Blue ES on eBay

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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zapcity
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Blue ES on eBay

Post by zapcity » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:25 pm

Hi all,

There is a blue 480 ES on eBay which i'm thinking of bidding on - K502 BWL

Item no. 264284863037

Mrs has always wanted this colour, so looks a nice example.

Anyone know anything about it?

Any input would be appreciated. Body and interior looks very tidy. Engine a bit messy but nothing to dramatic.

Cheers.
1994 480GT - arrived!!
XC60 and XC70 for the daily grind.
C70 Coupé Convertible for the sunny days. Should sell it but can't!

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Re: Blue ES on eBay

Post by jifflemon » Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:35 pm

Don’t know the car, but like I said on Facebook, steering wheel and bootliner are desirable extras...

Definitely see it before bidding as I suspect there’s a high reserve; seems a trend at the moment

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Re: Blue ES on eBay

Post by zapcity » Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:24 pm

Would like to take a look but too far away before auction ends.

Wish I had enquired about the E reg ES barn find in silver. Sold now but at least it's being restored.
1994 480GT - arrived!!
XC60 and XC70 for the daily grind.
C70 Coupé Convertible for the sunny days. Should sell it but can't!

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Re: Blue ES on eBay

Post by MisterH » Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:24 pm

zapcity wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:24 pm
Would like to take a look but too far away before auction ends.

Wish I had enquired about the E reg ES barn find in silver. Sold now but at least it's being restored.
I was going to go view that one, a stones throw from me, but it was gone when I messaged the seller - it was in the colour I always wanted. I wonder who ended up with it?
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Re: Blue ES on eBay

Post by zapcity » Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:51 pm

A guy on the 480uk Facebook forum for bought it. It looked in great condition under the dirt!
Thinking he might of got a bargain but don't know how much it cost.
1994 480GT - arrived!!
XC60 and XC70 for the daily grind.
C70 Coupé Convertible for the sunny days. Should sell it but can't!

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Re: Blue ES on eBay

Post by MisterH » Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:39 am

zapcity wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:51 pm
A guy on the 480uk Facebook forum for bought it. It looked in great condition under the dirt!
Thinking he might of got a bargain but don't know how much it cost.
he was asking £250
Current Jobs to do (31/03/19):
Fix Speedometer
New Tires
Fix Radio/Cassette
Gearbox difficulties

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Re: Blue ES on eBay

Post by zapcity » Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:02 pm

I feel like a real idiot now.

Should have bought it over the phone.

Real bargain at 250!
1994 480GT - arrived!!
XC60 and XC70 for the daily grind.
C70 Coupé Convertible for the sunny days. Should sell it but can't!

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Re: Blue ES on eBay

Post by MisterH » Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:17 pm

zapcity wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:02 pm
I feel like a real idiot now.

Should have bought it over the phone.

Real bargain at 250!
as did I, but hey, I was too slow off the mark, now that I have a 480 I am no longer trawling for 480 stuff all day on all the major sites
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Re: Blue ES on eBay

Post by zapcity » Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:24 am

Sold for £2250. Strong money but it was a very nice ES.
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Re: Blue ES on eBay

Post by jifflemon » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:06 am

There's been a surge of good 480's making strong money.... which is starting to bring a lot of projects out of barns.

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Re: Blue ES on eBay

Post by MisterH » Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:16 pm

jifflemon wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:06 am
There's been a surge of good 480's making strong money.... which is starting to bring a lot of projects out of barns.
but I can not imagine a 480 ever reaching Capri price level, which I am happy about, for me the 480 symbolises the fact that you don't need to fork out megabucks for a great car, I hope it can stay that way
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Re: Blue ES on eBay

Post by zapcity » Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:18 pm

MisterH wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:16 pm
jifflemon wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:06 am
There's been a surge of good 480's making strong money.... which is starting to bring a lot of projects out of barns.
but I can not imagine a 480 ever reaching Capri price level, which I am happy about, for me the 480 symbolises the fact that you don't need to fork out megabucks for a great car, I hope it can stay that way

I'd agree. The 480 is still fantastic value.

Everything 80s and now 90s seems to have gone through the roof recently, especially if it has a blue oval, so maybe the 480 is starting to move up.
1994 480GT - arrived!!
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C70 Coupé Convertible for the sunny days. Should sell it but can't!

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Re: Blue ES on eBay

Post by MisterH » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:56 pm

zapcity wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:18 pm
MisterH wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:16 pm
jifflemon wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:06 am
There's been a surge of good 480's making strong money.... which is starting to bring a lot of projects out of barns.
but I can not imagine a 480 ever reaching Capri price level, which I am happy about, for me the 480 symbolises the fact that you don't need to fork out megabucks for a great car, I hope it can stay that way

I'd agree. The 480 is still fantastic value.

Everything 80s and now 90s seems to have gone through the roof recently, especially if it has a blue oval, so maybe the 480 is starting to move up.
I did forget to mention that it is a great car one can use everyday as well, so much more soul than a modern finance-deal-mobile
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Re: Blue ES on eBay

Post by Alan 480 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:45 am

MisterH wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:56 pm

I did forget to mention that it is a great car one can use everyday as well, so much more soul than a modern finance-deal-mobile
yep, makes me think about a second one every time I drive the 480 vs C30 :-)
Alan

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Re: Blue ES on eBay

Post by dcwalker » Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:34 pm

Alan 480 wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:45 am
MisterH wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:56 pm

I did forget to mention that it is a great car one can use everyday as well, so much more soul than a modern finance-deal-mobile
yep, makes me think about a second one every time I drive the 480 vs C30 :-)
Hang in there Alan; I'm almost there...just as soon as I have the Celeb to the standard I want her I'll move on to looking for a new home for her :D

Life/work/health/other commitments just keep getting in the way at the moment :(

All the best

David
Current: 1994 480 GT, 1995 Celebration masquerading as 346/480
Previous: Celebration 269 (sadly abandoned project), Celebration 73, 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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Re: Blue ES on eBay

Post by Alan 480 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:44 am

dcwalker wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:34 pm
Alan 480 wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:45 am
MisterH wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:56 pm

I did forget to mention that it is a great car one can use everyday as well, so much more soul than a modern finance-deal-mobile
yep, makes me think about a second one every time I drive the 480 vs C30 :-)
Hang in there Alan; I'm almost there...just as soon as I have the Celeb to the standard I want her I'll move on to looking for a new home for her :D

Life/work/health/other commitments just keep getting in the way at the moment :(

All the best

David
ah but my standards are much lower than yours!!! ;)
Alan

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

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Re: Blue ES on eBay

Post by dcwalker » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:00 pm

Alan 480 wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:44 am
dcwalker wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:34 pm
Alan 480 wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:45 am


yep, makes me think about a second one every time I drive the 480 vs C30 :-)
Hang in there Alan; I'm almost there...just as soon as I have the Celeb to the standard I want her I'll move on to looking for a new home for her :D

Life/work/health/other commitments just keep getting in the way at the moment :(

All the best

David
ah but my standards are much lower than yours!!! ;)
:rofl: noted! I won't take forever then before running it past you ;)
Current: 1994 480 GT, 1995 Celebration masquerading as 346/480
Previous: Celebration 269 (sadly abandoned project), Celebration 73, 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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