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Volvo 480 Celebration No.001. 27100miles

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Old Jun 24th, 2019, 15:41   #81
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Hi Paul,

Good and bad news on 480 Celebration 1/480.

Bad news: It was involved in an accident and was a Cat S write off last year. It had a rear end shunt and was listed for sale. See advert here: -

Good news: A couple of 480 fans (Tom & Elliott) purchased it and put it back on the road. They did it in double quick time, and it was ready for the Volvo600 event at Bruntingthorpe in March '19.

If you look on the Volvo 480 UK facebook page you should be able to contact Tom and find out what his plans are.

A few pictures from the event: -

Originally Posted by paulw1028 View Post
Good afternoon guys, apologies for this being my first post but my search is pretty specific.

Firstly let me explain who i am. My name is Paul and i am the chap who sold the 480 - 001 back in 2006 i think. It was a family inheritance and at the time i was not as wise as i am now.

I was wondering if anyone knew the fate / wareabouts of the 001 car as i would be interested in bringing it back home if available.

Reading this thread does fill me with some sadness, if i may i can clear up some comments.
The car was indeed repaired, however it was due to a parking mishap by my elderly grandfather, the front wing had minor damage. My grandfather purchased the car new along with a private registration of the same year, (M). I was not aware of the significance of the car until his passing where the car became my responsibility as i have a keen interest in other marks. When i found the car i discovered it to have fresh oil and had been collected, serviced and delivered back to the garage by Volvo some time previously and never moved. A new battery and it sprung into life without issues. It was what is now referred to as a "barn find" the garage was over grown, stuff everywhere and took a full day to extract!

I am pretty sure i have some photo's somewhere, i'll try and dig them out.


Now: - MY12 XC60 SE Lux Premium D3 Geartonic AWD, MY09 XC70 D5 SE Lux Geartronic AWD, MY08 C70 SE Lux D5 Geartronic & 1994 480GT
Previously: - MY08 V50 2.0D SE Lux, MY08 S40 1.8 SE, MY10 C70 SE Lux 2.0D Powershift, & 99 V40 2.0T SE Lux
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Old Jun 26th, 2019, 16:37   #82
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Thanks for the info i'll certainly look out for that.

Hearing the news about the damage and salvage title does throw a bucket of water over my desires a bit. I'll have a ponder

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