Anyone Looking for a Starter 480? - eBay - Alton, UK.

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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Anyone Looking for a Starter 480? - eBay - Alton, UK.

Post by edie_fox » Mon May 11, 2020 2:39 pm

...or rather, currently a non-starter to be quite exact!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VOLVO-480ES- ... ion=10%7C4

Not researched its history but might be a good foot in the 480 door.... :)

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Post by jifflemon » Mon May 11, 2020 2:46 pm

wow..... £850 for what's essential a scrap car...

£600 over my maximum bid!

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Post by edie_fox » Mon May 11, 2020 2:50 pm

Yeah, well over but they seem very disinterested in it, like they'd like to be rid. Thought if someone was looking for a first project, it might be affordable.

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Post by jifflemon » Mon May 11, 2020 3:18 pm

I'd say they're trying their luck - If they were genuinely clearing a p/x, it'd be a £99 start, or probably scrapped without a thought.

Obviously, every OLD car is worth a fortune, regardless of condition.

Think Keith Cooper has one for sale for less than that that is in better condition with MOT!

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Post by Martin Mc » Mon May 11, 2020 4:45 pm

I'd say the garage is being a bit greedy, since the lump already actually 'sold' last week on fleaBay for the princely sum of £487.77. The original ad was all righteous about payment and collection within 3 days, so I'm guessing the 'lucky winner' has probably blabbed about their excitement about acquiring a low mileage (really, I mean, reeeaalllyy??) car, and the garage have gone - ooh, maybe some rarity value, lets sell it again with a healthier margin. I've seen that kind of thing done time and time again on eBay.. :(

Anyway, it is nice to see another car potentially entering the fold - I might have been interested myself as a) it is white and b) it has another 2 digit reg plate, but Alton is in Hampshire and just a bit too saucy to consider the logistics under lockdown.

I'd wager it will be around for a while at £850 mind! Bloody cheek! :lol:
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Previous 480 pedigree: 1992 ES (1.7 White) 1993 ES (2.0 Red) 1994 S (1.7 White) 1994 ES 2.0 (metallic red) 1995 S (1.7 Black) #467 / 480 Celebration (flame red metallic) 1993 ES (2.0 Paris Blue)
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Re: Anyone Looking for a Starter 480? - eBay - Alton, UK.

Post by MisterH » Tue May 12, 2020 8:35 am

Near me, could have gone for a look for someone if necessary, if lock-down was clearer :?
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Re: Anyone Looking for a Starter 480? - eBay - Alton, UK.

Post by WalkableBuffalo » Tue May 12, 2020 9:41 am

I did see it from Facebook I think, makes mine look like a peach.
At least the lights look in good condition, about the best thing it has going for it.
Could make a good parts car for about £500 less...
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Re: Anyone Looking for a Starter 480? - eBay - Alton, UK.

Post by MisterH » Tue May 12, 2020 10:43 am

WalkableBuffalo wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 9:41 am
I did see it from Facebook I think, makes mine look like a peach.
At least the lights look in good condition, about the best thing it has going for it.
Could make a good parts car for about £500 less...
and its got a rear wash nozzle... :eek:
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Re: Anyone Looking for a Starter 480? - eBay - Alton, UK.

Post by Martin Mc » Tue May 12, 2020 1:24 pm

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and its got a rear wash nozzle... :eek:
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Aye, but I wouldn't be shelling out £850 for one of those :nuts:

Best case is someone falls in love with the thing and wrings a deal out of the erm, dealer.

Save the wedgie! :wink:
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Previous 480 pedigree: 1992 ES (1.7 White) 1993 ES (2.0 Red) 1994 S (1.7 White) 1994 ES 2.0 (metallic red) 1995 S (1.7 Black) #467 / 480 Celebration (flame red metallic) 1993 ES (2.0 Paris Blue)
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Re: Anyone Looking for a Starter 480? - eBay - Alton, UK.

Post by MisterH » Tue May 12, 2020 1:44 pm

Martin Mc wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 1:24 pm
and its got a rear wash nozzle... :eek:
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Aye, but I wouldn't be shelling out £850 for one of those :nuts:

Best case is someone falls in love with the thing and wrings a deal out of the erm, dealer.

Save the wedgie! :wink:
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