Here we go again...

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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Re: Here we go again...

Post by brinkie » Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:21 pm

Speaking of stupid prices, there's a German breaker who really thinks everything with Volvo on it is worth its weight in gold.
A 2 liter B20F engine with 230,000 kms (143,000 miles) on the clock ... 699 Euro! I can buy complete cars with lower mileage for that amount. :rofl:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/original-B20 ... 1635134750
Even more ridiculous, a digital clock for 199 Euro: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/original-Uhr ... 1029290484
I might have secured my pension by just holding on to my 480 until I'm 67. :D
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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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Re: Here we go again...

Post by Norm57 » Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:38 pm

:D
Martin Mc wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:19 am
Seller on eBay has a zero feedback profile for previous sales, but 6 or so other cars listed for sale..

I'm going to make an enquiry (I need a white car to complete my collection......... not!) and ask if he might take a cheeky offer (£4.67)
I dare you.

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Re: Here we go again...

Post by dragonflyjewels » Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:04 pm

The response will be interesting, do share......
Sylvia

Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo
hubby has
Sven - 1994 Dark Green GT
Evil Eva 1992 Paris Blue Turbo

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Re: Here we go again...

Post by arthuy » Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:19 pm

The one thing about these high price adverts is that it draws peoples attention to the 480.

I would be surprised if someone would pay the asking price but it will stick in peoples mind.

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Re: Here we go again...

Post by Martin Mc » Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:51 am

Oh dear, somebody has been winding the poor fellow up... what a WUM! :shock:

Excerpts from the messaging dialogue around the car on eBay below... Apparently it is 'fully comfortable', 'going for a mot this week' 'done research' to price it and there's 'no typo error here' re the price.

Oh, I'm amazed it hasn't flown off his books in an instant. :wall:



New message from: yusutahi-0 (28Yellow Star)

Thanks totally appreciate what your saying but you have not seen the same car come on of the same age in white. 1988 This is a Volvo designed for comfort and safety is 10/10. If your comparing this too hondas and mazdas then it’s not for you. I can afford to keep it under a cover as it’s only going up in value. I’m happy to do something on the price but need to know where your at. Like I said in my advert if my price is met then il get the car looking mint. It’s going for a mot this week.


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New message from: yusutahi-0 (28Yellow Star)

There’s no typo error here mate done research priced it accordingly happy for some movement. Needs to be viewed & driven
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Miker previous message
Ya, I can see it is nice and shiny. I remember a chum had one similar, though that might have been a Honda or even a MX5 (I think it had similar pop up headlamps).

About your price - is there bit of a typo perhaps? I've seen on eBay other good examples of this going for a lot less, including one recently that was about £5k for a 16k miles one owner unit. I'd be a bit nervous at your asking price for a car with 121K, no matter how rare or regardless of the £200 cover. Are you flexible on price? Be gentle with me, chum, I'm a bit new to this car game, but with the Covid thing one just can't trust public transport anymore, so independence is a must (in style, of course!)

All the best!

Miker

yusutahi-0:
I have all the old mots anything that’s been done I have all of it. I brought it off a guy who had it from 1993. I purchased it from Tunbridge Wells Kent. It’s a really nice example been under a £200 car cover kept dry. The guy really loved it and took car of it, it’s very rare there’s not another 1988 advertised anywhere in the uk not even on a classic site. It’s a very rare car

Miker previous message
Thank you for taking the time to get back to me.

Can you tell me anything more about the car's history and provenance?

I'm not sure about a figure at this stage, as I'd have to get my valet to come and see the car.

Warm regards

Miker

yusutahi-0:
Good evening thanks for showing interest. Yes it’s a beautiful car with a fully comfortable drive to go with it. What do you have in px and what’s your offer

Miker previous message
Hello there, saw this funky looking car you're selling, very unusual & retro. I'm looking for something a bit different to potter around in post lockdown, & thought this shooting brake looked ideal. Price is a bit saucy, mind you - you'd need to be open to offers or a decent part ex. I presume at that price range it has impeccable history and credentials? Do drop me a line. Miker
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Re: Here we go again...

