Tuesday, May 9, 2017

European Union: 1980 Volvo 262C Bertone

The Volvo 262C Bertone was a multinational affair long before the world became as hyper-globalized as it is today.  The coupe variant of Volvo's 200-series that featured a chop-top vinyl covered greenhouse designed by a Swede, assembly at the Bertone factory in Turin, Italy, and with an engine from France. It was one of the strangest pan-European projects since Napoleon invaded Prussia. Find this 1980 Volvo 262C Bertone offered for $2,800 in San Diego, CA via craigslist.  Tip from Rock On!



Under the hood is a 2.7 liter version of the PRV 90-degree V6 that pushes out 130 horsepower on a good day -- but this one has a rare 4-speed manual +OD box so it should be moderately fun to drive. The chop top styling isn't for everyone, but if you're gonna go weird...may as well go all the way.


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4 comments:

  1. Run on Bertones. Here is another for sale in Virginia

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    1. That extra zero is either a typo or moonshine fueled optimism.

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    2. Yeah, we are all redneck hillbillies over here.

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  2. A phrase never read before in the history of the world: "A regular brick is better looking". You heard it here first!

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