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by edie_fox
Mon May 11, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Anyone Looking for a Starter 480? - eBay - Alton, UK.
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Anyone Looking for a Starter 480? - eBay - Alton, UK.

Yeah, well over but they seem very disinterested in it, like they'd like to be rid. Thought if someone was looking for a first project, it might be affordable.
by edie_fox
Mon May 11, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Anyone Looking for a Starter 480? - eBay - Alton, UK.
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Anyone Looking for a Starter 480? - eBay - Alton, UK.

...or rather, currently a non-starter to be quite exact! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VOLVO-480ES-S-R-1-8CC-102BHP-SPARES-OR-REPAIR-BARN-FIND-CLASSIC-41K-MILES/184287026959?hash=item2ae85cdf0f%3Ag%3A9ZsAAOSwTrZeryWo&LH_ItemCondition=10%7C4 Not researched its history but might be a good foot in the 480...
by edie_fox
Fri May 08, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1990 Turbo Auto
Replies: 75
Views: 4062

Re: 1990 Turbo Auto

Well, that was a satin letdown. I think I'll just leave it for now as it's an improvement on just dry lenses but needs to be glossy. My polishing skills are minimal as I tried mechanical on the DRLs and it didn't go well, probably due to incorrect tools (not multi-speed and crap pads off eBay). I di...
by edie_fox
Fri May 08, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1990 Turbo Auto
Replies: 75
Views: 4062

Re: 1990 Turbo Auto

Well, what are bank holidays for if you can't do 480 things? I'm going to see what I can achieve in the light restoration sense today. Starting small with the DRLs. I intended to replace these but....I think they are superglued in place. Whatever clear, glossy glue is holding them in is rock hard an...
by edie_fox
Wed May 06, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet
Replies: 137
Views: 1606

Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

I'm back at work and I'm working this day now. :(

It wouldn't be pretty with it's dash ripped out anyway! Hopefully we'll manage some form of physical meet later in they year perhaps. :)
Have fun.
by edie_fox
Fri May 01, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Famous 480 owners?
Replies: 12
Views: 348

Re: Famous 480 owners?

I've seen someone in the past year or so who said they had one....it's a presenter I think. Well known, in a sort of ....I just can't, for the life of me, think who now. :nuts: ...Phillip Schofield keeps popping to mind. After a quick Google, I found this from Twitter "It's the only thing I know abo...
by edie_fox
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Set of 14" 300 series GLT Alloys
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Set of 14" 300 series GLT Alloys

Just saw these earlier and wondered what they'd look like on a 480. Then a post popped up Instagram with a 480 wearing them. https://www.instagram.com/p/B_UiTuPCCcJ/ Thought I'd share in case anyone was interested. :D https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Volvo-340-360-1-4-1-7-2-0-GLT-Alloy-wheels-x4/283808581...
by edie_fox
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: May 2020 Immobile Mini Meet
Replies: 17
Views: 1124

Re: May 2020 Mobile Mini Meet

Sounds good, Sylvia :)

I'm constantly immobile, in a 480 sense, so that will work well for me! :lol:

Should be fine, date wise. If I do go back to work, we usually only work weekdays now.
by edie_fox
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1990 Turbo Auto
Replies: 75
Views: 4062

Re: 1990 Turbo Auto

Well, how is everyone doing trapped at home? Those with the capabilities must be ploughing through the to-do list! :lol: We got him out today to take some photos for the Reg Transfers mag that I've been promising the guy. Fox does show a lot more interest in driving recently. Always wants to get in ...
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: 380

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: 380

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: 380

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: 1174

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: 492

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: 1174

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: 492

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: 628

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: 324

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: 75
Views: 4062

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: 75
Views: 4062

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...