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by Martin Mc
Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:53 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: White Auto on C&C auctions
Replies: 9
Views: 170

Re: White Auto on C&C auctions

I thought it looked a bit damp, with the instrument binnacle all steamed up - then I saw the photo with the paddling pool installed in the footwell :lol: What a shame! Excellent range of good clear photos on the C&C website - they haven't shirked the challenge there, to be fair. I do hope it goes to...
by Martin Mc
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: R4 - our first turbo rescue !
Replies: 30
Views: 1104

Re: R4 - our first turbo rescue !

Look at those arches! :D Jealous green-eyed monster alert in Lancashire!# What a fabulous find. My first 480 was a white ES, 1991, with white bumpers and low miles. I've always loved the colour (or lack of it I guess). Not sure I could cope with a turbo these days mind - most motoring I've had for a...
by Martin Mc
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Replacing cracked windscreen
Replies: 17
Views: 806

Re: Replacing cracked windscreen

Murf wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:11 pm
I had a local fitter replace mine, was £220 Inc vat.

Not worth the hassle of a 2nd hand one 😁
Yes, that was around what I paid, both times I think. It wouldn't have got done if it had been much north of that, and I'd have baulked at £400 ;)
by Martin Mc
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Replacing cracked windscreen
Replies: 17
Views: 806

Re: Replacing cracked windscreen

Done this a couple of times in recent years - it is worth checking out specialist local suppliers, who are more often than not willing to order one in and fit it carefully than the national chains.

From memory it was around a couple of hundred pounds, but well spent!

Good luck!

Martin
by Martin Mc
Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 8
Views: 375

Re: Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all wedgie enthusiasts across the country, and to our neighbours 'abroad' in Europe :D Here's to a better year of motoring in style, problems solved not encountered, and the open road ahead for all lucky enough to be following pop-up headlights! All the best to you all! Martin Mc
by Martin Mc
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Pud the Celebration - previously known as R2...
Replies: 39
Views: 1441

Re: Pud the Celebration - previously known as R2...

She's looking great David! You really are the master of re-finishing daily driving wedgies! I've laid up Nilani in the Father in Law's garage for the winter, under cover and dry, with battery disconnected. Now I just have to let the cat in there from time to time to sort out any rogue rodentry :) We...
by Martin Mc
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Battery dying? Strange symptoms (for a newbie)
Replies: 10
Views: 696

Re: Battery dying? Strange symptoms (for a newbie)

It is worth checking the earth strap underneath the battery tray too, as this sometimes furs up and can cause batteries to discharge faster than normal (in my experience. :kill:
by Martin Mc
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Another Billy Big Balls
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Another Billy Big Balls

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VOLVO-480-ES-CAR-FOR-SALE-1994/124426437543?hash=item1cf864c3a7:g:s64AAOSweNBfpF1m Just saw this - price is a bit saucy, based on other examples that have sold in recent times, but maybe there is beginning to be a market for the wonderwedge? We shall see if it flies off th...
by Martin Mc
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Finally one at top-dollar that is worth it!
Replies: 12
Views: 515

Re: Finally one at top-dollar that is worth it!

It's not that far from us, so if anyone is interested we'll happily go and have a look. Oh I think we are all interested , Sylvia! However, whether any of us are actually in the market...? There was that chap recently looking for a good example. Will have to look through recent threads.. It does lo...
by Martin Mc
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Low Mileage (??) Shed on eBay
Replies: 12
Views: 623

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: 7042

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: 623

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: 1487

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: 896

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: 604

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: 3250

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: 604

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 as R2!)
Replies: 79
Views: 4091

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: 732

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: 57588

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...