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by dragonflyjewels
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 480 GT
Replies: 15
Views: 420

Re: 480 GT

I have heard back from my German contact, he has a customer who can no longer drive so her 480GT (automatic) will probably be up for sale. Very good condition with new rear bumper bar. I can put you in touch if interested. My Dutch friend confirms what Brinkie said. Here's his reply: In the Netherla...
by dragonflyjewels
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 480 GT
Replies: 15
Views: 420

Re: 480 GT

I've emailed a 480 owner in Netherlands and another one in Germany, hopefully one of them will be able to help.
by dragonflyjewels
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 480 GT
Replies: 15
Views: 420

Re: 480 GT

You will need a reply from someone in Netherlands or Germany as it varied from country to country. Ours have 480 GT on the V5, which is the document of ownership.
by dragonflyjewels
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 480 GT
Replies: 15
Views: 420

Re: 480 GT

The UK GT has different leather to any other model - it should look like this https://www.dragonflyjewel.co.uk/sylvia/gtint.jpg It should have the Vesa wheels, airbag steering wheel and aircon, and be either Racing Green or Flame Red with a 480GT badge on the rear hatch. If you are looking at one ou...
by dragonflyjewels
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !
Replies: 29
Views: 1182

Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !

Just back from another club's meet on the continent with excellent news. This is the club president's car, with reproduced rear cluster lenses and centre panel. https://www.dragonflyjewel.co.uk/sylvia/clusters.jpg They were made by a man who runs a business making one off prototype lenses for the de...
by dragonflyjewels
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 480 on eBay
Replies: 11
Views: 334

Re: 480 on eBay

Leather interior is not original to the car, its got the carpet that went with a cloth interior. Momo steering wheel is great, we have one on Al's turbo and it's lovely to drive with. I'm not sure white lights were fitted that early, so my view of the car is that someone has upgraded the spec. Hopef...
by dragonflyjewels
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Rear sills disappearing due to rust
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: Rear sills disappearing due to rust

If it's your bro doing the welding, you can get away with front wings from a breaker for the wheel arches, just need a bit of a tweak. With the amount of visible rust I suspect there's a lot more under the paintwork.
by dragonflyjewels
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Rear sills disappearing due to rust
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: Rear sills disappearing due to rust

Skandix still have repair panels for rear wheel arches, inner and outer, as well as the footboard you have a thumping great hole in. You'll just need a mortgage to pay for it all.....
by dragonflyjewels
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Guinness world record attempt......
Replies: 58
Views: 3358

Re: Guinness world record attempt......

We'll be there again. Just booked the Lutterworth Travelodge - it's nearer the circuit and they take cats just in case we have to take Willow again. I wonder if she was the first cat ever chauffered around a race track when she went to Knockhill with us :lol: We've had all the test results now and s...
by dragonflyjewels
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: 26th October Mini Meet Lincolnshire Wolds
Replies: 89
Views: 1869

Re: 26th October Mini Meet Lincolnshire Wolds

I did wonder about contacting the 480 hire company :lol: . Can I bear it in mind and get back to you? It'd be good, but equally MK is quite a long way away to get the car, drive it north, then go all the way back again, given I live just north of York. David What about collecting it Friday night th...
by dragonflyjewels
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Light Conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 631

Re: Light Conversion

You will be at least the second RHD 480 to go to Germany. My previous '87 ES car‎ went there last year. There is a RHD car is France also I believe. There is indeed a RH drive in France - our friend Olivier from the French 480 club came over to Bristol to get it as it has cruise control and aircon ...
by dragonflyjewels
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: 26th October Mini Meet Lincolnshire Wolds
Replies: 89
Views: 1869

Re: October Mini Meet Lincolnshire Wolds

All sorted - Saturday 26th is now booked. There are 6 rooms still available at The Royal Oak aka The Splash, doubles are £75 including breakfast and they want a £20 deposit. Tel 01507 600750 www.royaloaksplash.co.uk. Early booking recommended as there aren't many places to stay in the area.
by dragonflyjewels
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Snazzy's story
Replies: 26
Views: 1835

Re: Snazzy's story

Well, we finally gave up with our usual bodyshop, Snazzy was there for a year and still awaiting a welder good enough to do wheel arches. On the recommendation of our pedantic repairman, we have arranged to have her done at another bodyshop. Significantly more expensive (ulp!) but reassuringly thoro...
by dragonflyjewels
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: 26th October Mini Meet Lincolnshire Wolds
Replies: 89
Views: 1869

26th October Mini Meet Lincolnshire Wolds

:P It will be the same route as 2017 NORTHAMPTON (WOOTTON) NN4 0TG Toby Carvery serving breakfast/teas/coffees 8.30 – 10.00 am AUTOBARN 571 KETTERING ROAD NORTH NN3 6HB inspection of two tone for sale WHITWELL RUTLAND WATER LE15 8BL 1st photo shoot & lunch at White Horse, Empingham LE15 8PS 12.00 – ...
by dragonflyjewels
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Scotland Mobile Mini Meet August 17TH 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1802

Re: Scotland Mobile Mini Meet August 17TH 2019

it's always good to put a face to a name :-) even if they look nothing like their avatar :wink: Presumably that was James, but I don't look like mine either. Al and I went on a scientific expedition to Brazil to look for big cats, and my avatar is an ocelot caught on one of our camera traps. Brilli...
by dragonflyjewels
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Scotland Mobile Mini Meet August 17TH 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1802

Re: Scotland Mobile Mini Meet August 17TH 2019

and here are some dashcam shots of this exiting 2 lap race............ waiting in the pitlane, engines revving ready for the rolling start - https://www.dragonflyjewel.co.uk/sylvia/knockhill19/01.jpg and they're off into the first corner https://www.dragonflyjewel.co.uk/sylvia/knockhill19/02.jpg we'...
by dragonflyjewels
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Scotland Mobile Mini Meet August 17TH 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1802

Re: Scotland Mobile Mini Meet August 17TH 2019

We are leaving this evening, so if anyone needs to contact me please use my mobile. I think everyone coming has the number, if not put a post on here and if I can't get online I'm sure someone will pm it.
Roll on Sarurday ! :hopping: :hopping: :hopping:
by dragonflyjewels
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Non Volvo (480) related stuff
Topic: accident damage
Replies: 0
Views: 156

accident damage

there are some real crackers here: http://www.worldation.com/stories/people-who-preferred-to-apply-creativity-on-their-dented-cars-instead-of-going-to-the-shop/?utm_campaign=Creativity%20Dented%20Cars%20HaBi%20NSHT%20En%20DupItaN%20-%20Desktop%20GBR&utm_source=taboola&utm_medium=msn-uk&utm_term=Time...
by dragonflyjewels
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Scotland Mobile Mini Meet August 17TH 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1802

Re: Scotland Mobile Mini Meet August 17TH 2019

Sylvia - that must present a real dilemma: which 480 will have the honour? It actually wasn't difficult at all - Snazzy STILL has no wheel arches (more of that later) and Eva is on sorn so Al was coming in Sven and I was looking forward to testing Lily out with her new exhaust. Al has a bad habit o...