Volvo 480 seats

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Hkerswell
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Volvo 480 seats

Post by Hkerswell » Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:25 pm

Hey everybody I'm new to this form and I have just recently got myself a volvo 480 2.0 es special edition and I'm looking to upgrade the seats I currently have to the leathers which were with the 1.7 turbo I believe. If anybody is selling any please let me know!

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jamescarruthers
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Re: Volvo 480 seats

Post by jamescarruthers » Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:28 pm

Blue piping on your seats by any chance?
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2006 Citroen C6 Exclusive 3.0 petrol/LPG
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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dragonflyjewels
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Re: Volvo 480 seats

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:32 pm

Hello, and welcome to the club ! Congrats on buying a special edition - is it the two tone ? (Peacock green and silver with a grey half leather interior)
The turbos actually came with the same cloth interior as the ES and S. The black full leather interior was an optional extra so you might find one from anything other than a GT or Celebration.The GT had full leather but in dark green with a rather wacky pattern printed onto the centre panels. The Celebration also had full leather but in grey and black with ruching on the side seat panels and door/dash inserts. The rescue group has a Celebration for breaking with a decent interior, but it may be spoken for.
I hope this helps, and we get to meet you and your 480 sometime this year when we are able to start having meetings again.
Meanwhile any problems or questions just ask - this is the right place to get help and information from our very friendly members.
Sylvia

Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo
Paris the Unicorn - 1991 Paris Edition
hubby has
Sven - 1994 Racing Green GT
Evil Eva - 1992 Paris Blue Turbo

no previous 480s - can't bear to sell any

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dcwalker
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Re: Volvo 480 seats

Post by dcwalker » Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:21 am

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:32 pm
Hello, and welcome to the club ! Congrats on buying a special edition - is it the two tone ? (Peacock green and silver with a grey half leather interior)
The turbos actually came with the same cloth interior as the ES and S. The black full leather interior was an optional extra so you might find one from anything other than a GT or Celebration.The GT had full leather but in dark green with a rather wacky pattern printed onto the centre panels. The Celebration also had full leather but in grey and black with ruching on the side seat panels and door/dash inserts. The rescue group has a Celebration for breaking with a decent interior, but it may be spoken for.
I hope this helps, and we get to meet you and your 480 sometime this year when we are able to start having meetings again.
Meanwhile any problems or questions just ask - this is the right place to get help and information from our very friendly members.
All I'd add to Sylvia's comments is that if you can find Celebration interior, it was a softer, slightly better quality leather than the one that was available throughout as an optional upgrade, and seems to last a bit longer if it's been looked after...

Good luck!

David
Current: 1994 480 GT & 1997 440LE with lots of optional extras
Previous: Celebration 331 (re-homed with Richard S), Celebration 467 (returned to Martin Mc); Celebration 346 (re-homed with Alan480); Celebration 269 (scrapped abandoned project), Celebration 73 (sold on after 6 years), 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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MisterH
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Re: Volvo 480 seats

Post by MisterH » Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:30 am

jamescarruthers wrote:
Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:28 pm
Blue piping on your seats by any chance?
I would be highly surprised, I thought the blue piping didn't last longer than '90 at the very latest
Current Jobs to do (23/1/22):
Fix Central Locking
Fix drivers side speaker
Annoying Scratching Squeak
Water leaks
Complete Front O/S rebuild

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jamescarruthers
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Re: Volvo 480 seats

Post by jamescarruthers » Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:03 pm

MisterH wrote:
Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:30 am
jamescarruthers wrote:
Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:28 pm
Blue piping on your seats by any chance?
I would be highly surprised, I thought the blue piping didn't last longer than '90 at the very latest
I haven’t gone mad(der)! Long story... I was trying to be Sherlock Holmes with something
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2006 Citroen C6 Exclusive 3.0 petrol/LPG
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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MisterH
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Re: Volvo 480 seats

