One You Can Buy: 1991 Volvo 480 Turbo

The cheapest running 480 on mobile.de is this for €599. There are just 13 on sale at the moment.

1991 Volvo 480 Turbo: source
1991 Volvo 480 Turbo: source

Autoscout has a further 68 though a few may be the same car advertised twice. The cheapest one is €600. Autotrader has one for £2,995. That one has 100,000 km and has had three owners.The UK example is photographed rather nicely: this seller is taking their job seriously but then again the price is quite serious too (more than €600 serious).

1995 Volvo 480 ES: stone cold classics
1995 Volvo 480 ES: stone cold classics

Having had a look at their site I also found this yellow miracle:

1983 Mitsubishi Starion Turbo: stone cold classics
1983 Mitsubishi Starion Turbo: stone cold classics

And this is the interior. Can you spot the ashtray location?

1983 Mitsubishi Starion interior: stone cold classics
1983 Mitsubishi Starion interior: stone cold classics

Author: richard herriott

I like anchovies. I dislike post-war town planning.

2 thoughts on “One You Can Buy: 1991 Volvo 480 Turbo”

  1. I always liked the 480, and the Turbo would have had some nice oomph. It was always a bit of an oddity, though in their range, although that probably added to my perception of the charm.

    1. It was the car you didn’t expect from Volvo. Car magazine’s “Parting shot” on the car has rung in my ears for two decades. It only sounded mean-spirited, not fun. The looks, package and price of the 480 meant it should have been a car that Car respected.

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