The first of the 4 has appeared already!

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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The first of the 4 has appeared already!

Post by Hkerswell » Sun Jan 15, 2023 1:19 am

The green gt has appeared on Facebook, seems a bit pricey considering it will probably need a fresh lot of parts to it but it does seem to function considering how long it has been stored away for such a long time. If I remember correctly there was another green gt that sold a few months ago for around the £1500 that was fully functional with a bit of work needed for the rear arches

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 465674086/
Thought I'd put the link here if anyone wants to have a look at it.
Seems like he's not going to break it either so don't get too excited about having the wheels :lol: :lol:

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Re: The first of the 4 has appeared already!

Post by richard-smyth » Sun Jan 15, 2023 8:31 am

Looks like you can see the white 480 of the 4 cars in the background of one of the pics.

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Re: The first of the 4 has appeared already!

Post by dcwalker » Sun Jan 15, 2023 8:34 am

Thought they'd soon start appearing! :lol:

Looking at the MOT history it wants quite a lot of welding repairs done to it. The variation in MOT passes/fails/advisories suggests to me it's been to different places applying different standards. Even if all the rear end repairs were properly done at some stage, more recent tests show front subframe mounting points plus one of the jacking points - my guess is that a close examination of the underside would reveal extensive corrosion.

But in fairness, things like wheels and interior all look pretty good - as far as you can tell in those photos. Although it's good to see pictures of how it looked when emerging from the barn, I think some photos of it washed and clean would help immensely......

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Re: The first of the 4 has appeared already!

Post by WillC9303 » Sun Jan 15, 2023 3:10 pm

Looks like its sold already? That was quick! Then again, that Two Tone that was up for £3k the other day didn't hang around for long either.
Just as well he wasn't breaking the GT as you'd have had some competition on those wheels AND the interior! I prefer Taurus's to the Vesas, but I'd want them for the rarity alone :lol:
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Re: The first of the 4 has appeared already!

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Re: The first of the 4 has appeared already!

Post by MisterH » Fri Jan 20, 2023 5:14 pm

Intriguing 🤨
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Re: The first of the 4 has appeared already!

Post by richard-smyth » Mon Jan 23, 2023 9:47 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VI74GnjdVo
Two of the cars have been given a wash.

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Re: The first of the 4 has appeared already!

Post by Martin63 » Wed Jan 25, 2023 11:29 pm

WillC9303 wrote:
Sun Jan 15, 2023 3:10 pm
Looks like its sold already? That was quick! Then again, that Two Tone that was up for £3k the other day didn't hang around for long either.
Just as well he wasn't breaking the GT as you'd have had some competition on those wheels AND the interior! I prefer Taurus's to the Vesas, but I'd want them for the rarity alone :lol:
The GT is now listed on "Car and Classic"
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Re: The first of the 4 has appeared already!

Post by dragonflyjewels » Thu Jan 26, 2023 8:26 am

POA indicates an eye watering price. I hope no-one buys it without looking at the poor MoT history.
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Re: The first of the 4 has appeared already!

Post by Martin63 » Thu Jan 26, 2023 12:15 pm

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Thu Jan 26, 2023 8:26 am
POA indicates an eye watering price. I hope no-one buys it without looking at the poor MoT history.
Yes - clearly someone looking to make a fast buck
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Re: The first of the 4 has appeared already!

Post by jifflemon » Thu Jan 26, 2023 1:42 pm

richard-smyth wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 9:47 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VI74GnjdVo
Two of the cars have been given a wash.
I'm glad you said wash, and not, as they described it "a deep clean"

Felt like that title needed reporting to trading standards! :rofl:

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Re: The first of the 4 has appeared already!

Post by WillC9303 » Sat Jan 28, 2023 7:04 pm

Currently up for sale for £1500 on FB Marketplace for those who are interested
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Re: The first of the 4 has appeared already!

Post by jifflemon » Sat Jan 28, 2023 7:44 pm

As was the GT.

Then it went to car and classic with a POA

Then they listed the wheels on Facebook for £350

Don’t you love it when enthusiasts rescue cars…..

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Re: The first of the 4 has appeared already!

Post by Martin Mc » Sat Jan 28, 2023 7:54 pm

Lol, I remember using a power washer on my 95 ES - oh my word, hew knew that lacquered paintwork could be so brittle after 20 plus years in the sun! 😁

I guess these folk know what they are doing though...although clearly separating a car from its wheels is a bit ofa clue.

What a shame it wasn't an enthusiast or group of enthusiasts that were able to take them on. Darned shame!
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Re: The first of the 4 has appeared already!

Post by richard-smyth » Sat Jan 28, 2023 10:05 pm

The GT is back listed on facebook marketplace for 1500 pounds and located in Preston :
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 5080574583
Cheers, Richard.

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Re: The first of the 4 has appeared already!

Post by richard-smyth » Sun Feb 05, 2023 9:00 pm

Martin63 wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2023 11:29 pm
WillC9303 wrote:
Sun Jan 15, 2023 3:10 pm
Looks like its sold already? That was quick! Then again, that Two Tone that was up for £3k the other day didn't hang around for long either.
Just as well he wasn't breaking the GT as you'd have had some competition on those wheels AND the interior! I prefer Taurus's to the Vesas, but I'd want them for the rarity alone :lol:
The GT is now listed on "Car and Classic"
Was listed on Car and Classic as POA but now at £1,500.
Cheers, Richard.

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Re: The first of the 4 has appeared already!

Post by richard-smyth » Mon Feb 06, 2023 10:24 pm

How To Free Off Seized Brakes On A Volvo 480 :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUhcwBnQqSI

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Re: The first of the 4 has appeared already!

Post by jifflemon » Tue Feb 07, 2023 8:35 am

Some notes on the video:

1. Levering against the pads to move the piston is all well and good - if you're replacing the pads.
2. If you're trying to push the piston back, it's going to be much easier if you loosen the bleed nipple, thus not pushing the entire system backwards through the ABS/Master cylinder seals
3. You can buy new sliders for £16 a pair, do not re-use the old ones.
4. You should be absolutely changing the caliper seals when they've stood for so long; again a whole kit is £22.
5. You should also be renewing the fluid.
6. Driving a car on a public road, without tax, MOT and presumably, insurance, is illegal.

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Re: The first of the 4 has appeared already!

Post by edie_fox » Tue Feb 07, 2023 6:31 pm

I'm just clenching as he sits with the length of his legs under the car....You never know. :scared:

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Re: The first of the 4 has appeared already!

Post by WillC9303 » Tue Feb 07, 2023 7:20 pm

the owner must be lurking on the forum as the video has been removed.
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