Post by MisterH » Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:02 pm

jamescarruthers wrote:
Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:03 pm
MisterH wrote:
Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:30 am
jamescarruthers wrote:
Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:28 pm
Blue piping on your seats by any chance?
I would be highly surprised, I thought the blue piping didn't last longer than '90 at the very latest
I haven’t gone mad(der)! Long story... I was trying to be Sherlock Holmes with something

Sherlock Holmes And The Born Identity...
Current Jobs to do (23/1/22):
Fix Central Locking
Fix drivers side speaker
Annoying Scratching Squeak
Water leaks
Complete Front O/S rebuild

blace
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Re: Volvo 480 seats

Post by blace » Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:56 pm

where are you from?

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dragonflyjewels
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Re: Volvo 480 seats

Post by dragonflyjewels » Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:06 pm

I do believe the elusive seats with blue piping sit in an unsold late ES. In case anyone is wondering about the interest, they should have been in R1.
Sylvia

Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo
Paris the Unicorn - 1991 Paris Edition
hubby has
Sven - 1994 Racing Green GT
Evil Eva - 1992 Paris Blue Turbo

no previous 480s - can't bear to sell any

Hkerswell
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Re: Volvo 480 seats

Post by Hkerswell » Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:13 am

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:32 pm
Hello, and welcome to the club ! Congrats on buying a special edition - is it the two tone ? (Peacock green and silver with a grey half leather interior)
The turbos actually came with the same cloth interior as the ES and S. The black full leather interior was an optional extra so you might find one from anything other than a GT or Celebration.The GT had full leather but in dark green with a rather wacky pattern printed onto the centre panels. The Celebration also had full leather but in grey and black with ruching on the side seat panels and door/dash inserts. The rescue group has a Celebration for breaking with a decent interior, but it may be spoken for.
I hope this helps, and we get to meet you and your 480 sometime this year when we are able to start having meetings again.
Meanwhile any problems or questions just ask - this is the right place to get help and information from our very friendly members.
Okay brilliant thank you for pointing me in the direction to look and yes it is the two tone coloured one. Various bits of work to do but yes hopefully I can come along with it!

Hkerswell
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Re: Volvo 480 seats

Post by Hkerswell » Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:18 am

jamescarruthers wrote:
Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:28 pm
Blue piping on your seats by any chance?
No just your standard grey cloth, it's a 93 if it helps with your sherlock homing 😂

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dragonflyjewels
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Re: Volvo 480 seats

Post by dragonflyjewels » Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:34 am

I dont know what carpet the two tones got, but suggest you check the carpet colour if you get seats from a late car. You might find you need the boot carpet as well to match the back of the rear seats.
Sylvia

Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo
Paris the Unicorn - 1991 Paris Edition
hubby has
Sven - 1994 Racing Green GT
Evil Eva - 1992 Paris Blue Turbo

no previous 480s - can't bear to sell any

Midu480
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Re: Volvo 480 seats

Post by Midu480 » Sun Aug 14, 2022 4:24 pm

Hej Dragonflyjewels and other users
Is it possble to find grey cloth comaptible with Grey red piping seats ? I have to repair the base seatings.
I am driving a 480ES from 1988.

Where do they sell compatible cloth ? Pleas send a message;

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jamescarruthers
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Re: Volvo 480 seats

Post by jamescarruthers » Tue Aug 16, 2022 8:57 pm

Blue piped seats to either butcher for spare material or just install and enjoy?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/255680395568 ... media=COPY
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2006 Citroen C6 Exclusive 3.0 petrol/LPG
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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dragonflyjewels
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Location: Norfolk

Re: Volvo 480 seats

Post by dragonflyjewels » Wed Aug 17, 2022 8:12 am

Not far from us, we could collect and bring to the French meet if you want them Michel.
Sylvia

Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo
Paris the Unicorn - 1991 Paris Edition
hubby has
Sven - 1994 Racing Green GT
Evil Eva - 1992 Paris Blue Turbo

no previous 480s - can't bear to sell any

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