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by dragonflyjewels
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Volvo Enthusiasts Club
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Volvo Enthusiasts Club

We belong to the VEC, some of them are anti 480s, most others are not and the president's daily runner is a 480 Celebration. He also owns the actual 1800 used to film The Saint, so he's highly respected (Kevin Price). There is a breakaway group who have set up a rival club and given it the same name...
by dragonflyjewels
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 71
Views: 3444

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

That looks a cracking good job on the splitter - well done :D
by dragonflyjewels
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Shame! Shame! Shame!
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: Shame! Shame! Shame!

I have a feeling that between the 'break it for the engine' Renault boys and the tbtbs (Thrash, bash and trash boys) the turbo is going to end up the rarest of the 480s.
Maybe we should all follow jiff's shining example and have 3 turbos apiece ! :lol:
by dragonflyjewels
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Shame! Shame! Shame!
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: Shame! Shame! Shame!

why o why did it have to be a rare colour turbo :badmood:
by dragonflyjewels
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Get a load of this! period dealership photos 1988
Replies: 15
Views: 227

Re: Get a load of this! period dealership photos 1988

Wonder if it came from the same Mayfair dealer as the rejected pool car ;)
by dragonflyjewels
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Favourite 480 memories
Replies: 10
Views: 215

Re: Favourite 480 memories

I've always been interested in cars - my first husband and a group of friends built a racing mini to compete in formula 7 in the 60's. No Sunday opening then, so carparks were deserted and used to hone driving skills and practise handbrake turns, especially when it snowed. I hung out in the garage w...
by dragonflyjewels
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 480 for Sale
Replies: 32
Views: 861

Re: 480 for Sale

Just back from viewing this and project pool car won't be happening yet ! Apart from in scrapyards, the only 480 I've seen worse than this one is our breaker, Junk. Really sad because the paperwork backs up the low mileage. The first owner lived in Mayfair (central London - very few properties aroun...
by dragonflyjewels
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 480 for Sale
Replies: 32
Views: 861

Re: 480 for Sale

Spoken to the owner. He bought the car in 2012 or 13 and had it in storage since. but now has to move out of his storage unit. Car passed an mot last year with little work but he just put it back into store as he works in the far east. He hasn't had it registered in his name which might be a problem...
by dragonflyjewels
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Full list of UK spec colours?
Replies: 21
Views: 289

Re: Full list of UK spec colours?

Does anyone know if there are any peacock green cars? I can only find pictures of vase green. Having a two-tone in peacock green (314) and silver (306) I'd be intrigued to see what the green would be like on a whole car. Peacock Green was the name in the UK, Vase Green on the continent, it's the sa...
by dragonflyjewels
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 480 for Sale
Replies: 32
Views: 861

Re: 480 for Sale

It is really sad.... it must go for £500 surely....? I hate to be a vulture, but if it is scrapped, can you let me know where.... I need a carpet... no interior pics but looks presentable already. Breakers yards have a habit of leaving doors & windows open or off entirely. I have seen two cars now ...
by dragonflyjewels
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 480 for Sale
Replies: 32
Views: 861

Re: 480 for Sale

Now have contact details so I'll find out where it is and go have a look see.
by dragonflyjewels
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 480 for Sale
Replies: 32
Views: 861

Re: 480 for Sale

Well, we are near Norwich as well so very happy to go and give it a look over. Why don't we all club together, buy the car and donate it to one of our number who is currently off road? That way the car remains on the road and not a casualty of the great garage in the sky, and someone deserving gets ...
by dragonflyjewels
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: May 2020 Mobile Mini Meet
Replies: 13
Views: 666

Re: May 2020 Mobile Mini Meet

There's the French club meet in September, maybe that one will still go ahead.
by dragonflyjewels
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Meetings
Topic: May 2020 Mobile Mini Meet
Replies: 13
Views: 666

Re: May 2020 Mobile Mini Meet

Sorry to say it is looking like the meet will have to be postponed :cryhard: :cryhard: Al and I are both in the dreaded 'old' bracket so we are expecting to be told to stay home for four months. Good job we have plenty of unfinished projects to get on with. We'll just have to wait and see what happe...
by dragonflyjewels
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Full list of UK spec colours?
Replies: 21
Views: 289

Re: Full list of UK spec colours?

Well of course, nothing is straight-forward on 480s..... The easy bit: year......UK colour.......code.....Dutch colour......code.........(all these colours are mettalic) 1987.....Ocean Blue.......?.........Petrol Blue.......219..........no colour codes quoted in the 80's brochures 1990.....Arctic Bl...
by dragonflyjewels
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Full list of UK spec colours?
Replies: 21
Views: 289

Re: Full list of UK spec colours?

I currently have dcwalker's archive of UK sales leaflets so I'll go through and compare them to the club list.
Interesting question !!
by dragonflyjewels
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Snazzy's story
Replies: 29
Views: 2282

Re: Snazzy's story

Here we are home from Spain, and very pleased to find it quite mild in East Anglia so it hasn't been too much of a shock. Lily went in for her mot this morning (passed first time) so while we were over in Attleborough we popped round to the body shop to see progress on Snazzy. Needless to say he's s...
by dragonflyjewels
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Volvo 2020 selling out fast
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Volvo 2020 selling out fast

Saw zapcity's post and booked passes straight away. Did mine and Al's separately within minutes of one another and the receipt nos. are 12 different, so these aren't going to be available for long. Get your skates on if you want to join in !!
by dragonflyjewels
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Volvo 2020 second record attempt.....
Replies: 13
Views: 582

Re: Volvo 2020 second record attempt.....

We'll be there as well. Like Edie, we booked accomodation for the night before as soon as we got the date, ours is at the Lutterworth Travelodge. If anyone wants to meet up at the Travelodge to do a mini-convoy that'd be great. Last year, the Travelodge was full but there was quite a lot of space in...