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cptlingo
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480 GT

Post by cptlingo » Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:49 pm

Is there any way to proof that Volvo 480 is an GT version were they giving some kind of papers on that how to verify this? I am from Europe Edit: I'm trying to buy Volvo 480 GT but seller wants a lot of money only because it's a GT one so how can he give me evidence on that is actually one not fake one?

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Re: 480 GT

Post by dragonflyjewels » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:04 pm

The UK GT has different leather to any other model - it should look like this

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It should have the Vesa wheels, airbag steering wheel and aircon, and be either Racing Green or Flame Red with a 480GT badge on the rear hatch.

If you are looking at one outside of UK we'd need to know which country. In France, the GT is quite common and completely different.
Sylvia

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

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Re: 480 GT

Post by cptlingo » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:47 pm

It's from German/netherlands

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Re: 480 GT

Post by cptlingo » Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:01 pm

But they weren't giving some kind of paper when first owner was buying it? Or the only way to see if it's a gt it's by its accessories?

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Re: 480 GT

Post by dragonflyjewels » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:17 pm

You will need a reply from someone in Netherlands or Germany as it varied from country to country. Ours have 480 GT on the V5, which is the document of ownership.
Sylvia

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

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Re: 480 GT

Post by cptlingo » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:32 pm

Do u know anyone from germany?

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Re: 480 GT

Post by dragonflyjewels » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:13 pm

I've emailed a 480 owner in Netherlands and another one in Germany, hopefully one of them will be able to help.
Sylvia

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

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Re: 480 GT

Post by brinkie » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:18 pm

In continental Europe, you have to check the "D.3" field of the registration.
This is my car, a Volvo 480 GT registered in The Netherlands in 1994:
D.1 VOLVO
D.3 480 GT 2.0 I

But really, the GT version in NL is just an option package. It comprises ABS, airconditioning, front fog lights, front spoiler, electrical antenna mast, leather upholstery and height adjustable passenger seat.

Should you find a basic spec Volvo 480, you can retrofit everything with great ease from a scrap car (I know several good sources), except for ABS and airconditioning. ABS is a part that can break, airconditioning is broken in almost all cars and new parts are unavailable.
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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: 480 GT

Post by cptlingo » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:44 pm

Can u show me the picture of how it should look like?

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Re: 480 GT

Post by cptlingo » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:45 pm

So if volvo have those things u can pretty much say its an GT model? :v

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Re: 480 GT

Post by cptlingo » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:46 pm

And what about aircondittioning most of them are broken in V480?

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Re: 480 GT

Post by cptlingo » Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:07 pm

I can send the picture of the document of ownership so maybe u will see something on that

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Re: 480 GT

Post by dragonflyjewels » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:30 pm

I have heard back from my German contact, he has a customer who can no longer drive so her 480GT (automatic) will probably be up for sale. Very good condition with new rear bumper bar. I can put you in touch if interested.

My Dutch friend confirms what Brinkie said. Here's his reply:


In the Netherlands the used carmarket is booming, the 480 are rising rapidly in value. Not every car is that well maintained also.


A 480 GT is always model year 1994/1995.

Original taurus rims, some GT models have the Vesa-rims like your cars.

Foglights at the front

Airconditioning

Frontspoiler.

ABS (with or without TRACS, both options are possible)

Leather seats, black/grey the slippery one. (2320)

Some are equipped with the more luxery collection leather (2346)

Height adjustable passengerseat.

480 GT Batch at the back

Electric antenna (arial)

Left hand drive.



Al lot of more luxery 480’s (GT’s, Collection editions) are imported from Germany.

It’s carpasport (kentekenbewijs) tells the story.

It is an true dutch car if the date is the same for first registration and date of release “datum eerste toelating” and “Datum eerste afgifte Nederland”

The “D.3 handelsbenaming” says GT.



Somethings can be checked with the VIN-tag.

http://www.volvo-480-europe.org/volvo480/vin_reader.php


The interieurcode shoud be 2320 or 2346.

example of a VIN plaquette

A - Approval code
B - Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
C1 - Maximum weight incl. load
C2 - Maximum weight incl. load and trailer
C3 - Maximum load on front axle
C4 - Maximum load on rear axle
D - Code for special vehicles
E - unknown - probably Market code - 23 = Germany, others will follow
F - Paint code
G - Interior code

Colous can be:

314 - Vase Green Metallic

318 - Paris Blue Metallic

319 - Steel Grey Metallic

321 - Dark Green Metallic

322 - Flame Red Metallic

323 - Dark Grey Metallic

239 - White Satin

235 - Red

234 - White

You can check the car history at https://ovi.rdw.nl/
Sylvia

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

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Re: 480 GT

Post by cptlingo » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:59 pm

I am interested :) Sadly i found out from seller the car is from germany for sure but on the paper that is suppose to be the paper u get when u buy the car are just some random numbers that mean nothing... i can show the pic if you want. But the car that he is selling have most of that things u mentioned

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Re: 480 GT

Post by Van » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:36 pm

I thought to know the GT also had heated seats and traction control.
after over 10 years parted with the 1995 Volvo 480 ES 2.0

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Re: 480 GT

Post by Van » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:39 pm

cptlingo wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:59 pm
I am interested :) Sadly i found out from seller the car is from germany for sure but on the paper that is suppose to be the paper u get when u buy the car are just some random numbers that mean nothing... i can show the pic if you want. But the car that he is selling have most of that things u mentioned
Probably the "Fahrzeugschein". Explanation here https://www.bussgeldkatalog.org/fahrzeugschein
after over 10 years parted with the 1995 Volvo 480 ES 2.0

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