The Volvo 780 was a limited production (~8,500 examples built from ’86-’91) 2-door coupe version of the popular 700-series sedan (’82-’92), of which 1.4 million were produced. The unique body was designed and built by Carrozzeria Bertone in Turin, Italy and was thankfully free from the silly vinyl top that covered the top of the earlier 262C Bertone Coupe. Find this 1989 Volvo 780 Bertone Coupe offered for $3500 in Southern Maine via facecoupe marrakesh.
In the early days of the horseless carriage, if you wanted a nice car, you picked your frame/running gear and then found a coachbuilder to make the body. This was the recipe for expensive cars until the auto manufacturers decided they wanted 100% of the pie and started putting fancy bodies on their frames. Oddly […]
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 […]
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 […]
Whenever someone mentions the name Bertone in conjunction with Volvo, I always think of those funny looking chop-top 262C coupes that always end up in junkyards or powered by domestic V8s on the way to the junkyard. Maybe it was the vinyl top, but I could never get past the odd looks far enough to […]
Reader Andy L. sent us an email a few weeks back with a tip to a clean Volvo 780 Bertone Coupe, and started off with the following line: “Dear Staff at Daily Turismo, I think I have found some Scandinavian ground that is yet unexplored by DT.” Andy is correct – somehow over the past […]