Possibly the worse kept secret....

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jifflemon
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Possibly the worse kept secret....

Post by jifflemon » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:48 pm

Of course, I blame you lot for this.

My lovely other half was approaching a significant birthday and the forum was ablaze with 480's owners getting more 480's. (you know who you are!)

So, what could more appealing than her having her own 480?

I scoured the land and found what I considered, to be about the the best 480 in terms of money/condition/spec.

Shall let the pictures do the talking....

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Its about a 90% car; There's some parking dinks and scratches around the body, but nothing too serious. Dashboard needs replacing (but have a spare) and the headlining is starting to droop.There's a bulb or two out and surprise, surprise, the seatbelt popper-outer is broke. The chunk out of the front lip has been stuck back in and the headlamp leveled out. Not perfect, but hey, find me a manual turbo that is....

What you also can't see, is the absolute wedge of bills that came with the car; They genuinely made me weep! :shock: the car has been stunningly looked after.

So, its all win win win eh?

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The other half is not as impressed.

To be fair, her point was that she much prefers to be a passenger, and that if I'd have spent the money I spent on this car, on MY car, we'd have a freshly painted perfect example.

So, for now, I'm tinkering with it, fixing the little things and trying to put off the inevitable.

dcwalker
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Re: Possibly the worse kept secret....

Post by dcwalker » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:16 pm

Jeff - so sorry to read this tragic tale...

It's so easy to get carried away and then discover you were way off the mark - been there done that with a C30 a few years ago to be told that she was perfectly happy driving the V40 T4 and assumed this was replacing the 480 of the time (it wasn't).

So I feel for you - our other halves just don't get it... :wall:

Lovely looking car though😊 - enjoy it while you can!

And, as you know, I am back to one 480 again (although... :) )

David
Current: 1994 480 GT (plus 2004 C70 Collection, 2014 V60 SE Lux Nav)
Previous: Celebration masquerading as 346, Celebration 269 (sadly abandoned project), Celebration 73, 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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Van
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Re: Possibly the worse kept secret....

Post by Van » Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:26 pm

Great looking car indeed. Maybe now swap the woman? :hopping:
after over 10 years parted with the 1995 Volvo 480 ES 2.0

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Re: Possibly the worse kept secret....

Post by 100 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:47 pm

Great colour!
1992 Volvo 480 ES Limited Edition
2005 Renault Clio V6 255
1962 Land Rover Series II

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Re: Possibly the worse kept secret....

Post by jifflemon » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:24 am

had a spare hour at work, so started going through the service records.

The Online MOT service didn't start till 2007, but thankfully I've got old paper style ones to rely on...

So far, its looking like this:

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Scary when you see it on paper eh?

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Re: Possibly the worse kept secret....

Post by jifflemon » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:20 am

oh and there's this:

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arthuy
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Re: Possibly the worse kept secret....

Post by arthuy » Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:13 pm

Never seen an undertray . great looking car.

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