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Old Dec 14th, 2017, 17:52   #1
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Default 480 celebration possible sale...

I'm currently driving a friends 480, while my v70 is being repaired. Unfortunately due to a change in his circumstances he might have to sell it.

I'm just wondering if there would be much interest on here?

There is a pic of it in one of my other posts in the 400 section (not a great pic though so will get some better ones up at the week end).

So what is it:

1995 (N) 480 Celebration, 116 of 500.
2.0 manual
115K miles (ish)

It has all the usual faults:
leaky boot (light seals I believe)
Faulty info centre, although there is a spare which I might sort out and put in soon
Missing day light lens
Misty long range lights - lenses need resealing (if thats possible?)
Faded rear clusters
Front splitter is broken
X1 rusty rear arch - saveable with some work
X1 rusty rear arch - needs a bit more work than the other

Some good bits:
Overall the body is fairly good, apart from the main points already mentioned.
Currently on a set of aftermarket tws wheels but does have the original alloys
Brakes overahalled a year or so ago
New front spring
Its a classic! and becoming quite a rare thing.

So, the important bit... value. I know its only worth what some one is willing to pay / accept but at the same time we all know the classic & collector value of the car and I don't want my friend to give it away for peanuts really.

In good condition I'd expect to get around 1500-2000 so maybe around 1K as it is? (don't shout too much! - be nice!)

Let me know your thoughts, I'll try and get some better photos up at the week end.
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Old Dec 15th, 2017, 19:39   #2
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I wish I was allowed to buy another, but unfortunately I'm not :-(

Assuming the info centre is just blank, it's most likely a small halogen bulb in the cluster.
Whether they are still available is another matter....
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Old Dec 29th, 2017, 16:44   #3
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Low res photos now attached (hopefully!). I have all of these plus a few more in high res (about 20mp), just let me know if you want them.













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Old Jan 9th, 2018, 17:19   #4
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Low res photos now attached (hopefully!). I have all of these plus a few more in high res (about 20mp), just let me know if you want them.

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Old Jan 10th, 2018, 14:33   #5
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I think around 1k is just about right. I will soon be selling my white 480 turbo, slightly better body-wise but similar aside from that. I was going to pitch in at around 1250.
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