June 14, 2008

Volvo 262C Bertone



The luxury oriented Volvo 262 Bertone coupe was one of those cars that was essentially the answer to a question nobody asked and subsequently, was not a particularly popular model in the venerable 240 series. 
Shortly after re-locating to a new shop 15 years ago, my boss, Wolfgang was given this rather sorry 1978 262. Despite the name of this blog, the car did NOT run when parked and has remained this way ever since. As one familiar with the P.V.R. V6 engine will know, they're not quite up to the usual Volvo standards of reliability. This example was no exception. Currently the car continues to decompose in the back lot of the shop and will likely become scrap metal in the not too distant future. Years of abuse and neglect and near total lack of collectability despite it's relative rarity mean that this Swedish brick's days are numbered. 

1 comment:

James said...

oh COME ON!

You know what it needs. It needs to have the bodyworked fixed up, it needs a 2.3 red block with a 16v head and a T3/T04E, a Tremec T5, Ford 9" rear, and a huge front-mount!

and make it FLAT BLACK

ultimate turbo swedish rat rod. That would be awesome.

I have to say though, the 262C Bertone has a serious case of the uglies. I'm much more of a fan of the 780.