How to be as cool as DCWalker?

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jamescarruthers
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How to be as cool as DCWalker?

Post by jamescarruthers » Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:10 am

Get a convertible C70 to go with your 480 of course!

We got this beauty about a week ago for only £1200. It is mechanically pretty good but needs some work on the seats (very tired leather) and wheels (need refurb, one has a flat spot so looses pressure) to make it super pretty again‎. Looking forward to taking it on a good long journey to Wales for a wedding in a few weeks time. Its the 2.4 turbo as the 2.3 T5 ones seemed to be about £1k more-- fast enough for me.

I would have preferred a later one with the better sound system, parking sensors, prettier lights & grille and not quite as worn inside but essentially I had to have this with its few tired bits one because it looked so handsome ‎in red with the cream interior! Heart over head but it is all fixable or swappable.‎

It will relieve the stress on the 480 in general and also I will have a car while it gets its wheel arches and paint in July. ‎

Imageexxon near my location

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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
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: How to be as cool as DCWalker?

Post by dcwalker » Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:55 am

:rofl: :rofl:
Well, what can I say??

Really pleased for you both - it's s lovely looking example and you're more than up to giving it the tlc it needs.

Hoping to get mine back on the road next week but more on that later...

Enjoy! :hopping:

David
Current: 1994 480 GT (plus 2004 C70 Collection, 2014 V60 SE Lux Nav)
Previous: Celebration masquerading as 346, Celebration 269 (sadly abandoned project), Celebration 73, 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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Re: How to be as cool as DCWalker?

Post by brinkie » Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:59 am

Nice car!
Those wheels look like they are from a late model V70 (Ford Mondeo), if so, make sure you have proper spacers installed as the wheel hub is smaller.
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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Re: How to be as cool as DCWalker?

Post by jamescarruthers » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:29 am

Thanks guys!

They are Volvo "Comet" wheels, fitted to a lot of C70's. I will ask about spacers at the Volvo specialist I'm going to put it in for a service at
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
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: How to be as cool as DCWalker?

Post by MisterH » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:28 am

Looks like a nice addition to the fleet for the summer, congratulations!
Current Jobs to do (31/03/19):
Fix Speedometer
New Tires
Fix Radio/Cassette
Gearbox difficulties

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Re: How to be as cool as DCWalker?

Post by jifflemon » Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:48 pm

I pray you don't have A981 trim code.... (arena, select leather).

Its the VERY light leather, and is rarer than brand new, undamaged 480 rear lights.

Ask me how I know......

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Re: How to be as cool as DCWalker?

Post by Alan 480 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:46 pm

jifflemon wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:48 pm
Ask me how I know......
how?

sitting on them with denim jeans / coveralls?

ah the joys of a dark leather interior 480 type (or old style wipe-off vinyl) :wink:

and all that lovely convertible for £1200 :shock: :D
Alan

480 ES 2litre x 2, C30 1.8ES, SS1

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