Spotted in China: Volvo 960 sedan in White
Published on October 4, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
A very white but slightly messy Volvo 960 sedan, seen in the great city of Foshan in Guangdong Province. Note W140 Mercedes-Benz S-Class in the background. The Volvo 960 was built from 1990 until 1997, this is a facelifted example which was made from 1994.
The Volvo 900-series was never officially exported to China so they are a rare sight on Chinese roads. Earlier on we met a Volvo 960 Royal and a Volvo 940 GL. Some cars arrived via diplomatic channels, and the Chinese government bought a few armored 960 limousines for convoy duties in the early 1990’s. However, this sweet white car isn’t one of those. It is likely a US-spec vehicle, recognizable by the black Volvo badge behind the front wheels.
The Volvo 960 was powered by 2.0 four, 2.3 turbo four, 2.5 l6, and the (in)famous 2.8 liter PRV V6. What lies under the bonnet of this Fujian car is unknown but it seems to be a high-end model. Let’s hope the owner finds a way to clean it up!