Lambo Mufflers: 1980 Volvo 262C Bertone V8 Custom

The Volvo 262C Bertone was a variant of Volvo’s 200-series that featured a chop-top vinyl covered greenhouse and assembly at the Bertone factory in Turin, Italy.  It all sound great until you realize that it was powered by a French V6 — except for this one today.  Find this 1980 Volvo 262C Bertone V8 Custom here on eBay bidding for $3,809 reserve-not-met with $8,900 buy-it-now located in Oklahoma City, OK.

The Volvo 262C is an odd car, not produced in large quantities (6622 produced from 1978 through 1980) but a significant population have been converted to V8 power…at least a large percent of the cars for sale at any given time.  Does that reflect the realities of a home-brew V8 swap or the percent of 262Cs that have been converted?  You’ll have to do your own research to answer that question.

Under the hood is a 327 cubic inch Chevrolet small block V8 which wouldn’t be as peppy as a modern LS1 V8, but it isn’t a bad version of the small block if you are on a budget.  The car features power brakes, power steering, power windows and working A/C.  What more do you need in a horseless carriage?

See a better deal on a V8 powered and Italian built custom?