Rescue Car: R1

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dragonflyjewels
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Re: Rescue Car: R1

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sat Oct 09, 2021 7:46 am

I've been talking to an enthusiast in Eire (David L) who is looking for his next 480. Due to hefty import taxes on cars less than 30 years old, he wants a pre 1991 model. Up for consideration was R1 or possibly R5 (the black turbo) which is Jan 91. Condition decided R1 was the best option for him if he went for a rescue car. We've looked at others that have come onto the market but there hasn't been anything that would come close to R1 so he has been patiently waiting.
Now Jeff has finally managed to get a week's holiday booked, the plan is for him to blitz R1.
Naturally David had concerns about a 5 hour drive back to the Welsh ferry port in a car that has been off the road for a number of years but trailering was massively expensive. With the best will in the world, things can easily get missed and a run to and from the mot station is hardly a thorough road test.
It just so happens that Al and I had to cancel a holiday in Wales booked for June last year thanks to lockdown. I expect you can all see where this is going......
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Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
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Re: Rescue Car: R1

Post by dcwalker » Sat Oct 09, 2021 5:08 pm

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Sat Oct 09, 2021 7:46 am

It just so happens that Al and I had to cancel a holiday in Wales booked for June last year thanks to lockdown. I expect you can all see where this is going......
Can't possibly begin to imagine... :dunno:

;) :lol:

David
Current: 1994 480 GT, 1995 Celebration 331 (plus 2013 V60 D5 SE Lux Nav & 1995 440 ES)
Previous: Celebration 467 (returned to Martin Mc); Celebration 346 (re-homed with Alan480); Celebration 269 (scrapped abandoned project), Celebration 73 (sold on after 6 years), 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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