Possible sale of Celebration 467

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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Possible sale of Celebration 467

Post by dcwalker » Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:12 am

Just a heads-up at this stage - it's likely I will be selling my Celebration Nilani, number 467, very soon. Reasons are primarily space and the need to rationalise the fleet since it is about to grow again due to the need to have at least one practical car.

If and when she goes up for sale I will of course do a proper post, but if anyone thinks they might be interested do let me know. Asking price is likely to be around the £1,000 mark.

A couple of recent photos attached, just as a taster!

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Current: 1994 480 GT (plus 2004 C70 Collection & 2010 V50 SE)
Previous: Celebration 467 (returned to Martin Mc); Celebration 346 (re-homed with Alan480); Celebration 269 (scrapped abandoned project), Celebration 73 (sold on after 6 years), 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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Re: Possible sale of Celebration 467

Post by jifflemon » Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:40 am

Just a thought (coming from the "for sale expert" :lol: )

But I'd potentially have that price as "people on here" price. Throw something on CarandClassic, or eBay with double the figure. Treat them both as a shopwindow...

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Re: Possible sale of Celebration 467

Post by MisterH » Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:43 am

Sorry to hear this, she looks very straight indeed!

I presume that if she does have to go it won't be the last of you on here?

What are you thinking of getting as a "practical" car? :D
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Re: Possible sale of Celebration 467

Post by jifflemon » Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:58 am

He's still got his gorgeous green GT (until he finally realises it would be better off with me), so he'll definitely still be around!

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Re: Possible sale of Celebration 467

Post by MisterH » Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:05 am

jifflemon wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:58 am
He's still got his gorgeous green GT (until he finally realises it would be better off with me), so he'll definitely still be around!
Oh yes I see now, all in bold
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Re: Possible sale of Celebration 467

Post by Norm57 » Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:44 am

:D David your mad, but I will swap you for the Rover 75 !!

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Re: Possible sale of Celebration 467

Post by dcwalker » Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:17 am

Thanks all!

The "practical car" has now joined the fleet in the shape of a rather smart V50. Pics will follow when I am not on my phone...

Ben - have no fear, I shall still be here as always. I am NOT going 480-less, having tried that before!

Norm, I probably am mad but if I keep 4 cars they won't get enough use each. Thanks for the swap offer, but...
:lol:

Jeff - I'll leave you the GT in my will :lol:

David
Current: 1994 480 GT (plus 2004 C70 Collection & 2010 V50 SE)
Previous: Celebration 467 (returned to Martin Mc); Celebration 346 (re-homed with Alan480); Celebration 269 (scrapped abandoned project), Celebration 73 (sold on after 6 years), 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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Re: Possible sale of Celebration 467

Post by Norm57 » Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:01 pm

dcwalker wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:17 am
Thanks all!

The "practical car" has now joined the fleet in the shape of a rather smart V50. Pics will follow when I am not on my phone...

Ben - have no fear, I shall still be here as always. I am NOT going 480-less, having tried that before!

Norm, I probably am mad but if I keep 4 cars they won't get enough use each. Thanks for the swap offer, but...
:lol:

Jeff - I'll leave you the GT in my will :lol:

David
Can’t blame me for trying! If you decide to sell pm me and I will come and see you. Cheers

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Re: Possible sale of Celebration 467

Post by dcwalker » Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:14 pm

jifflemon wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:58 am
He's still got his gorgeous green GT (until he finally realises it would be better off with me), so he'll definitely still be around!
I was thinking, Jeff - rather than waiting for me to die and you to get the GT under my will, and knowing what an enthusiast you are for the big money asking prices that seem to be in vogue at the moment, offer me £8,500 and the GT can go to her rightful home, and I get to hang on to the Celebration too. How does that sound? :rofl: ;)

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Current: 1994 480 GT (plus 2004 C70 Collection & 2010 V50 SE)
Previous: Celebration 467 (returned to Martin Mc); Celebration 346 (re-homed with Alan480); Celebration 269 (scrapped abandoned project), Celebration 73 (sold on after 6 years), 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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Re: Possible sale of Celebration 467

Post by dcwalker » Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:22 pm

Well, that was easy!

Tomorrow, Nilani is heading back across the Pennines to where she came from last year - yes, Martin is taking her back :D

Hopefully he'll continue to post on her progress...

David
Current: 1994 480 GT (plus 2004 C70 Collection & 2010 V50 SE)
Previous: Celebration 467 (returned to Martin Mc); Celebration 346 (re-homed with Alan480); Celebration 269 (scrapped abandoned project), Celebration 73 (sold on after 6 years), 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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Re: Possible sale of Celebration 467

Post by Norm57 » Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:59 pm

dcwalker wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:22 pm
Well, that was easy!

