Nice but a bit overpriced

Cleaned up the garage, found parts laying around, but it turned out to be a complete Volvo 480? If you want to sell your car (480 only) you can place an advert here.

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Nice but a bit overpriced

Post by MisterH » Thu Jan 06, 2022 10:13 pm

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1402665

I have been slacking off keeping a religious finger on the pulse of 480 sales as of late, with my own car and the Audi seeking attention, but this caught my eye being a lesser spotted colour and wheel combo, too much money though...
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Fix Central Locking
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Re: Nice but a bit overpriced

Post by jifflemon » Fri Jan 07, 2022 11:04 am

been painted too....

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Re: Nice but a bit overpriced

Post by dcwalker » Fri Jan 07, 2022 11:39 am

It's had a Celebration interior put in, and although I have no issue at all with the wheels as such (Canis suit the 480!) but Canis were never fitted to the 480 as standard. These changes make me wonder what was wrong with the original interior and wheels. Maybe nothing and just owner choice, but maybe there were some more serious past issues?

Although the auxiliary gauges are specifically mentioned in the advert I doubt the proper sender is there for the oil pressure gauge (they're LHD gauges, not UK) since the oil pressure gauge needle appears to be stuck at maximum.

The rear arches have been done at some stage since the stone chip stickers are missing.

Overall not bad looking at all, but I agree with your thoughts on price, Ben.

David
Current: 1994 480 GT, 1995 Celebration 331 (plus 2013 V60 D5 SE Lux Nav & 1995 440 ES)
Previous: 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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Re: Nice but a bit overpriced

Post by MisterH » Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:14 pm

dcwalker wrote:
Fri Jan 07, 2022 11:39 am
but Canis were never fitted to the 480 as standard.
I always thought it was listed on the main site as an option?
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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Re: Nice but a bit overpriced

Post by dcwalker » Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:26 pm

They were a 400 series wheel (standard fit on the 440/460 LE and ES), so yes, in that sense an available option. Certainly they appear in the 400 series accessories brochures.

But - like the similar Pictor wheels - by the time they came out the 480 was very much on its production run-out. In this instance the car itself fractionally pre-dates the wheels. I think this is why you rarely see them on a 480 - the opportunities to specify them as an option from new will have been very few indeed.

The ones Pud sits on are from my 1996 440ES...

David
Current: 1994 480 GT, 1995 Celebration 331 (plus 2013 V60 D5 SE Lux Nav & 1995 440 ES)
Previous: 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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