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by Martin Mc
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Low Mileage (??) Shed on eBay
Replies: 12
Views: 262

Re: Low Mileage (??) Shed on eBay

It went for £287 in the end, so most likely another parts car. Sad, but I guess we all go that way at some point.. What a bleak thought for a Monday afternoon! Still, it could turn up on fleaBay soon as a 'barn find once in a lifetime low mileage only minus 30 of these on UK roads' example sometime ...
by Martin Mc
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: what's your favourite in car music?
Replies: 28
Views: 5815

Re: what's your favourite in car music?

Anything by Depeche Mode on full volume is a good pick me up for me when in the car. Also Tears for Fears (Everybody wants to rule the world especially) and although technically not 80s, Fat Boy Slim (We've come a long way, Baby) always floats my 480 boat. The best music though, is the rorty sound o...
by Martin Mc
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Low Mileage (??) Shed on eBay
Replies: 12
Views: 262

Low Mileage (??) Shed on eBay

Hello folks, I see there is a new arrival on eBay at the moment, in the shape of a 'low mileage' S with full leather, flat tyres and spiders https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Volvo-480ES-480S-spares-or-repair26-600-miles-showing-Manual-gearbox/293772928063?hash=item44663b243f:g:rlcAAOSwZo5ff01W Now, it say...
by Martin Mc
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: New member, looking for a 480
Replies: 29
Views: 683

Re: New member, looking for a 480

Hello Howard & welcome to the Forum! It is hard to put your finger on precisely what makes the Volvo 480 such an endearing car, as there are so many little quirks and features that draw you in - and once hooked you will stay hooked! I should know, as I've had 6 since 2004 (well technically 5, as I'm...
by Martin Mc
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Passenger side door pocket, rear speaker housings, load cover and ‘Venetian blind’
Replies: 18
Views: 378

Re: Passenger side door pocket, rear speaker housings, load cover and ‘Venetian blind’

I had a Venetian blind and cassette holder in my first 480, a lovely low mileage ES 1992 which I think died in 2011 :( Never quite got the hang of the blind and ended up selling it on eBay. Funky though, now I come to think about it.
by Martin Mc
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: They're like busses...
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: They're like busses...

I'm always a bit suspicious of "selling for a friend" - as Van says, if Rob wants to sell his car what's stopping him doing it himself? Dodgy seller history? Doesn't really exist? At first glance this looks quite good but a couple of things from the photos - Rear arches look to be original and are ...
by Martin Mc
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Non-480 Volvo problemcars
Topic: I have strayed (well, technically only very slightly...)
Replies: 16
Views: 1097

Re: I have strayed (well, technically only very slightly...)

Hello David, Sorry to hear your V50 turned out to be a dud - it is always a kick in the teeth when an apparently bona-fide thing turns rotten, so I am very pleased to hear you managed to get a full refund. There is the time and effort you expended in acquiring the car to take into account, I suppose...
by Martin Mc
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: They're like busses...
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: They're like busses...

Hello Norm,

Was just about to post that it is close to home for me - happy to check it out for any prospective purchasers - just PM me and I'll sort out a time to go and have a look.

All the best!

Martin
by Martin Mc
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: A Sorry Looking Celebration (Given a Lifeline!)
Replies: 55
Views: 1568

Re: A Sorry Looking Celebration

Last MOT apparently in 2011 - but possibly a low mileage example worth saving ;) Date tested 17 August 2011 Pass Mileage 40,265 miles MOT test number 9068 3902 1233 Test location View test location Expiry date 29 August 2012 Date tested 17 August 2011 Fail Mileage 40,265 miles MOT test number 7294 6...
by Martin Mc
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Anglia car auctions
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Re: Anglia car auctions

GT looks lovely.

The Saab 900 SE Turbo with only 10K on the clock looks fab too - another real 'gentlemans' (and gentlewoman's) carriage :)
by Martin Mc
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blinky 51/480
Replies: 428
Views: 45230

Re: Blinky 51/480

Cracking photos ;) That would make a great rally location, from the looks of things. Just have to avoid all the motorhomers in convoy and parking up unexpectedly for a wee spot o wild camping (with all mod cons ye ken). Serious about a Scottish meet-up though, if that could be organised for us north...
by Martin Mc
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A pool 480?
Replies: 43
Views: 1152

Re: A pool 480?

So if this car got time with every expert, we may end up with an exemplary example of the model, with every aspect tended to by an expert and therefore being as close as it can be to perfection :eek: ... Hmm, possibly, but I think there are already a few of those documented on this forum in recent ...
by Martin Mc
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A pool 480?
Replies: 43
Views: 1152

Re: A pool 480?

Perhaps the car could circulate (not sure how) to members specialising in particular aspects of 480 maintenance / restoration. For example, I'm sure there will be someone who is a dab hand at repolishing rear lenses, someone else who is a brakes guru, others who have skills in trim repair, someone e...
by Martin Mc
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A pool 480?
Replies: 43
Views: 1152

Re: A pool 480?

Ok, I've chipped in - I think this initiative answers another question recently posed about the forum - being a clear indication that we are a club (i.e. common goals, collaborating and working together). It is a great idea, and one which can only have positive impact on the remaining stock of 480s ...
by Martin Mc
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A pool 480?
Replies: 43
Views: 1152

Re: A pool 480?

Count me in as a participant in the PayPal group fund to save this car. I think this will be a way forward for a good few cars that come to market in the next couple of years, and if it means we preserve the marque a little longer, then that can only be a good thing.

Martin
by Martin Mc
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: '94 S in "popular" green met
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: '94 S in "popular" green met

I think the documentary history with the car will be the strongest indicator of the car's provenance and viability, given the slightly odd historical record on the MOT. From the description in the eBay listing that sounds like it shouldn't be a problem. I've never come across a 2 litre 'S' - perhaps...
by Martin Mc
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: '94 S in "popular" green met
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: '94 S in "popular" green met

It looks like a reasonably straight car to me - I've had 2 'S' versions of the wedgie, and both had steel wheels / wheel covers, so I think the wheels are accurately described. I like the colour and the interior looks in fair condition - I do like the half leather trim to be fair. Rear lenses look o...
by Martin Mc
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 480 Limited Evolution
Replies: 36
Views: 3427

Re: 480 Limited Evolution

Image

'S gonna be awsome!
by Martin Mc
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Unexpectedly Available! Looking for a Good Home
Replies: 27
Views: 1683

Re: Unexpectedly Available! Looking for a Good Home

Don't people read anymore? I updated the Gumtree ad for the Paris Blue wedgie straight after she departed for pastures new with Keith - I even put the word SOLD prominently thoughout the description and added a price-tag of £6,000,000 (yes - £6 Million!) - but I've still had three enquiries asking "...
by Martin Mc
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: here's another one
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: here's another one

It had a new speedo in 2006-7, and a few mot fails thereafter. Mileage went down from 69000 in 2006 to 360 in 2007. By 2015 it had climbed steadily if somewhat slowly to 33000 at which point it jumped mysteriously to 119000, from where it has edged to the 121k shown on the last mot, which expires in...