'94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale

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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'94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale

Post by MisterH » Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:37 pm

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Volvo-480-2- ... %7Ciid%3A1

Looks like it has the Canis wheels - very smart, but they're asking all the money!
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Re: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale

Post by Alan 480 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:47 pm

top notch price, but if it is really 50k and as clean and tidy around arches then that can save a load of grief :wink:
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Re: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale

Post by dragonflyjewels » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:09 pm

I spy a couple of rust bubbles on the arches, need sorting before they get any worse. The wear on the driver's seat bolster makes me wonder how many miles it did before the odo got fixed, or maybe it''s had a very large driver :lol: Apart from that, looks great.
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Re: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale

Post by jamescarruthers » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:32 pm

That looks very smart. I'd say that this one is worth the money. ‎I sold my last 480 for this amount. 
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 auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale

Post by jifflemon » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:33 pm

MisterH wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:37 pm
Looks like it has the Canis wheels
With huge ugly steel balancing weights.... seriously, period it may be, but invisible balancing folks, some modern standards are worth adopting!

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Re: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale

Post by big mike » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:53 pm

Saw this on eBay tonight,
Noticed lots of bubbles on one arch, how bad are they ( does it need cut out usually) and what fist is this?
MOT history doesn't look to bad.
What's a genuine figure it's worth , looking for honest appraisals

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Re: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale

Post by brinkie » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:52 am

Rust is already bubbling on a wheel arch (rusting from the inside, so needs a cut out, weld and paint job!) and the drivers seat shows more wear than you would expect from this mileage. Even here in The Netherlands you won't get 2,998 euro (which is what £2,695 is worth now) for a 480 in that condition. Also, someone fitted cheap Chinese rubber in a wrong size, 205 is too wide for 5.5" rims.
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Re: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale

Post by Jay-Kay-Em » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:30 am

Is the dash surround held on with duct tape behind the fog light switches?!? :shock:

Like people have said.... something brewing under them there arches.

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Re: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale

Post by Alan 480 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:49 am

not sure the seat is worn, maybe just a trick of light?

is Duct tape not the preferred method of holding stuff in place :wink:

Brinkie has better eyesight than I do regarding the tyre size!!!

price is 'opening gambit' you can always reduce the selling price, more difficult to increase it? depends how keen to sell (or been told to sell so place an advert with a high selling bid to 'not sell it, cos nobody wants it' :-) )
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Re: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale

Post by big mike » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:35 pm

Pity it's so far away, long way to go to find the hidden issues.
Being stuck in NE Scotland limits things

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Re: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale

Post by Alan 480 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:51 am

i know, another one up here would be fine to compare notes with.

there was a white one for sale in glasgow, might still have the number, i can drop you a PM.

you can add 'location' to the profile,
I thought , no idea why, that you were 'south'
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Re: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale

Post by big mike » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:25 pm

That would be great,
Had one mid 90's and would love one to surprise my wife.
Ive old fords so not an oficianado of volvos

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Re: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale

Post by Alan 480 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:50 pm

big mike wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:25 pm
That would be great,
Had one mid 90's and would love one to surprise my wife.
Ive old fords so not an oficianado of volvos
be canny aboot how you 'surprise the wife' !!!!

not often up in Macduff except fr Portsoy Boat Festival :wink:

Fraser is near Huntly so a bit closer, he seems to know where cars are for sale at ;)
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Re: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale

Post by jifflemon » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:59 pm

big mike wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:25 pm
Had one mid 90's and would love one to surprise my wife.
Didn’t work out for me! :rofl:

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Re: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale

Post by dcwalker » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:02 pm

jifflemon wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:59 pm
big mike wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:25 pm
Had one mid 90's and would love one to surprise my wife.
Didn’t work out for me! :rofl:
:rofl:

Depends what kind of surprise you want to give the wife I guess ;). I sounded out the "gift for the wife" approach recently as a possible angle in on a third 480: the wife reminded me of Jeff's experience and suggested I take very careful note!!

BTW Jeff, sorry, forgot all about that seat bolt; will get it off to you tomorrow/Monday...

The only further observation I'd make about the 480 subject of this post is that it appears to be missing the stone-chip stickers at the rear arches, which is always the clue to the arches having been done. In which case, it's a little disappointing to see rust bubbles forming again. Beyond that, though, it does look like a nice example.

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Re: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale

Post by Van » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:02 am

Wow, Jinyu tires, the owner really must have put some money in the car...
after over 10 years parted with the 1995 Volvo 480 ES 2.0

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Re: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale

Post by Van » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:08 am

dcwalker wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:02 pm
...The only further observation I'd make about the 480 subject of this post is that it appears to be missing the stone-chip stickers at the rear arches, which is always the clue to the arches having been done. In which case, it's a little disappointing to see rust bubbles forming again.
On the eighth photo there appears to be a color difference between the door and the rear side panel.
after over 10 years parted with the 1995 Volvo 480 ES 2.0

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Re: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale

Post by big mike » Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:13 pm

Think I will swerve this one

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Re: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale

Post by jifflemon » Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:52 pm

Van wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:02 am
Wow, Jinyu tires, the owner really must have put some money in the car...
Let’s have it right - incorrectly sized Jinyu tyres! :rofl:

You can tell an awful lot about an older car simply from the tyres.

Clearly this owner has gone with the “what’s the cheapest thing that’ll fit my car” approach.

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Re: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale

Post by Van » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:04 am

jifflemon wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:52 pm
Van wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:02 am
Wow, Jinyu tires, the owner really must have put some money in the car...
Let’s have it right - incorrectly sized Jinyu tyres! :rofl:

You can tell an awful lot about an older car simply from the tyres.

Clearly this owner has gone with the “what’s the cheapest thing that’ll fit my car” approach.
Very well spotted!
How can someone put "R" tires on it? Very irresponsible.
after over 10 years parted with the 1995 Volvo 480 ES 2.0

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