Post by Norm57 » Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:10 am

This could run and run! Must get a£200 car cover to increase value of mine.

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Re: Here we go again...

Post by MisterH » Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:24 am

This is depressingly brilliant :crazy:
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Re: Here we go again...

Post by dcwalker » Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:08 am

Brilliant stuff Martin

I shall restrain myself and ask just one question which I think actually goes to the heart of what this seller is all about - if this is such an excellent example, why is he only going to "get it mint" if his asking price is met?

I look forward to looking at the MOT outcome...

And if it wasn't so far I'd go and look at it, rolling up in Lily, of course!!

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Re: Here we go again...

Post by jifflemon » Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:06 pm

To inject a touch of realism...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 910692569/

For those not on Facebook,

“ VOLVO 480 TURBO VERY VERY RARE CAR 170K EXCELLENT ENGINE AND MANUAL GEARBOX REQUIRS NEW CLUTCH CABLE BEEN PARKED FOR LAST YEAR CALL FOR MORE INFO”

Light blue, rear arch gone, rear lights faded. Sold (within 2 hours) for £2500

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Re: Here we go again...

Post by dcwalker » Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:12 pm

Blimey!

OK, it's not £8.5K, but even so - perhaps values are finally really going up...?

Certainly I'd like to think the number of recent supportive articles in some of the classic car publications are helping, even if they are giving some people ridiculously inflated ideas.

Hmmm...

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Current: 1994 480 GT (plus 2004 C70 Collection & 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: Here we go again...

Post by MisterH » Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:31 pm

dcwalker wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:12 pm
Blimey!

OK, it's not £8.5K, but even so - perhaps values are finally really going up...?

Certainly I'd like to think the number of recent supportive articles in some of the classic car publications are helping, even if they are giving some people ridiculously inflated ideas.

Hmmm...

David
'SUD has been around before, i'd say that for a non runner that's a bit much, but if the clutch cable were fixed that'd be fair (its not a 'spectacular' example, though one I do like a lot)
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Re: Here we go again...

Post by Norm57 » Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:28 am

dcwalker wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:12 pm
Blimey!

OK, it's not £8.5K, but even so - perhaps values are finally really going up...?

Certainly I'd like to think the number of recent supportive articles in some of the classic car publications are helping, even if they are giving some people ridiculously inflated ideas.

Hmmm...
:)
David
I will take credit for that. I emailed the editor of the most recent one thanking him for a positive and honest review. You never know we could be in the realm of the ‘fast fords’ soon.

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Re: Here we go again...

Post by MisterH » Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:41 am

Norm57 wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:28 am
dcwalker wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:12 pm
Blimey!

OK, it's not £8.5K, but even so - perhaps values are finally really going up...?

Certainly I'd like to think the number of recent supportive articles in some of the classic car publications are helping, even if they are giving some people ridiculously inflated ideas.

Hmmm...
:)
David
I will take credit for that. I emailed the editor of the most recent one thanking him for a positive and honest review. You never know we could be in the realm of the ‘fast fords’ soon.
I do hope not! I want to be able to use mine as a daily without fear of being car-jacked or having it nicked!

and besides, I like the fact the 480 is an insider choice, if you know what I mean
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Re: Here we go again...

Post by Norm57 » Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:20 am

The thing that puzzles me most about all these recent valuations/prices is where do they come from? Are they just fishing and hoping to catch someone? Is it guesswork? Or does the’trade’ know something we don’t. Anyway it is nice to see a rise in values for our wedges but as been said we do not want to get into the ‘worth stealing’ bracket.

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Re: Here we go again...

Post by jifflemon » Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:08 am

Norm57 wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:20 am
The thing that puzzles me most about all these recent valuations/prices is where do they come from? Are they just fishing and hoping to catch someone? Is it guesswork? Or does the’trade’ know something we don’t. Anyway it is nice to see a rise in values for our wedges but as been said we do not want to get into the ‘worth stealing’ bracket.
I'd say it's just fishing....

I've ranted long and hard about this; Its worth what someone is ultimately prepared to pay. I wouldn't pay more that £200 for it. However, Someone may pay his asking price (and be very very disappointed, very quickly!).

