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by edie_fox
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Get a load of this! period dealership photos 1988
Replies: 15
Views: 169

Re: Get a load of this! period dealership photos 1988

Bet their arches are already bubbling though. :lol:
by edie_fox
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Get a load of this! period dealership photos 1988
Replies: 15
Views: 169

Re: Get a load of this! period dealership photos 1988

MisterH wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:45 pm


AND
another photo of the volvo dealership WITH A -CPV REG PRESS CAR!!!!
https://www.alamy.com/volvo-car-dealers ... 27307.html
D753 CPV - guessing eyes! Comes up with a red 480 reg 27 May '87. I love the interstalker. :lol:
by edie_fox
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Get a load of this! period dealership photos 1988
Replies: 15
Views: 169

Re: Get a load of this! period dealership photos 1988

Oooooh, a rabbit hole to get lost down there!

A nice turbo....long gone.

https://www.alamy.com/1989-volvo-car-de ... 84168.html

and I'm guessing this is them now perhaps....minus Volvo rights?

https://www.harratts.co.uk/
by edie_fox
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 480 for Sale
Replies: 32
Views: 817

Re: 480 for Sale

....and we look at all those people who hoard/rescue cats and other animals and shake our heads..... :lol: Good luck all. I'm excited to see it find a new life. It doesn't know how lucky it is! Unfortunately, mine is going to wring me dry so I can't chip in towards the initial purchase but maybe a P...
by edie_fox
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Full list of UK spec colours?
Replies: 21
Views: 273

Re: Full list of UK spec colours?

Oooh, just looking at the lavender one. I’ve just realised, the older man who had one in my village (one I drooled over until I got my first in 2005!) must have been this colour. I remember when I got close to it (in the bowling alley car park :lol: ) it had that coloured shimmer; not black. Also, h...
by edie_fox
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 480 for Sale
Replies: 32
Views: 817

Re: 480 for Sale

jifflemon wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:53 am


And give it a look over/basic service
Haha.... For ‘basic service’ see ‘devote 16 weeks of my life to making sure everything is correct and the best it can be’. :lol:
by edie_fox
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Full list of UK spec colours?
Replies: 21
Views: 273

Re: Full list of UK spec colours?

Looking here, there is a list of codes/colours and corresponding models they were used on :D I could write a list of the just 480 ones but I think it's easy enough to scroll through. 311 - Lavender metallic does show as used only on the 480....we should hunt one down! Not a UK car but they are very ...
by edie_fox
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Volvo 480 in York
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: Volvo 480 in York

Brilliant find! Do you happen to know a bit more specifically where in York, given it's just down the road? If they aren't part of this family already, I think the owner needs to be worked on. Haha. Shall we all turn up like when we went to see the TT? Come and join us.... “One of us” ☺️ Looks like...
by edie_fox
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Volvo 2020 selling out fast
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: Volvo 2020 selling out fast

I got mine last night. I bet they're having a nightmare with the 'add car details' bit being missed (it did say don't worry, they'll contact you if you have missed it). I went straight to my phone to do it and there's no obvious option to add the note like there is on the laptop layout I don't think...
by edie_fox
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1990 Turbo Auto
Replies: 72
Views: 3166

Re: 1990 Turbo Auto

Winter really does sap the energy doesn't it. Great looking C30 and what a brilliant plate! :-) Haha, thank you. :) I bought the plate a while ago after planning on it for a number of years! ....saved it in the hope of one day having a 2013 C30 to go with a 480! Goals n'all. :lol: Yes re: winter. S...
by edie_fox
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1990 Turbo Auto
Replies: 72
Views: 3166

Re: 1990 Turbo Auto - Mono White

Thought I'd post an update whilst we're all clock watching waiting for springtime to kick in! Took the 480 out of his carcoon today. Last time he was out was new year (after going in just before Christmas). Originally, I thought it would be better left with the windows cracked so air could circulate...
by edie_fox
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Volvo 2020 second record attempt.....
Replies: 13
Views: 572

Re: Volvo 2020 second record attempt.....

Fox and I booked an Air B&B as close to Bruntingthorpe as possible the day they said it was going ahead last year! :lol: We're walking alpacas nearby on the Saturday (Christmas gift from a friend!) So, It's unlikely we'll be able to slip in any group convoy but will make location/# known once in pla...
by edie_fox
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Meetings
Topic: May 2020 Mobile Mini Meet
Replies: 13
Views: 545

Re: May 2020 Mobile Mini Meet

FInancially, I don't think we can make this one but will show up if things ease off nearer the time. :)
April will see a lot of ££££ go into the 480 which is currently sitting un-drivable....again...until that cash injection. :wall:
by edie_fox
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: No spark - No start - help or scrap
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: No spark - No start - help or scrap

I’ve had similar issues. My fixes were:

Terminal on back of starter.
New plugs, rotor arm and diz cap.

It did also have a new battery but I don’t think that was really necessary.
by edie_fox
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The waterfalls mini meet
Replies: 41
Views: 1080

Re: The waterfalls mini meet

I'd love to join you but mines in limp mode until I can afford to buy (yet more) garage time in April. :cry:

Have fun. :)
by edie_fox
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Low mileage Celebration for sale
Replies: 28
Views: 1112

Re: Low mileage Celebration for sale

Still seeing this advertised....sale must have fallen through perhaps?
....and someone put a deposit on the TT, I see. Wonder if they saw this one....
by edie_fox
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: It's science Jim, but not as we know it....
Replies: 13
Views: 540

Re: It's science Jim, but not as we know it....

Haha. Gold star! Great job. :D
by edie_fox
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: What period aftermarket radio/casette to use?
Replies: 17
Views: 1756

Re: What period aftermarket radio/casette to use?

Just saw this on eBay. Not sure what model you have (or if the seller is anyone on here) Celeb CD player. I'd buy it as it's cheaper than the quote for repair to my radio but I want cassette. :D https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/volvo-480-Celebration-Radio/202869451951?hash=item2f3bf62caf:g:g0cAAOSwhLReEKPg
by edie_fox
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Non Volvo (480) related stuff
Topic: Anyone had experience with these types of garage?
Replies: 16
Views: 2310

Re: Anyone had experience with these types of garage?

So, Christmas came just in time for a few of our 480s who are now nicely nestled in a Carcoon. :D I ordered mine on Nov 18th and it arrived on Tuesday so around a month but looking tonight, it says at least a 46 day wait for that size. Anyway, if you want one, just don't be in a rush! I ordered from...
by edie_fox
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My Old Turbo (L904 FCW)
Replies: 15
Views: 629

Re: My Old Turbo (L904 FCW)

You're very....brave. :)

How do you feel about it? Are you leaning towards 'I loved that car, do it' or....'let's just buy another'.