Glimpses of 480s on old British TV shows ...

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Glimpses of 480s on old British TV shows ...

Post by volcar16 » Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:46 pm

I'm beginning to see 480s everywhere...

"On The Up", a BBC comedy that ran from 1990 to 1992 and starred Dennis Waterman, Sam Kelly ('Allo 'Allo) and Joan Sims (Carry On films). A light metallic coloured 480 is in the background of a scene in Series 3, Episode 4 (from the 19th October 1992 so IMDB tells me.) No sight of registration, this is the only shot of it below.

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"Last Of The Summer Wine", Series 12, an episode 4 called "Walking Stiff Can Make You Famous" from 23rd September 1990. The rear end of a light metallic blue 480 can be seen briefly and only in this scene below, no sight of registration again.

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And of course the most known about sighting, "Minder" Season 8, starting September 1991. A 480 is in the background of the opening titles with Arthur Daley and his nephew Ray. No registration visible as usual but the DRLs have gone that familiar discoloured, sludgy colour so perhaps 2 or 3 years old by then.

Perhaps someone on here may own one of these cars today :hopping: ...

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Re: Glimpses of 480s on old British TV shows ...

Post by MisterH » Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:15 pm

I am a stickler for 184 Silver Grey Metallic, as in the first one. It is lovely to see them in their original time period!

I did see one in the Cornetto film The World's End as a very strenuous, but distinctive background shot.

I wonder if I will ever find a period photo of mine?
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Re: Glimpses of 480s on old British TV shows ...

Post by volcar16 » Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:28 pm

Yes the 480 definitely cut a dash in it's heyday. I remember seeing one in Bad Ems in Germany on holiday as a teen in 1988, first time I'd seen a Turbo with colour coded bumpers, (light metallic green/blue car, not familiar with the colour codes) front spoiler and of course TURBO in what seemed like big letters on the back, it looked the sleekest, tastiest car there amongst the upright and angular cars around it.

Seeing one in The World's End was a keen spot, not sure I'd have realised that was one but definitely looks like it.

There's photos of everything somewhere and even a few NOS genuine parts...
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Re: Glimpses of 480s on old British TV shows ...

Post by Edmundpwb2 » Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:43 pm

Still not got to grips with the pictures on the forum. But I think I have noticed a red 480 in the episode Back to school Mr Bean around 2:50 In.
My family think I am quite sad for spotting this. :lol:

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Post by MisterH » Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:06 pm

Edmundpwb2 wrote:
Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:43 pm
Still not got to grips with the pictures on the forum. But I think I have noticed a red 480 in the episode Back to school Mr Bean around 2:50 In.
My family think I am quite sad for spotting this. :lol:
https://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_605545-Ci ... -1985.html

It's this one I think. Such lovely traffic wildlife in that series

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Post by Edmundpwb2 » Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:19 pm

Cheers Mister H. Yup that's the exact one! :)

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Re: Glimpses of 480s on old British TV shows ...

Post by arthuy » Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:53 pm

arthuy wrote:
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:50 pm
Spotted a white 480 on no offense , channel 4. Series 2 episode 5 about 21minutes in.

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Hard to do a screen grab so couldnt see the registration.
I posted this a few years back with the photobucket link, updated it now.

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Post by Edmundpwb2 » Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:14 am

:lol: good spot!
arthuy wrote:
Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:53 pm
arthuy wrote:
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:50 pm
Spotted a white 480 on no offense , channel 4. Series 2 episode 5 about 21minutes in.

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Hard to do a screen grab so couldnt see the registration.
I posted this a few years back with the photobucket link, updated it now.

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Re: Glimpses of 480s on old British TV shows ...

Post by jifflemon » Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:02 am

Wonder if that's the recent "movie star" car? :rofl:

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Re: Glimpses of 480s on old British TV shows ...

Post by dcwalker » Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:03 pm

The grille/fog light surround has been painted white - it may have been done to more than one car, but otherwise it makes it distinctive and it has turned up elsewhere...just trying to remember where!!

Found it - here: https://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/re ... ews-480-es

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Post by scouselad0 » Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:27 pm

Brookside - Tv program set in Liverpool in the 80’s/90’s and one of the residents of Brookside Close (Max Farnham) had this 480 turbo complete with tow bar.
I worked in the local Volvo dealer at the time (apprentice) and remember working on the car as it came in quite regularly.
Seems that it is still on the road :)

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Re: Glimpses of 480s on old British TV shows ...

Post by jifflemon » Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:52 pm

Yup, its our very own Ade's car.

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Post by dragonflyjewels » Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:35 pm

Yup, its our very own Ade's car.
and very lucky it's still alive ! Ade bought it as a rolling shell that had lost its engine to a Renault. Not sure what engine he ended up putting in it - there are old threads on here about it from when he was toying with several ideas. He hasnt posted for some time but he does pop up on our meets sometimes still driving it.
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Post by jifflemon » Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:20 pm

It’s back to being a turbo :D

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Post by dragonflyjewels » Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:02 pm

Knowing Ade, it was always going to be a turbo, but wasn't he thinking of trying to squeeze a Saab turbo in ?
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Re: Glimpses of 480s on old British TV shows ...

Post by brinkie » Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:06 pm

Ignore the Bork!Bork!Bork! and watch from 1:32 in this video:
https://youtu.be/6KHd_ilAawE
It's a satirical TV show from the 1990s (Van Kooten & De Bie) and it would take a long time for non-Dutch to explain what is going on. I'll suffice by telling that Van Kooten drives Volvo and De Bie drives Citroën.
There are not one but two 480's to be seen in this video, but only one could be identified. The one seen driving has licence plate JT-JL-30 and is a 1995 480 ES automatic.

And that car is currently for sale.
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Re: Glimpses of 480s on old British TV shows ...

Post by volcar16 » Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:54 pm

Volvo 480 Turbo in a 1989 episode of the BBC sailing drama "Howard's Way', even lead actor Maurice Colbourne drove a 480ES at the time ...

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1995 Volvo 480 Celebration 244/480 (owned 20 years)
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Re: Glimpses of 480s on old British TV shows ...

Post by MisterH » Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:47 pm

volcar16 wrote:
Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:54 pm
Volvo 480 Turbo in a 1989 episode of the BBC sailing drama "Howard's Way', even lead actor Maurice Colbourne drove a 480ES at the time ...

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480s are great, but the Isuzu Piazza in this show is just lustful...
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Re: Glimpses of 480s on old British TV shows ...

Post by volcar16 » Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:16 pm

And just as rare , probably more so!
1995 Volvo 480 Celebration 244/480 (owned 20 years)
2002 Volvo C70 T5 Coupe (owned 16 years, featured in "Classic & Sportscar" magazine, May 2021)
2009 Mercedes A160 (the sacrificial car used for work protecting the Volvos :D )

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Post by Martin63 » Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:36 pm

volcar16 wrote:
Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:54 pm
Volvo 480 Turbo in a 1989 episode of the BBC sailing drama "Howard's Way', even lead actor Maurice Colbourne drove a 480ES at the time ...

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"Howard's Way" was filmed literally down the road from me, in The Solent area.

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