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by NillerGT
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: 1989 Grey being dismantled
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: 1989 Grey being dismantled

Classic! :bla: I found the crack can be rectified by sticking some heavy duty tape on the inside. If this is insufficient I may explore going about mending it with modelling techniques In fact I have repaired mine (big piece completely broken off) with a piece of Plexiglas and plastic glue. But as ...
by NillerGT
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: 1989 Grey being dismantled
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: 1989 Grey being dismantled

Classic! :bla:
by NillerGT
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: 1989 Grey being dismantled
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: 1989 Grey being dismantled

Hi kenthesweep, I live in Switzerland so it would be a bit complicated (but I am really not in a hurry and have relatives in the UK) - but I could be interested in a right hand side (driver side in the UK) door pocket... if it is not already cracked of course. PS. Thank you! PPS. Against payment of ...
by NillerGT
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Sven the Terrible
Replies: 12
Views: 441

Re: Sven the Terrible

Thank you Sylvia for the nice and entertaining read!
by NillerGT
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Rear left footwell wet
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Re: Rear left footwell wet

Someone here wrote the very good advice to check where the leaks are by sitting in the boot and having a friend hosing the suspicious parts of the car from the outside. Personally, as I do not have easy access to Man With A Hose (urban environment etc. etc.), as an alternative I did a roll wash sitt...
by NillerGT
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My beautiful ugly duckling
Replies: 25
Views: 812

Re: My beautiful ugly duckling

Another nice story on this forum. Thank you 😊
by NillerGT
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Switzerland: 14500 GBP for... well...??
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: Switzerland: 14500 GBP for... well...??

Right, I was not too wrong. Thank you very much for your insights.
by NillerGT
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Switzerland: 14500 GBP for... well...??
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: Switzerland: 14500 GBP for... well...??

Aha... you know everything 🙂
But - regarding the initial one I remain curious. Can a non-Celebration 480 be worth 14500 GBP anywhere? Or does that one have something special?
Many thanks
Jacques.
by NillerGT
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Switzerland: 14500 GBP for... well...??
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: Switzerland: 14500 GBP for... well...??

Dont know about prices in France but there is a strong following for them in NL so more expensive there Interesting that a Celeb has found it's way over there. Any chance of finding out the no of 480 and colour ? Would be useful for the Celebration Register. More expensive in NL? I will have a look...
by NillerGT
Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Switzerland: 14500 GBP for... well...??
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Switzerland: 14500 GBP for... well...??

So, here is what I just saw for sale here in Switzerland: https://www.autoscout24.ch/de/8197551?utm_campaign=as24_share_iphone&utm_medium=social_sharing&utm_source=sms The market here is small and a bit schizophrenic, I’m afraid. Cars like mine (reasonably ok, Swiss MOT, no huge issues) - and there ...
by NillerGT
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Battery dying? Strange symptoms (for a newbie)
Replies: 10
Views: 566

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

So yes, it must indeed have been the battery. The starter never clicks anymore, and as a bonus, it also seems that my dirt-cheap car radio is now much less impacted by electromagnetic noises from the engine. Interesting.
Thanks to all and have a nice Sunday evening.
by NillerGT
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: Best looking smartphone holder / integration solution?
Replies: 14
Views: 900

Re: Best looking smartphone holder / integration solution?

Isn' the Brodit Pro Clip still available for our car? I seem to remember that it goes to the side of the tall air vent. That may be a bit delicate and far away for navigation screen though. I just had a look at the Brodit Proclip for the 480, you are right, it would sit off the driver's dashboard -...
by NillerGT
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: Best looking smartphone holder / integration solution?
Replies: 14
Views: 900

Re: Best looking smartphone holder / integration solution?

Thank you everyone... It looks like I am quite alone in wanting to see my phone's screen! The biggest reason is dynamic navigation. With COVID, I am taking the car to work through the city (daily driver!), and traffic changing means it is useful to have Waze guiding me according to what works. More ...
by NillerGT
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: Best looking smartphone holder / integration solution?
Replies: 14
Views: 900

Best looking smartphone holder / integration solution?

Morning everyone, When I got my 480 in August, it came with one of those suction cup smartphone holders as well as a cigarette lighter adapter. It worked fine for holding my smartphone but was decidedly off-period. Of course an iPhone in a 480 will always be off-period, but I figured I could do bett...
by NillerGT
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: My new life with a youngtimer
Replies: 150
Views: 41740

Re: My new life with a youngtimer

Det lyder hyggeligt 🙂
That sounds nice!
by NillerGT
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: My new life with a youngtimer
Replies: 150
Views: 41740

Re: My new life with a youngtimer

I can find you a mint condition 1992 Turbo auto with 51,000 kms for 10,000: https://www.dijkstra-classic-cars.nl/onze-autos/480-turbo/ I guess the tax on importing a car, even over 25 years old, is tremendous in DK. In NL we have very high taxes on new cars, but the tax collector says deprecation o...
by NillerGT
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Battery dying? Strange symptoms (for a newbie)
Replies: 10
Views: 566

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

So, no need to worry Brinkie, apparently no problem at all with the lower format, and the starter is at least 50% faster. Let’s see if that avoids the blackouts I have been experiencing. While dismounting the old battery I had the impression it was fitted a bit loosely and that perhaps that could ha...
by NillerGT
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: Are all 480 antennas electric?
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Are all 480 antennas electric?

Evening everyone,
I was wondering... my antenna does not move, for whatever reason, but could it be a manual one? I think it is original.
I do not listen to FM radio anyway, but was wondering how correct an immobile antenna would be.
Thank you!
by NillerGT
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Switzerland project car, 50 chf bid, Ricardo.ch
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Re: Switzerland project car, 50 chf bid, Ricardo.ch

It seems to have gone for 65 CHF...
by NillerGT
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Battery dying? Strange symptoms (for a newbie)
Replies: 10
Views: 566

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

Done - I have just ordered the battery you have suggested. It is almost too easy... How nice to get help like this. Thank you Brinkie! Bummer... I thought it was the correct one, but it turns out you need a Varta D24 instead of the D59. However, the price, capacity, cold cranking amps, footprint an...