5k: Oddity: 1987 Volvo 780 Bertone Coupe

This next feature comes courtesy of a tip from Andy L who writes:   I like it, even though it reminds me of a 2-door Chevy Celebrity and a Maserati Bi-turbo.  Driving up a hill.  It probably performs about as well too!!  Find this 1987 Volvo 780 Bertone Coupe offered here on eBay for $7,500 buy-it-now with a few hours to go, located in Long Island City, NY.

The Volvo 780 Coupe (1986-1990) was a 2-door Bertone styled personal luxury coupe in the spirit of the original 262C (1977-1981).  The 780 Coupe was also assembled in Turin, Italy at the Carrozzeria Bertone factory, but the top was not covered in vinyl like its predecessor.  The roof was also mildly chopped give a sporty greenhouse, but not as extreme as the 262C.  It was a lesson in restraint taught by the reaction to the 262C, but sales we still limited at around 8,500 for the world (5700 USA), probably due to the $35k price tag in 1987.

This 780 is equipped with the 2.8 liter V6 called the B280F in Volvo-speak, but it was part of the PRV6 family of shared engines between Peugeot, Renault and Volvo — and most notably used in the DeLorean DMC-12.  This version is mated to a 4-speed automatic gearbox and out to a live axle in the back. 

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