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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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frenchfries
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Skip

Post by frenchfries » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:13 pm

Hi all

Unfortunately a rather expensive project is forcing me to let go of Skip. It should soon be on www.carandclassic.co.uk but if a forum member is interested please do let me know.

I ask for £3500 as per official valuation by Lancaster Insurance. Timing-belt plus all other belts have just been changed together with front and rear dampers.
As you know, its last MOT was spotless

Let me know.

Moi
1993 Turbo auto called Skip for the important stuff
2011 Juke 190 for everything else

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Re: Skip

Post by dcwalker » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:46 pm

Sad to read this frenchfries - does it mean you wont be at any more meets either? :(

Seems to be a sudden rash of departures from 480 ownership again. I'd love to take Skip off your hands but I really can't justify it. Having seen the car a couple of times now your price is good, I think, but I can get Lily's rear arches done and thus returned to immaculate for a lot less!

Good luck with the sale and don't be a stranger if it goes ahead!

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!

frenchfries
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Re: Skip

Post by frenchfries » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:30 pm

Well, I am not too happy about it so I could not be asked to detail everything. Subconsciously I want to keep Skip :)

I am still in 2 minds so I am not really pushing toooo hard.

Was not gonna make Scotland anyway because of work but who knows :)
1993 Turbo auto called Skip for the important stuff
2011 Juke 190 for everything else

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dragonflyjewels
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Re: Skip

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:25 am

It would be great if you could come to another meet before parting with Skip - hopefully to a better home than James' old car. It sounds as though you will always regret it if you do sell, so we will expect to see you again in the future with Skip II. Either way, don't disappear !!
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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jamescarruthers
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Re: Skip

Post by jamescarruthers » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:21 am

Is the project another car? Tell us so we can judge you appropriately! ‎

This got me thinking, what would I consider ditching the 480 for if I could only gave one car. I came up with a DeLorean or a DS. But if I could afford either of those I wouldn't need‎ to get red of the relatively cheap 480!

Seriously though, I'm sorry to hear this David and hope you do reconsider as you have a great example there.‎

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: Skip

Post by frenchfries » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:58 pm

DS World be good but you get no change for £15K.

My project is smaller and fairly straightforward and I would be missing Skip but this is where funds are tied up. £3.5 is just acquisition cost plus what was spent to bring it right up there :)
1993 Turbo auto called Skip for the important stuff
2011 Juke 190 for everything else

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