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by dcwalker
Thu May 13, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: My 22k 480 ES for sale :-(
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: My 22k 480 ES for sale :-(

Really sorry to hear your bad news; for what it's worth let me say that I think you are doing the right thing in making your family's needs your priority. As Ben says, this community will doubtless do all it can to offer you its support. In terms of selling your car, it is always slightly difficult ...
by dcwalker
Mon May 10, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 480 ES For Sale in Essex
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: 480 ES For Sale in Essex

Sorry to hear you're leaving with respect to the 480, but I understand your reasoning. Also very pleased to see you aim to stick around with your 440 - suddenly being a 440 owner as well as a 480 owner on here doesn't feel so lonely! :lol: Based on everything you've told us so far I think that's a v...
by dcwalker
Sat May 08, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: [S] Volvo 480 Book
Replies: 19
Views: 618

Re: [S] Volvo 480 Book

It's called bedtime stories in this house..... https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3c2U5xILwP2yt8U8Ybr_aYTLtg0Gtrb1e6goRzzGYCTocF-MHsPtwBkTM04POHCHB-0_7X5wCSYfj3E1qBtKuOoLMC2FZTli_rDg77RrfaMFYDD_D4Y6Ae3FK4m1GItfBLliuRSYW7lOxhhjFIVZa9fRw=w1003-h1337-no?authuser=0 And as a connoisseur Alvin wil...
by dcwalker
Fri May 07, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Pool Car R3
Replies: 54
Views: 2309

Re: Pool Car R3

Norm57 wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 6:39 pm
I am torn between taking on R3 or awaiting news about the Isle of Man trio
Go for it Norm! Bird in the hand, and all that...

Honestly, you'd be a great new custodian for a rescue car, and I'd of course be happy helping you out if/as needed... ;)

David
by dcwalker
Fri May 07, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blinky 51/480
Replies: 437
Views: 65309

Re: Blinky 51/480

Sorry to see you leaving 480-dom, Colin :( but best of luck with future car ventures!

I have PM'd you...

All the best

David
by dcwalker
Mon May 03, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Pierre Cardin 480ES Fountain Pen
Replies: 10
Views: 219

Re: Pierre Cardin 480ES Fountain Pen

Hey, I like that!!

Remember that, in a nutshell, Volvo were aiming the 480 at Yuppies - so the Pierre Cardin pen would have completely looked the part :lol:

David
by dcwalker
Sun May 02, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is this Petrol Blue?
Replies: 13
Views: 160

Re: Is this Petrol Blue?

I'm with Edie on this - the car in the picture in your first post, Ben, has 1991 onwards door mirrors.

Given the black bumpers I'd say it is a Paris Blue 480S.

David
by dcwalker
Sun May 02, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Type of bolts/screws
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: Type of bolts/screws

Good luck Norman.

I'm not saying I think James is wrong, btw - I do think this is one of those things that changed between earlier and later models...

David
by dcwalker
Sun May 02, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: 480 dash
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: 480 dash

I would imagine that as you inserted the new fuse you hesitated slightly but close enough for the current to jump - hence the spark. We all do it, don't get me wrong, but it just confirms why strictly you should disconnect the battery before playing with anything electrical, even fuses! What year is...
by dcwalker
Sat May 01, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Type of bolts/screws
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: Type of bolts/screws

They are 10mm bolts Norm; you can get in with a small ratchet...

David
by dcwalker
Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 1994 480 S on eBay
Replies: 46
Views: 4578

Re: 1994 480 S on eBay

I’m really sorry to say this but a year or two ago you would be hard pressed to sell a good 480 for £800 some times. You have unfortunately entered our world when prices have been inflated artificially by shark car dealers. Again I’m sorry, but my opinion is that it is basically worth a few hundred...
by dcwalker
Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Festival of the unexceptional 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 464

Re: Festival of the unexceptional 2021

No way is a 480 unexceptional! But a 440 might be... ;)

BTW, I learned to drive on a Nova Merit!! Actually, no, on reflection it was a Nova Club!

David
by dcwalker
Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: "Volvo 480 Bows Out With Dignity", Autocar magazine 19th July 1995
Replies: 17
Views: 415

Re: "Volvo 480 Bows Out With Dignity", Autocar magazine 19th July 1995

Perhaps that's where it ended up when the handbrake failed... ;) Hammersmith Bridge (I think) in that one; Tower Bridge in the other one shown on this thread (which is in one of the brochures as well). So yes, there was a thing about London bridges it seems. Did anyone else notice the top of HMY Bri...
by dcwalker
Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: "Volvo 480 Bows Out With Dignity", Autocar magazine 19th July 1995
Replies: 17
Views: 415

Re: "Volvo 480 Bows Out With Dignity", Autocar magazine 19th July 1995

I'd largely agree with you, Jay.

I do think it's important to remember thought that what Volvo had I mind all along was a sports tourer - what used to be categorised as a "GT" - the 480 was never intended as an out and out sports car.

Just like the P1800 before it.

David
by dcwalker
Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: "Volvo 480 Bows Out With Dignity", Autocar magazine 19th July 1995
Replies: 17
Views: 415

Re: "Volvo 480 Bows Out With Dignity", Autocar magazine 19th July 1995

I remember that article when it came out and I still have a paper copy! On the one hand it was quite complimentary, but on the other hand the journalist hadn't done his homework or driven the car. No, there weren't 6 colours for the Celebration, just 3 (burgundy red metallic, storm grey metallic, an...
by dcwalker
Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: GT in Bolton
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Re: GT in Bolton

Hmmm...saveable but those rear arches look pretty well gone. It's a GT so by definition that makes it rare (although between us we do seem to have quite a few of them still :lol:). I think a lot would depend on how good the interior still is, because sourcing a replacement GT interior would be hard ...
by dcwalker
Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Wanted: interior light
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Wanted: interior light

jamescarruthers wrote:
Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:17 am
Thanks all for looking. New member “scallz” has sent me one.
Glad you're sorted James; sorry I couldn't help (at least, not in time ;) ) this time around.

All the best

David
by dcwalker
Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Possible sale of Celebration 467
Replies: 41
Views: 3645

Re: Possible sale of Celebration 467

Excellent news Martin!

I can't let go of a 480 that easily, so there is now a very happy ex-owner this side of the Pennines too :lol:

Still looks great, as well!

David
by dcwalker
Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Volvo 480 ES - M_AAF
Replies: 48
Views: 1073

Re: Volvo 480 ES - M_AAF

Definitely need more details and pictures please :D

And about the 440 (or is it a 460?) lurking in the background too!

David
by dcwalker
Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Possible sale of Celebration 467
Replies: 41
Views: 3645

Re: Possible sale of Celebration 467

Martin Have a close look at the passenger side nozzle...I think it was on Nilani that I broke a nozzle and was able to use a very small screw to re-fix the upright part to the base. There is quite a bit of thick plastic to play with and you may be able to do the same - just depends exactly where the...