Always do what you are afraid to do. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Was there any unusual circumstances around how you acquired your car?
Hahaha! Yes. I actually have 2 c30’s. One of which is an 2010 aw55 and the one you see is the m66. I went to a Volvo meet up and someone took me for a ride in one of the m66’s and I was blown away by the difference. I told my wife about it and made a deal with her that I would be allowed to get another one only if it was exactly what I wanted and it check marked every box. Less then a month later a friend of mine told me of one for sale that did just that and I was flying out to Colorado to drive it home! The full story is one of my favorites. The wife was expecting a couple of years for me to find one and it just fell in my lap!
Was there more work on your car than you anticipated? Did you find a bucket of wiring worms, find some secret hidden problems…..
Not on either of them. I made some mistakes a long the way and might have been through 5 or 6 engines but other then that…. no nothing crazy haha.
Are there any unique mods on your car? Hyper-rare parts, custom made parts…
The belgian half cage as there are only 6 of them and I have #6!
Would you consider your car done in its current form? Or do you have a list of “to dos” still left?
No way is it done. In the future I plan on building out the T5 to handle the maximum amount of power it can with a turbo upgrade and AWD swap.
What is the biggest problem you ran into on your build?
I keep blowing up engines. It’s a nightmare.
If you had to do it again, would you build the same car?
Yes. I have a ton of cars I want to build/restore but this is my first build and not a restore so it has a special place in my heart and I would redo it at the drop of a hat.
Are you apart of a club or crew with your car?
I found the C30Crew years ago and have been sort of that for a long time. It’s dying out now which is a shame but I hope to see new life come to it to continue to be a part of such a cool culture.
Is there any part/mod on your car you had to do a few times, or installed and then removed?
Again, these engines are the bane of my existence. Other then that, I’ve had issues with the leather armrest and had to replace that a few times.
What is your favorite part on your car?
The custom steering wheel I recently installed. It changed the whole feel of the car and driving experience. I should have done it years ago.
What’s the best memory you had in your car?
Meeting up with the c30crew guys and Conquering the Dragon. Such a fun time and drive! That followed up by the drive home from Colorado. Almost 24 hours straight and some crazy views.
Koni Yellow Shocks
Elevate Lowering Springs
Elevate Engine Torque Mount
Elevate Inlet Manifold
Elevate Turbo Intake Pipe
Elevate Cold Air Intake
Elevate Rear Chassis Brace
Arek Short Shifter
Porsche 70mm Throttlebody
Ported and Polished lower intake
Elevate 3” Downpipe
Custom 3” Exhaust
Do88 Intercooler Hardpipe
IPD Silicone hoses
Wilwood Front Brakes
Motegi 18” Racing Wheels
Federal Formoza FD2’s
The Belgian Half Cage
Rear Seat Delete
Sparco Racing Seats
NRG Quick Release Steering Wheel
Killallwipers Wiper Delete
LED Interior Light Conversion
Tuned by Hilton Tuning