1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

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Re: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

Post by Rachel » Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:11 am

Looks amazing James!
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Re: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

Post by dragonflyjewels » Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:04 pm

I've never owned anything with perfect paint like a new car. It is going to be nerve wracking leaving it anywhere now.
You wait til you start driving it and worrying about stone chips ! I was a nervous wreck in Snazzy when I first got her back !!
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Re: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

Post by MisterH » Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:18 pm

Looks amazing! Will be interesting to see how the patina develops...
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Re: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

Post by Jay-Kay-Em » Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:53 pm

Looks really nice... fresh paint and new lenses... cloud 9!

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Re: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

Post by Alan 480 » Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:37 pm

MisterH wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:18 pm
Looks amazing! Will be interesting to see how the patina develops...
is that a posh name for 'turns pink' ? :-)

seriously that does look very nice, you'll be feart to take it out on road unless dry ??
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Re: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

Post by dcwalker » Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:09 pm

Put bluntly, James, that looks beautiful!! :D :D I know I was a bit unsure when we spoke about the red bumpers, but I have to say, now, "good call!"

I very much look forward to seeing it in due course...

All the best

David
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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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