440 in Cambridge

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jamescarruthers
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440 in Cambridge

Post by jamescarruthers » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:59 am

Saw a rather tired 440 a few days ago.

American driver loved it. It was his first car in the UK when he arrived 8 years ago and he has put 80,000 miles on it. 

It has been reliable he said.

It was incredibly rusty and wont be getting MOTd in May‎. Shame, but it does look pretty fubared in the rear arch department, extending up the sills. 

I think it has done it's service.

It was only afterwards that I realised that it looked like the one in Practical Classics this month. ‎

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1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
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)

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Re: 440 in Cambridge

Post by brinkie » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:37 am

Replacement metal is available, trouble is most people won't invest the money to keep the wheel arches tidy, because it's cheaper to throw the car away and find another. Until they're all gone :(
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Present cars: 1994 Volvo 480 GT 2.0i Vase Green, 2010 Volvo V70 2.0F Momentum Mystic Silver
Past: 1981 Talbot-Matra Murena 2.2 Rouge Mephisto, 1995 Volvo 480 GT 2.0i Paris Blue

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Re: 440 in Cambridge

Post by jamescarruthers » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:56 am

I wonder if I should put a copy of Practical Classics under his wiper and a note suggesting that he advertises there or eBay when he is done with it?‎
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
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)

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Re: 440 in Cambridge

Post by frenchfries » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:08 pm

440 and 460 do appear on a regular basis on Ebay and Auto Trader and it is not rare to find them with very low mileage, auto box and no more than 2 owners from new. They were v often driven by elders and well looked after.
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