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Anybody know this Volvo?

LordSeacow LordSeacow
New User | Posts: 6 | Joined: 09/07
Posted: 09/14/07
09:15 PM

Okay, I've got a quick question that I'm sure somebody here can answer.  I've been looking around at some cars and came across a Volvo that I can't quite identify.  It's a 1996 Volvo 850 wagon TLA, and the dealer says it is a limited platinum edition of which only 100 were made. So here are my questions, what exactly does it mean that it's a TLA?  Second question is whether or not this Platinum is as rare as the dealer claims.

I know that Volvo made a limited edition in 1996 that had a 240hp version of the turbo 5-cylinder, but I cannot tell if that's what the TLA is.  And a sidenote, the platinum is also a reference to the color of the vehicle if that helps.

Thanks for any assistance on this, I haven't been able to find much online and it's been driving me nuts Tongue  

IDrive2.0 IDrive2.0
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 09/07
Posted: 09/27/07
01:27 PM

I had a '96 850 platinum edition sedan, which was an absolutely fantastic car, but I think the dealer estimate for total cars produced is wrong.  I believe the number was actually 1,500; but I don't know the break down of sedans to wagons.  
As for the TLA, that's just how it's listed in pricing guides for the platinum edition, but I don't actually know why.  
This version did have the same 222hp engine as the regular turbo... the 240hp model was the 850 R.

Loved that color... wish they'd bring it back.  

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