Nora, my numberless Celebration

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nigel poustie
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Re: Nora, my numberless Celebration

Post by nigel poustie » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:47 pm

It's a manual
1995 -storm grey Celebration - 108

nigel poustie
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Re: Nora, my numberless Celebration

Post by nigel poustie » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:48 pm

It's a manual.
1995 -storm grey Celebration - 108

nigel poustie
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Re: Nora, my numberless Celebration

Post by nigel poustie » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:57 pm

How come my numbers through a spanner in the works? They all seem to follow unless I'm missing something?
1995 -storm grey Celebration - 108

dcwalker
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Re: Nora, my numberless Celebration

Post by dcwalker » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:13 pm

nigel poustie wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:57 pm
How come my numbers through a spanner in the works? They all seem to follow unless I'm missing something?
Because your 108, on chassis number 592653, comes before my previous Celebration no 73, but she had a later chassis number 592758... :( :D

Do you know when yours was first registered?

Was great meeting you too!

David
Current: 1994 480 GT, 1995 Celebration masquerading as 346/480
Previous: Celebration 269 (sadly abandoned project), Celebration 73, 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

nigel poustie
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Re: Nora, my numberless Celebration

Post by nigel poustie » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:19 pm

Aha, yes.
mine was registered 04/08/95
1995 -storm grey Celebration - 108

dcwalker
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Re: Nora, my numberless Celebration

Post by dcwalker » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:34 pm

nigel poustie wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:19 pm
Aha, yes.
mine was registered 04/08/95
Morwenna was registered 1st August - I wonder if what we are seeing here was a first batch of cars delivered to the UK for the launch of the Celebration - 100 or so - whereby their plaque numbers were issued by date of registration but their chassis numbers are, effectively, all mixed up (perhaps due to colours, bearing in mind 73 was red and 108 is grey?

Then demand settled down (remember that the 1st August plate change date was always a big event) and for later examples they settle far more neatly into a rough parallel between plaque numbers and chassis numbers, probably coming into the country more individually as they were ordered?

Hmm...

And next time you come over we will definitely get some photos!! :lol:

David
Current: 1994 480 GT, 1995 Celebration masquerading as 346/480
Previous: Celebration 269 (sadly abandoned project), Celebration 73, 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

nigel poustie
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Re: Nora, my numberless Celebration

Post by nigel poustie » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:58 am

Sounds feasible.
1995 -storm grey Celebration - 108

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Re: Nora, my numberless Celebration

Post by dcwalker » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:07 pm

Thanks to Sylvia who has launched herself wholeheartedly into the question of Celebration numbers, and Andrew who had a spare plaque from a scrapped car, I have now been able to give Nora a number - 346/480 :D .

OK, the purists among you may shudder, and certainly I'd still like to find out what her actual number was, but I miss the little Celebration plaque on the dashboard: she doesn't seem right without it. And since the original 346 has now gone to the big Volvo garage in the sky, there seems no harm in Nora picking up a spare number...

Well, it keeps me happy, anyway :lol:

David
Current: 1994 480 GT, 1995 Celebration masquerading as 346/480
Previous: Celebration 269 (sadly abandoned project), Celebration 73, 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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Re: Nora, my numberless Celebration

Post by Alan 480 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:51 pm

dcwalker wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:07 pm
Thanks to Sylvia who has launched herself wholeheartedly into the question of Celebration numbers, and Andrew who had a spare plaque from a scrapped car, I have now been able to give Nora a number - 346/480 :D .

David
next you'll be changing the VIN plate to make it tax free? ? ? :wink:
Alan

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Re: Nora, my numberless Celebration

Post by dcwalker » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:39 pm

Alan 480 wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:51 pm
dcwalker wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:07 pm
Thanks to Sylvia who has launched herself wholeheartedly into the question of Celebration numbers, and Andrew who had a spare plaque from a scrapped car, I have now been able to give Nora a number - 346/480 :D .

David
next you'll be changing the VIN plate to make it tax free? ? ? :wink:
Hadn't thought of that! Now...let me see... ;) :lol:
Current: 1994 480 GT, 1995 Celebration masquerading as 346/480
Previous: Celebration 269 (sadly abandoned project), Celebration 73, 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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