Lot 49 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 16th October 2019)
Sold for £4,050
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: H783JEL
Chassis No: XLBEX145ELC556110
Mot Expiry: Aug 2020
- Book pack and two keys
- Just been treated to four brand new Avon tyres and a Cambelt in August 2019.
- Said to be in "time-warp" condition
This incredibly original 480 ES Automatic is in time warp condition. A genuine one owner example, it has been stored for the last seven years and driven just 23,000 warranted miles from new. The vendor presently classes the bodywork, Polar White paintwork, Grey velour interior trim, four-cylinder engine and automatic gearbox as all being in 'excellent' order, and informs us that 'everything works at it should'. The Volvo is accompanied by a selection of service records, book pack, pair of keys and an MOT valid until August 27 next year. The sporty 480 ES three-door Coupe penned by John de Vries was manufactured in the Netherlands from 1986 until 1995, in the same factory that had once produced the DAF cars - it effectively replaced the Volvo P1800. Power for the normally aspirated 1.7-litre Renault-supplied engine was quoted at 108bhp, and the car's favourable handling was at least partly attributable to its suspension being designed by Lotus.