Tomorrow, Nilani is heading back across the Pennines to where she came from last year - yes, Martin is taking her back :D

Hopefully he'll continue to post on her progress...

David
Good luck with her Martin, D C has returned you a nice 480!

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Re: Possible sale of Celebration 467

Post by jifflemon » Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:04 pm

dcwalker wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:22 pm
Well, that was easy!

Tomorrow, Nilani is heading back across the Pennines to where she came from last year - yes, Martin is taking her back :D

Hopefully he'll continue to post on her progress...

David
Multi-480 ownership is the future I'm telling you! :lol:

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Re: Possible sale of Celebration 467

Post by dcwalker » Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:11 pm

jifflemon wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:04 pm
dcwalker wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:22 pm
Well, that was easy!

Tomorrow, Nilani is heading back across the Pennines to where she came from last year - yes, Martin is taking her back :D

Hopefully he'll continue to post on her progress...

David
Multi-480 ownership is the future I'm telling you! :lol:
When you next see her, you can tell Lee I should have another one...and duck immediately afterwards!! ;) :D

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Current: 1994 480 GT (plus 2004 C70 Collection & 2010 V50 SE)
Previous: Celebration 467 (returned to Martin Mc); Celebration 346 (re-homed with Alan480); Celebration 269 (scrapped abandoned project), Celebration 73 (sold on after 6 years), 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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Re: Possible sale of Celebration 467

Post by jifflemon » Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:35 pm

dcwalker wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:11 pm
When you next see her, you can tell Lee I should have another one...and duck immediately afterwards!! ;) :D

David
I'd never tell her you need another one!

Another two.... now that's more like it! :rofl:

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Re: Possible sale of Celebration 467

Post by Martin Mc » Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:08 am

To be honest, as soon as David hinted at the possibility, there was only one possible destination in my mind :D

Plus, if course, I was desperate to rejoin the Celebration register ;)

Now all I need is my original white ES back, and I'll have enough cars & colours for a flag parade at the next meet.

Thanks to David for your marvellous stewardship of a fine rare old car. Looking forward to posting updates & of course to driving Nilani.

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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: Possible sale of Celebration 467

Post by dcwalker » Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:25 am

Martin Mc wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:08 am
...and I'll have enough cars & colours for a flag parade at the next meet.

I like the idea of a flag parade, and with red white and blue we could do our own take on the Italian Job :lol:

I have to say though what I'd be really looking forward to, Martin, is seeing how you drive all three cars at the same time! :rofl:

David
Current: 1994 480 GT (plus 2004 C70 Collection & 2010 V50 SE)
Previous: Celebration 467 (returned to Martin Mc); Celebration 346 (re-homed with Alan480); Celebration 269 (scrapped abandoned project), Celebration 73 (sold on after 6 years), 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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Re: Possible sale of Celebration 467

Post by jifflemon » Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:58 am

dcwalker wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:25 am

I have to say though what I'd be really looking forward to, Martin, is seeing how you drive all three cars at the same time! :rofl:

David
I speak from experience.... it's easy!

(because only 1 of the 3 will ever be in a driveable state at any point in time) :rofl:

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Re: Possible sale of Celebration 467

Post by dcwalker » Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:24 am

jifflemon wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:58 am
dcwalker wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:25 am

I have to say though what I'd be really looking forward to, Martin, is seeing how you drive all three cars at the same time! :rofl:

David
I speak from experience.... it's easy!

(because only 1 of the 3 will ever be in a driveable state at any point in time) :rofl:
Ahh...I'm worried now - I've got two eminently driveable 480s sitting here side by side in the rain, one to go off to Blackburn and one to take me back home. Does that make me some sort of freak??? :shock: ;)

Proof:

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Current: 1994 480 GT (plus 2004 C70 Collection & 2010 V50 SE)
Previous: Celebration 467 (returned to Martin Mc); Celebration 346 (re-homed with Alan480); Celebration 269 (scrapped abandoned project), Celebration 73 (sold on after 6 years), 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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Re: Possible sale of Celebration 467

Post by Norm57 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:39 pm

The sale to Martin (congrats), has foiled my grand plan of having two 480s without swmbo knowing. They are both burgundy N reg cars and because she does not look at cars too closely I had a chance she would not notice! Unlikely I know but you never know!!

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Re: Possible sale of Celebration 467

Post by doingitsideways » Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:56 pm

Damn.
Just as missing my old Celebration gets too much and I start to think about getting another, I miss out on one from the same fella who I gave my last one to :cryhard:
"If you can't fix it with a hammer, it's an electrical fault!"
Hammers can't fix a 480!!!

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