GT Spotted.....

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GT Spotted.....

Post by Rachel » Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:30 pm

......near Reading, going back a few weeks, pretty dirty but looked tidy enough, oldish guy driving, anyone here?
'95 Storm Grey 323 Manual Turbo, Richmod
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'95 Flame Red Celeb, Nos.191, 2 litre, LPG, used to be Adams ;) SOLD
'95 Vase Green Turbo~ Vanessa~ 'Serendipity' manual, Richmod. RIP
'90 Light Blue 480 Turbo auto....RIP
'68 VW Type 3 1.6 auto Lotus White,Swedish import. SOLD
Audi 80 coupe Gold...pimp my ride! RIP
'76 Bug, Ocean Blue, lowered, Empi wheels.RIP
'72 Bay window VW Camper 1600 twinport. Sold

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Re: GT Spotted.....

Post by dcwalker » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:06 am

Not me Rachel (!!) but out of interest, red or green?

David
Current: 1994 480 GT, 1995 480 Celebration 467/480 (plus 2004 C70 Collection, 2014 V60 SE Lux Nav)
Previous: Celebration 346 (sold to Alan480), Celebration 269 (scrapped abandoned project), Celebration 73, 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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Re: GT Spotted.....

Post by Rachel » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:28 am

Green
'95 Storm Grey 323 Manual Turbo, Richmod
----------------------------------------------------------
'95 Flame Red Celeb, Nos.191, 2 litre, LPG, used to be Adams ;) SOLD
'95 Vase Green Turbo~ Vanessa~ 'Serendipity' manual, Richmod. RIP
'90 Light Blue 480 Turbo auto....RIP
'68 VW Type 3 1.6 auto Lotus White,Swedish import. SOLD
Audi 80 coupe Gold...pimp my ride! RIP
'76 Bug, Ocean Blue, lowered, Empi wheels.RIP
'72 Bay window VW Camper 1600 twinport. Sold

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Re: GT Spotted.....

Post by dragonflyjewels » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:32 am

Not ours either unless it was months ago
Sylvia

Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo with richmod
hubby has
Sven - 1994 Dark Green GT
Evil Eva 1992 Paris Blue Turbo with Robou mod

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Re: GT Spotted.....

Post by dcwalker » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:30 am

Interesting - my understanding from the time was that more of the red GTs were sold than the green ones, but green seems to be the prevailing colour for the survivors...

David
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Previous: Celebration 346 (sold to Alan480), Celebration 269 (scrapped abandoned project), Celebration 73, 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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Re: GT Spotted.....

Post by Rachel » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:05 pm

No, it wasn't you guys Sylvia - I'd have recognised you!

Interesting David, but yes there does seem to be more green GT's about, especially going by the last mini meet!
'95 Storm Grey 323 Manual Turbo, Richmod
----------------------------------------------------------
'95 Flame Red Celeb, Nos.191, 2 litre, LPG, used to be Adams ;) SOLD
'95 Vase Green Turbo~ Vanessa~ 'Serendipity' manual, Richmod. RIP
'90 Light Blue 480 Turbo auto....RIP
'68 VW Type 3 1.6 auto Lotus White,Swedish import. SOLD
Audi 80 coupe Gold...pimp my ride! RIP
'76 Bug, Ocean Blue, lowered, Empi wheels.RIP
'72 Bay window VW Camper 1600 twinport. Sold

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Re: GT Spotted.....

Post by dragonflyjewels » Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:55 pm

All down to the f word - FASHION ! (To me it just means I can't buy what I want cos no-one else wants it)

When the GTs were new red was more popular, now everyone prefers green so the red ones are more likely to be broken. We waited ages for a green one to come up but got there in the end.
Sylvia

Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo with richmod
hubby has
Sven - 1994 Dark Green GT
Evil Eva 1992 Paris Blue Turbo with Robou mod

Rachel
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Re: GT Spotted.....

Post by Rachel » Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:26 pm

Thought you were going to swear then Sylvia lol
'95 Storm Grey 323 Manual Turbo, Richmod
----------------------------------------------------------
'95 Flame Red Celeb, Nos.191, 2 litre, LPG, used to be Adams ;) SOLD
'95 Vase Green Turbo~ Vanessa~ 'Serendipity' manual, Richmod. RIP
'90 Light Blue 480 Turbo auto....RIP
'68 VW Type 3 1.6 auto Lotus White,Swedish import. SOLD
Audi 80 coupe Gold...pimp my ride! RIP
'76 Bug, Ocean Blue, lowered, Empi wheels.RIP
'72 Bay window VW Camper 1600 twinport. Sold

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Re: GT Spotted.....

Post by dragonflyjewels » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:06 pm

Thought you were going to swear then Sylvia lol
I feel like it when I go into a shop for something I want in a particular colour and get told O, no, that's not in fashion so we don't stock it.... Maybe I'm just too picky. Anyway, love them in green, love the colour of your car Rachel, and love my white one.
Sylvia

Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo with richmod
hubby has
Sven - 1994 Dark Green GT
Evil Eva 1992 Paris Blue Turbo with Robou mod

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Re: GT Spotted.....

Post by dcwalker » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:12 pm

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Thought you were going to swear then Sylvia lol
I feel like it when I go into a shop for something I want in a particular colour and get told O, no, that's not in fashion so we don't stock it.... Maybe I'm just too picky. Anyway, love them in green, love the colour of your car Rachel, and love my white one.
:lol: - sounds very familiar; it's Lee's favourite bug-bear too!

On the colour question, having had the red Celeb for 6 years I am really pleased I ended up with the green GT.

