ES TT on the 'bay - Genuine Gem or delusions of grandeur?

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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MisterH
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Re: ES TT on the 'bay - Genuine Gem or delusions of grandeur?

Post by MisterH » Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:46 am

jifflemon wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:25 pm
MisterH wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:43 pm
Wow, that must have been a sight to see? what were the dealer staff reaction when an army of 480 enthusiasts came to pass judgement?
talk about a comprehensive evaluation...
Thankfully there weren’t any salesmen around; just a mechanic who spoke very little English! He did seem bemused by the amount of attention the car got!

Just some further notes....

N/S/R sill looked to have been plated, the inner arches under sealed. Fuel filter (always a good servicing sign) was unchanged and very crusty. Given it was “showroom fresh” things like grubby ventilation knobs do not go down well with me!

It’s not a Bad car, but it’s not a 5k car either.

For me, I’d probably say 1.5k to the right person; there’s still plenty to do on the car.
The level of attention to detail is very impressive, I would have loved to have been there!
Current Jobs to do (30/12/19):
New Tires
Fix Radio/Cassette
Fix Central Locking
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Re: ES TT on the 'bay - Genuine Gem or delusions of grandeur?

Post by dragonflyjewels » Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:37 pm

Now priced at £3896 - only at least twice what it's worth unless they are very lucky
Sylvia

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Re: ES TT on the 'bay - Genuine Gem or delusions of grandeur?

Post by dcwalker » Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:53 pm

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:37 pm
Now priced at £3896 - only at least twice what it's worth unless they are very lucky
Where the hell did they get that figure from? I wondered if it was 25% off the original £4995, but that would make it £3746.25... :?

In any event, as you rightly say based on the assessment it received on Saturday, it still isn't worth it!

David
Current: 1994 480 GT (plus 2004 C70 Collection & 2010 V50 SE)
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: ES TT on the 'bay - Genuine Gem or delusions of grandeur?

Post by dragonflyjewels » Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:39 pm

maybe 3900 sounded better than 4000, then they decided 3896 sounded even more of a bargain !
Sylvia

Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo
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Evil Eva 1992 Paris Blue Turbo

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Re: ES TT on the 'bay - Genuine Gem or delusions of grandeur?

Post by Alan 480 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:32 pm

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:39 pm
maybe 3900 sounded better than 4000, then they decided 3896 sounded even more of a bargain !
confesion time, if we are pricing up a 'special' project we used to always do a best guesstimate on costs in round numbers but by the time we'd finished we would always 'massage' the figure so it looked as if we'd done MORE careful analysis, well that was the thought, not sure if anybody believed it

yes selling a house for £299,995 is deemed a better figure than £300,000!!! :wink:
Alan

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