My new life with a youngtimer

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ChrisDK
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Re: My new life with a youngtimer

Post by ChrisDK » Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:36 pm

Casually browsing the internet I found the white she devil for sale :hopping: :hopping:

Somebody decided to rescue the old banger from the scrap yard and has given it a new MOT
http://www.dba.dk/volvo-480-17-es-1989-km/id-504222531/

I'm glad it got another chance to live on.

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Re: My new life with a youngtimer

Post by Martin Mc » Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:30 pm

At 13,500 DK it looks like cars in Denmark hold their value better than those over here in the UK - that equates to £1400 or so, which would buy a fairly respectable low mileage car here... not that there are many of those left in the UK 480 fold, of course!! :hopping:

Still, it is good to see the marque being loved elsewhere too!

Good spot!

Martin
Volvo 480 - There's NOTHING like it!
Previous 480 pedigree: 1992 ES (1.7 White) 1993 ES (2.0 Red) 1994 S (1.7 White) 1994 ES 2.0 (metallic red) 1995 S (1.7 Black) 1993 ES (2.0 Paris Blue) (0ver to you Keith!) #467/480 Celebration (flame red metallic)
Every decent bloke deserves an extra-marital car (so my wife tells me)(apparently it keeps me out of mischief.... really..)

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Re: My new life with a youngtimer

Post by ChrisDK » Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:56 pm

In my last post many years ago I was happy to see that someone gave the white she devil a new MOT. Some time late (maybe a year or so) I checked the registration office just to discover that the car had been exportet out of the country. It was most likely sold to Germany and used as parts.
The reason for that is the laws in Denmark. When exporting a used car You can claim some on the initial registration tax back (currently 180% when new) in Denmark this was a very expensive car back in the days, so I guess it was the only feasible thing to do.

Ah well :nuts: still miss driving it.

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jamescarruthers
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Re: My new life with a youngtimer

Post by jamescarruthers » Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:35 pm

Are they still affordable now in Denmark or all gone and prices gone crazy?
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2003 Renault Avantime 3.0 V6 (Big Ren)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: My new life with a youngtimer

Post by ChrisDK » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:15 am

The 480 scene has diminished a lot, over the last 2-3 years. I belive the danish 480 club has closed it's activity.

Currently only 19 480's hold a valid registration and MOT (out of 266 cars). There are only two cars for sale at this point at exorbitant prices.

1) low milage and very clean 1989 turbo - 8375£
2)also a 1989 Turbo with many miles - 10.000£

:crazy: :roll:

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Re: My new life with a youngtimer

Post by brinkie » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:31 pm

I can find you a mint condition 1992 Turbo auto with 51,000 kms for 10,000: https://www.dijkstra-classic-cars.nl/on ... 480-turbo/
I guess the tax on importing a car, even over 25 years old, is tremendous in DK. In NL we have very high taxes on new cars, but the tax collector says deprecation of the car is 92% at 9 1/2 years and 100% after 17 1/2 years, so you pay zero tax when importing an old car from within the EU.
Robert.

Present cars: 1994 Volvo 480 GT 2.0i Vase Green, 2010 Volvo V70 2.0F Momentum Mystic Silver
Past: 1981 Talbot-Matra Murena 2.2 Rouge Mephisto, 1995 Volvo 480 GT 2.0i Paris Blue

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Re: My new life with a youngtimer

Post by ChrisDK » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:41 pm

Uhh brinkie. That's is a really nice and clean car you found :D :D

Just for fun. I found the latest import tax evaluation on a Volvo 480 in the public tax system.

The car was evaluated in june this year. A 1992 480 ES (milage ?)
Price new in 1992 39.399 £ or 44.323 euro
Estemated sales price 9.985 £ or 11.200 euro
Import tax 5445 £ or 6130 euro

I'm not sure how it is calculated. But the import tax is a percentage of the estimated sales price. How they estimate the sales price ??

Hovewer it gets totalt cracy if the car is more than 30 years old. Then the import tax is calculated from the original sales price and not the estimated sales price (as far as I understand) I think it is 40 % of the original sales price :nuts: in this case, if the car was from 1985 the import tax would be 15.756 £ or 17.728 euro

In essens if You wan't to import a old (expencive) car to Denmark, You would have to do it before it turned 30 years old = veteran car.

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