I'd say a good condition to perfect condition 480 is £5-6k, simply based on the fact that it'd cost around that much to get them there....

Think about this:
Ask your friendly scrap man what he'd pay - He's looking at the car in terms of scrap steel.
Ask the bloke who's dad's car it once was? Could be priceless to him.

Wonder boy trader paid £400 for it - That's the minimum it's worth to him. He's trying to cash in on the rarity of it, hoping someone bites. He'll kipper the arches, bent MOT, total cost, £600. Anything above that is pure profit. So even if you haggle down to 5k and think you're getting a shrewd deal, he's still done you over.

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Re: Here we go again...

Post by Norm57 » Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:12 am

jifflemon wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:08 am
Norm57 wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:20 am
The thing that puzzles me most about all these recent valuations/prices is where do they come from? Are they just fishing and hoping to catch someone? Is it guesswork? Or does the’trade’ know something we don’t. Anyway it is nice to see a rise in values for our wedges but as been said we do not want to get into the ‘worth stealing’ bracket.
I'd say it's just fishing....

I've ranted long and hard about this; Its worth what someone is ultimately prepared to pay. I wouldn't pay more that £200 for it. However, Someone may pay his asking price (and be very very disappointed, very quickly!).

I'd say a good condition to perfect condition 480 is £5-6k, simply based on the fact that it'd cost around that much to get them there....

Think about this:
Ask your friendly scrap man what he'd pay - He's looking at the car in terms of scrap steel.
Ask the bloke who's dad's car it once was? Could be priceless to him.

Wonder boy trader paid £400 for it - That's the minimum it's worth to him. He's trying to cash in on the rarity of it, hoping someone bites. He'll kipper the arches, bent MOT, total cost, £600. Anything above that is pure profit. So even if you haggle down to 5k and think you're getting a shrewd deal, he's still done you over.
I think you are about right Jeff. At the end of the day it’s worth what someone is willing to pay. It also shows that as long as you know what you are looking for and more importantly at, you are far better buying privately from someone who has cared for the car and has the history for it. I hope our trader does not fish and catch someone out with this ES. Your probably right about the dodgy MOT as well going by the last one it needs a lot doing to it.

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Re: Here we go again...

Post by jifflemon » Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:24 pm

jifflemon wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:06 pm
To inject a touch of realism...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 910692569/

For those not on Facebook,

“ VOLVO 480 TURBO VERY VERY RARE CAR 170K EXCELLENT ENGINE AND MANUAL GEARBOX REQUIRS NEW CLUTCH CABLE BEEN PARKED FOR LAST YEAR CALL FOR MORE INFO”

Light blue, rear arch gone, rear lights faded. Sold (within 2 hours) for £2500
and just like magic....

Its on eBay capitalising on the fact that there's "one on for 10 Grand"

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Re: Here we go again...

Post by Martin Mc » Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:51 pm

I see chummy lugs has dropped his asking price by £2K in light of the rolling tumbleweed of solid enquiries for his stately pile..https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Volvo-480-ES ... Swz3Je5neN

Astounding! At this rate it will be on sale for a reasonably amount (circa £400-800) within the week - mark my wurds!

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Previous 480 pedigree: 1992 ES (1.7 White) 1993 ES (2.0 Red) 1994 S (1.7 White) 1994 ES 2.0 (metallic red) 1995 S (1.7 Black) 1993 ES (2.0 Paris Blue) (0ver to you Keith!) #467/480 Celebration (flame red metallic)
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Re: Here we go again...

Post by dcwalker » Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:28 am

He'll get the idea eventually...

I wonder if he's looked on here?

Perhaps an enquirer should mention that they have looked on here for guidance as they are interested in the car, and are worried by what the have seen...

David
Current: 1994 480 GT (plus 2004 C70 Collection & 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: Here we go again...

Post by jifflemon » Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:08 pm

The moment it’s MOT’d I’ll be viewing it.

I can neither confirm nor deny I’d be accompanied by my friend who works for the DVSA.....

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