The 66k Mile Garage Find

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Micahs95turbo
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The 66k Mile Garage Find

Post by Micahs95turbo » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:17 pm

Hello all! Thank you for accepting me into the forum.

I have just purchased a “garage find” 1995 Volvo 480 Turbo from Gateshead, UK, sight unseen. :shock:

I have seen a few pictures for now and will be getting it delivered by one of this forum’s very own on Saturday!!!

I have been looking for the right 480 since I moved to the UK in 2013, and did not give up when I moved to Germany. The right one had to be green or red, manual, turbo, and have leather seats. The lower mileage, the better. Now that I have my perfect car, I will be cleaning the dust off, polishing it up, and replacing a ton of factory parts as I get it back to roadworthy.

Expect many more questions and requests in the near future. :D
UK spec RHD in Germany!
1995 Turbo 5-speed with 66k miles
Garage find restoration project.

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jamescarruthers
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Re: The 66k Mile Garage Find

Post by jamescarruthers » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:25 pm

Well done on saving that and good luck with getting it back on the road.

Funnily enough I am from Gateshead and right now in flight to Munich.

Let us know if we can be of any help. I believe that there is good parts availability in Germany but they are quite expensive. 

Are you a member of the German club also? Is it very active?‎
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)

jifflemon
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Re: The 66k Mile Garage Find

Post by jifflemon » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:28 am

So glad another turbo has been saved - especially as it'll eventually head off to wow our cousins on the other side of the pond!

Just remember we LOVE pictures! ;)

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Van
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Re: The 66k Mile Garage Find

Post by Van » Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:26 pm

Also heute ist Samstag und ich hoffe Sie sind nicht enttäuscht. Allerdings wünsche ich auch viel Glück weil ein 480 ist nicht wie ein anderes Auto. Es spricht für den Verkäufer das er bereit ist das Auto selbst zu überfuhren. Generell sind die Briten und die Schotten besonders anständige Leute. Aber Sie waren schon ansässig in das Vereinte Königreich, Sie wissen schon.

I hope the moderators will forgive me addressing Micahs95turbo in his native language.
after over 10 years parted with the 1995 Volvo 480 ES 2.0

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Re: The 66k Mile Garage Find

Post by jifflemon » Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:53 am

Van wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:26 pm
I hope the moderators will forgive me addressing Micahs95turbo in his native language.
No problem at all, but I think he’s an American stationed in Germany!

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Re: The 66k Mile Garage Find

Post by Van » Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:00 pm

jifflemon wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:53 am
Van wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:26 pm
I hope the moderators will forgive me addressing Micahs95turbo in his native language.
No problem at all, but I think he’s an American stationed in Germany!
How was I supposed to know that?! :nuts: :lol:
after over 10 years parted with the 1995 Volvo 480 ES 2.0

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