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Old Jul 30th, 2020, 11:32   #11
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So I bit the bullet and took this car on at the end of last week - thanks Stephen, it was a pleasure meeting you!

I wanted another project car and that is exactly what this is - essentially sound but needs quite a bit of tlc and will keep me occupied for a while to come. I will start a thread in the appropriate part of the forum in due course.

It's interesting to see just how similar and yet just how different the 440 is to the 480. One thing I do like is the spacious engine compartment - without the different shape of front-end and with no air-conditioning equipment in the way there is soooo much space to play with!!

The "other 400s", ie 440 and 460, seem to be so unloved I fear they will become extinct if we don't start trying to save the remaining few, so this is my contribution to that exercise. Hopefully, though, it'll also give me a good and useable car in due course...

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Old Jul 30th, 2020, 21:35   #12
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So I bit the bullet and took this car on at the end of last week - thanks Stephen, it was a pleasure meeting you!

I wanted another project car and that is exactly what this is - essentially sound but needs quite a bit of tlc and will keep me occupied for a while to come. I will start a thread in the appropriate part of the forum in due course.

It's interesting to see just how similar and yet just how different the 440 is to the 480. One thing I do like is the spacious engine compartment - without the different shape of front-end and with no air-conditioning equipment in the way there is soooo much space to play with!!

The "other 400s", ie 440 and 460, seem to be so unloved I fear they will become extinct if we don't start trying to save the remaining few, so this is my contribution to that exercise. Hopefully, though, it'll also give me a good and useable car in due course...

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Excellent save, David.

I still have two 440s (a GLT 2.0i and a 1.9TD), as well as two 460 CD 2.0i's - one manual and one auto. All are projects, but you can restore a car which has sat parked up for years, but not one which has been crushed into a cube in the scrap yard.

Good to see another one saved...
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Nice to (at last) see some love for the 400s.

I now have a set: an F reg 440 GLT, a G reg 460 Turbo and an L reg 480ES 2.0

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Nice to (at last) see some love for the 400s.

I now have a set: an F reg 440 GLT, a G reg 460 Turbo and an L reg 480ES 2.0

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I've had many 480s, all the way back to when they were current. Since in the early 90s my 480 was still being maintained by Volvo, I always used to have 440s or 460s as loan cars, and I always liked them. They don't have quite the handling of the 480, but equally they have a little more practicality to offer...

Recently, alongside my 480GT (which is never leaving my ownership while I have any say in the matter) I have recently had, done up, and sold on two 480 Celebrations in succession. I've long been mindful that the 440/460 will disappear completely if we don't move now, so needing a new project I thought it would be a nice change.

I am very pleased with her - yes, she's had a lot done but yes, she needs a lot doing. I am making steady progress. Eventually she should be a very nice practical car, which I may well keep (I have now started using her as a daily driver).

I was only thinking today that I'd still like a turbo in the fleet, and that a 460 Turbo would be ideal. It's good to know I'm not the only one interested in perhaps getting the whole 400 family together! Mind you, if a 480 turbo came along at the right condition/price/time...

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For those other valiant people - I know you're few but you are out there - that care about the 400 series, I have started a showroom thread for this 440 now I have made some decent progress with her:

https://www.volvoforums.org.uk/showthread.php?t=312215

Steve, if you're still on here, as I promised she is in safe hands...

Enjoy!

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