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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