480 Wanted

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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MrMerci
480 Newbie
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480 Wanted

Post by MrMerci » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:03 pm

Hi guys, I am currently on the lookout for a 480 to buy as my first car! Has anyone got one they are looking to sell? I am based in the south west of England, but I am able to travel.
Thanks in advance!

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jamescarruthers
480 Is my middle name
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Joined: Mon Jul 07, 2003 3:19 pm
Location: Cambridge

Re: 480 Wanted

Post by jamescarruthers » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:10 pm

Welcome!

Good luck with your search. I presume you are 18-ish? Hopefully you'll be ale to get Classic Car insurance at that age. Might be worth checking.
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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dragonflyjewels
480 Connoisseur
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Joined: Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:38 am
Location: Norfolk

Re: 480 Wanted

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:22 pm

If you haven't already, you can set up a search with https://www.newsnow.co.uk/classifieds/

. They will send a daily email with listings on various websites.

Hope this helps and you find a good one soon!
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

MrMerci
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Re: 480 Wanted

Post by MrMerci » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:08 pm

Thanks, the insurance on these isn't all that high. It's actually more or less the same as what my friends pay on corsas and polos! As for the classic car insurance, most companies seem to want you to be slightly older to apply. I will have a dig around though!

eye of ra
Can tell where the 480 was built
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Re: 480 Wanted

Post by eye of ra » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:12 am

Classic car insurance tends to have other restrictions as well age. Some or all of the following may also apply depending on the company you use and this is certainly not a full list as many things normally covered on a standard policy may not be included.

Age restricted (driver and car)
Mileage restricted (mine was 5000/year but does vary)
Any NCD you have won’t apply
You don’t earn NCD
You must have use of another vehicle (your classic car is not supposed to be your only/daily car)

Good luck with your search, there are a few on e-bay at the moment.
Current:
480 ES Auto 1989
480 ES Auto 1991
CLK430 Conv 2001
Hyundai i10 2015

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brinkie
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Re: 480 Wanted

Post by brinkie » Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:44 pm

Apart from insurance, reserve a considerable amount of money and time to keep the car on the road. A 480 seems cheap in purchase, but lack of spare parts, mediocre build quality and bad rustproofing in some places can make it difficult and expensive to maintain.
Robert.

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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coyote1980
Volvo 480 Club Europe CREW
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Re: 480 Wanted

Post by coyote1980 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:23 am

Hi MrMerci,

congratulations on your choice, I remember buying my first 480 at age 17 :D They are awesome fun cars, but also at least 23 years old - and since they are a bit prone to rust or quirky electronics and that parts can be a bit hard to come by compared to your average 13-in-a-dozen car it has to be a very conscious decision to buy a Volvo 480.

When looking around you should be able to find good condition 480 among what's for sale, take your time to look around and read yourself into buyers guides and tips to identify weak spots. After that you can have a really nice 4-seater to enjoy and stand out from the crowd :D
Daniël Wilten
Volvo 480 Turbo Collection 1995 Dark Green Metallic
Club Europe chairman/webmaster/forum admin
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jamescarruthers
480 Is my middle name
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Location: Cambridge

Re: 480 Wanted

Post by jamescarruthers » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:00 am

All good advice above, yes.

Where are you based? If there is a member near you, then hands on advice could be invaluable.
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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