Highest Mileage Car Currently on UK Roads?

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Highest Mileage Car Currently on UK Roads?

Post by Martin Mc » Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:56 pm

Hello folks,

Sorry I missed out on the fun last weekend in Lincolnshire - I had a folorn hope to come along in a new acquisition which I was close to buying from eBay, but it mysteriously disappeared just at the point I was about to press the Buy it Now button :(

Anyway, I am now thinking of taking a punt on a car that has also been on FleBay for a good while, which is a Celebration like the one David recently brought back to life in time for the meet - you'll probably know the car I mean. It looks like it has done 200K miles plus, although with full service history and what appears to be a sound overall condition.

It got me to thinking, what is the highest mileage 480 that is currently alive and well on UK roads? I'm sure that there must be many that are well into their 100K mile plus mark, but since I'm thinking of going to the 200K plus club, I wondered if anyone else was approaching that (or even in advance of it)??

All the best to you all!

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Re: Highest Mileage Car Currently on UK Roads?

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:49 pm

Hi Martin,
My 2 litre ES has done nearly 230K - of which I have driven 150K since buying in 2001. It was my everyday commute until retirement in 2008.
It's been looked after by our pernickity garage man since 2004 - currently off the road pending major bodywork. Engine still going strong, had a de-coke in 2011. Member of the Volvo High Mileage club

Joep in the Netherlands has a 500k+ kilometer car (something over 300k miles). Just found him on the register at 337k, and that's the highest for a 480 in the club. Then there is brinkie at no 4, at 207K. Mine is the highest UK one - 201806 when I joined. Of course, there may be a higher one that isn't a member.

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Re: Highest Mileage Car Currently on UK Roads?

Post by Jaster » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:24 pm

Not my car, but the latest 480 at Lake's had 196,681 on the clock, and looked like it was doing well until it unfortunately hit something.

That Celeb has been up for sale for a while, perhaps the high mileage has been putting people off? The rear clusters look fairly bad but hopefully that won't be a problem for much longer thanks to our friends on the continent. Hopefully it will be alright when you see it in person!
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