Frisco (Colorado) tells the story; someone left this car parked where it shouldn't have been parked, it got towed, and the owner wasn't able to bail it out. A 19-year-old high-maintenance European car will scare potential buyers at auction, and so the bidder from U-Pull-&-Pay picked it up for scrap value.
Just barely over 150k on the clock, and obviously well cared for.
Under the hood, a 2.9-liter DOHC straight-six making 181 Swedish horses (we have advocated referring to power ratings of Swedish cars in "Elkpower" but have not convinced the car world of the necessity of this plan). The six in the 1997 BMW 528i was good for 190 horsepower, but the German sedan sold for $39,800, versus $34,300 for the Swede.
At least this car's final parking space has a nice view of the Rockies.
This ad for an earlier version of the 960 demonstrates the quality for which Volvo most wanted its cars to be known at that time: the ability to crash through a brick wall.