Facebook: Celebration 287/480

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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Facebook: Celebration 287/480

Post by jifflemon » Thu Jun 23, 2022 11:02 am

The description:
The Seller wrote:Volvo 480 2.0l celebration model
Runs mint had timing belt and service recently
Full leather interior heated front seats
Pop up head lights work
Has the boot cover
Car has a lot off history with it
About 9 month mot
Had brand new rear brake callipers
It's a clean car but there is lacquer peal on it
Never been welded
Millage has stopped working since mot and needs a bulbs or 2 but the rest off it works
The passenger side window is broke
Manchester area
Feel free to message me for more info there is probably some bits I have missed
2200 price can be negotiable
What I can see that's not mentioned....
No reg - Covered up so can't do any history/mileage checks.
Gingercators instead of clear indicators
Front splitter damaged
CD player Changed for tape
Turbo guages fitted (and missing correct oil pressure sensor)
Door cards screwed in place.
Roller blind missing (normal cover in boot)
Rear seats look very Dry with Seat buckle imprints
Rear lenses "sealed" in place.
Hazard bulb not working (possibly)
OSR arch/paint looks suspicious - Could just be the photo
NSR arch just starting to blister

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Re: Facebook: Celebration 287/480

Post by WillC9303 » Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:44 am

I can never understand why people cover up number plates in sale listings. No personal info can be taken from one, and it looks like you are hiding something with the cars history.
William

1993 2.0i Limited Edition ‘Josephine’

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Jay-Kay-Em
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Re: Facebook: Celebration 287/480

Post by Jay-Kay-Em » Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:31 am

WillC9303 wrote:
Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:44 am
I can never understand why people cover up number plates in sale listings. No personal info can be taken from one, and it looks like you are hiding something with the cars history.
To give these people the benefit of doubt, it's to stop "cloning".

Policing nowadays is heavily based on number plate recognition (ANPR), as is congestion charging, ULEZ and parking. Using someone else's registration plate can save you a lot of money. Until you get caught obviously.

Autotrader therefore becomes a supermarket of other peoples registrations to choose from.

Lets say you had a 2019, Ford Focus Titanium, five door, in light blue metallic. You can dial those features into Autotrader and it will return a list of visually identical cars for number plates you can copy - so some other poor sod gets all the tickets.

Most of the premium clones I examine to ascertain true identity, their "real" counterpart was on a forecourt for sale somewhere.

What risk a 480 poses of being cloned is negligible, but I suspect the thought process is still there.

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