Could this be a genuine 480 turbo from 1986?

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Could this be a genuine 480 turbo from 1986?

Post by 480s partner » Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:30 am

Believe it or not!

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Could anyone accurately translate what says in the ad?

I wonder if that engine is a B18E with turbo bits bolted on or simply... the real thing?

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Post by Jopo » Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:37 am

the text basically says that this car was used for testing purposes and for "tinkering" - its possible that this car was used as a platform to test the turbo version - soon to be produced.

a mate of mine has a similar car .... lotus elise, which was registered before the official release of the car - it was used for testing and as a demonstation car for press ect. he finds it hard to get it insured - being a car that is not supposed to exist doesnt help ;)

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Post by V480TI » Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:20 pm

This is one of several 480's Volvo gave away (free) to technical schools in The Netherlands.
For these cars you will not get a license plate and they cannot be insured.
(That's what the add says, and it is true.)

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Post by Darkstar32 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:49 pm

\roughly traslated

This is a 1986 car used for testing purposes (may not be marking up more). Autoplaying ± 10.000km has stalled, then it is used by MTS to tinkering. All parts are in new condition. Most parts are still present, only the bumpers and lights are removed. Achterspatbord It is also the co-driver side of the car cut. Mail if you are interested in the parts or the complete car. Left alone for the complete end of life, and no nonsense low bids (bids under the 500 euro will not be taken seriously). Sincerely, Wiljen Veldhuis

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Post by VolvoMafia » Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:48 am

as told before, there were several 480's given to schools in Holland. When I left ROC Utrecht in 1999 there was a cut open 480 there. Don't know were it is now.

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Post by JohnTurbo » Sat Aug 01, 2009 3:37 pm

I'd imagine you could register that in the uk...but i don't know for sure.
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Post by Van » Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:04 pm

I've seen ads like this before, could be the same car.

It's a pre-production car that can not be licensed and has done app. 10,000km's, then was donated to an educational institute for medium car engineering for students to learn how to disassemble and assemble parts.

The ad says all parts are 'like new' and bumpers and lights have been removed. Also passenger side rear wing was cut out.

Parts of this car may be sub-production standard. Parts may be worn from frequently disassembling and assembling. Parts may be worn from errors made while doing this. Parts may be assembled wrong.

Don't waste your time and money on this car.
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turbo and 86??

Post by dutmanjf » Sun Aug 02, 2009 7:49 pm

I doubt it, the turbo's are introduced in 1988

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Post by bigdickbuster » Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:46 am

Wiljen Veldhuis = Williewammes :)
1986 480 ES, model year '87, 217 Red - Reliable mate
ex 1990 480 TURBO, model year '90, 231 Red Image This car was a mistake :D

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