The Volvo 780 was a limited production (~8,500 examples built from ’86-’90) 2-door coupe version of the popular 700-series sedan (’82-’92), of which 1.4 million were produced. The unique body designed and built by Carrozzeria Bertone isn’t unpleasing to the eye, and isn’t covered with a vinyl top like the earlier 262C. Find this 1991 Volvo 780 Coupe offered for $2,700 near Des Moines, IA via craigslist. Tip from Zach.
The 780 Coupe was the Swedish response to big German & American luxobarges making hefty profit margins, and the guys at Volvo wanted in on this gravy train. It was the last time that Volvo offered a rear-drive luxury flagship coupe, and the 780 cost more than $35k when new ($61k in 2015 money).
Powering the ’91 Coupe is 2.3 liter B230FT turbocharged 4-banger that pushes out 188 horsepower (up a few from previous model years) into a 4-speed automatic. You also got a multi-link rear end with a limited slip differential and big anti roll bars.
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