David
Current: 1994 480 GT, 1995 480 Celebration 467/480 (plus 2004 C70 Collection, 2014 V60 SE Lux Nav)
Previous: Celebration 346 (sold to Alan480), Celebration 269 (scrapped abandoned project), Celebration 73, 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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Re: GT Spotted.....

Post by Rachel » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:16 pm

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Thought you were going to swear then Sylvia lol
I feel like it when I go into a shop for something I want in a particular colour and get told O, no, that's not in fashion so we don't stock it.... Maybe I'm just too picky. Anyway, love them in green, love the colour of your car Rachel, and love my white one.
I'm the same with clothes shopping. Can't believe people buy half the stuff in high street shops!! As for colours of 480's (so we stay on topic!) I love them all - particularly smart in white as it shows up all its features really well, but black or storm grey for me ( I am biased) :lol: ;)
'95 Storm Grey 323 Manual Turbo, Richmod
----------------------------------------------------------
'95 Flame Red Celeb, Nos.191, 2 litre, LPG, used to be Adams ;) SOLD
'95 Vase Green Turbo~ Vanessa~ 'Serendipity' manual, Richmod. RIP
'90 Light Blue 480 Turbo auto....RIP
'68 VW Type 3 1.6 auto Lotus White,Swedish import. SOLD
Audi 80 coupe Gold...pimp my ride! RIP
'76 Bug, Ocean Blue, lowered, Empi wheels.RIP
'72 Bay window VW Camper 1600 twinport. Sold

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Re: GT Spotted.....

Post by dcwalker » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:20 pm

Your storm grey is certainly lovely Rachel...

Looking forward to seeing everyone's cars again soon! :D

David
Current: 1994 480 GT, 1995 480 Celebration 467/480 (plus 2004 C70 Collection, 2014 V60 SE Lux Nav)
Previous: Celebration 346 (sold to Alan480), Celebration 269 (scrapped abandoned project), Celebration 73, 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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Re: GT Spotted.....

Post by Joe S » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:29 pm

It was possibly me as I live near Reading and always use a 480 as my daily drive. The car in question is a Turbo in dark green with Vesa wheels so could have been mistaken for a GT.

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Re: GT Spotted.....

Post by Rachel » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:52 pm

What’s the last few digits of your number plate (if you don’t mind me asking) I didn’t remember them but forgotten now but will recognise if someone told me - they were quite memorable - but not quite enough for me it seems!!!
'95 Storm Grey 323 Manual Turbo, Richmod
----------------------------------------------------------
'95 Flame Red Celeb, Nos.191, 2 litre, LPG, used to be Adams ;) SOLD
'95 Vase Green Turbo~ Vanessa~ 'Serendipity' manual, Richmod. RIP
'90 Light Blue 480 Turbo auto....RIP
'68 VW Type 3 1.6 auto Lotus White,Swedish import. SOLD
Audi 80 coupe Gold...pimp my ride! RIP
'76 Bug, Ocean Blue, lowered, Empi wheels.RIP
'72 Bay window VW Camper 1600 twinport. Sold

Joe S
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Re: GT Spotted.....

Post by Joe S » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:16 pm

The registration number ends in NUG, if that jogs your memory!

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Re: GT Spotted.....

Post by dragonflyjewels » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:51 pm

Maybe we'll get to see it in the metal at the next Mobile Mini Meet.....
Sylvia

Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo with richmod
hubby has
Sven - 1994 Dark Green GT
Evil Eva 1992 Paris Blue Turbo with Robou mod

Rachel
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Re: GT Spotted.....

Post by Rachel » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:37 pm

Yes! That’s the one!! If you noticed someone in a back i3 waving with a silly smile it was me!! Aww, pleased I’ve finally spotted a fellow member out in the wild!!!
'95 Storm Grey 323 Manual Turbo, Richmod
----------------------------------------------------------
'95 Flame Red Celeb, Nos.191, 2 litre, LPG, used to be Adams ;) SOLD
'95 Vase Green Turbo~ Vanessa~ 'Serendipity' manual, Richmod. RIP
'90 Light Blue 480 Turbo auto....RIP
'68 VW Type 3 1.6 auto Lotus White,Swedish import. SOLD
Audi 80 coupe Gold...pimp my ride! RIP
'76 Bug, Ocean Blue, lowered, Empi wheels.RIP
'72 Bay window VW Camper 1600 twinport. Sold

Joe S
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Location: Reading

Re: GT Spotted.....

Post by Joe S » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:16 pm

Well I’m glad that’s sorted out.
Hopefully I will be able to get to the next meet, I missed the last one as I was away on holiday.

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Re: GT Spotted.....

Post by Rachel » Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:43 pm

Just thought you’d like to know you were spotted again by someone on the classic car spotted FaceBook Page!
'95 Storm Grey 323 Manual Turbo, Richmod
----------------------------------------------------------
'95 Flame Red Celeb, Nos.191, 2 litre, LPG, used to be Adams ;) SOLD
'95 Vase Green Turbo~ Vanessa~ 'Serendipity' manual, Richmod. RIP
'90 Light Blue 480 Turbo auto....RIP
'68 VW Type 3 1.6 auto Lotus White,Swedish import. SOLD
Audi 80 coupe Gold...pimp my ride! RIP
'76 Bug, Ocean Blue, lowered, Empi wheels.RIP
'72 Bay window VW Camper 1600 twinport. Sold

Joe S
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Location: Reading

Re: GT Spotted.....

Post by Joe S » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:40 pm

Thanks Rachel, I will have to check it out.

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