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The Carrozzeria Bertone-built 262C was Volvo’s international jet-setter in the late 1970s, a high-end luxury coupe that spoke to the affluent personal car market that the once-humble Swedish automaker had in its sights. This car debuted in 1978 in one color combination – Mystic Silver over black – with the highly distinctive 3-inch-lowered, vinyl-wrapped roof and full leather interior that would become its trademarks. In its first year, it retained the 142-style dashboard, non-wraparound taillamps and high lift-over trunk, and 1,670 were built.
That aforementioned interior was another place where the Italian craftsmen at Bertone in Turin, Italy, worked their magic. Everything from the sun visors to the door panels was covered in gathered leather, and elm veneer accented the doors.
The exclusive engine choice for the 262C was the fuel-injected 2.7-liter Peugeot-Renault-Volvo V-6, which could be mated to a four-speed-plus-overdrive manual or Borg-Warner three-speed automatic.
This example for sale sports the automatic gearbox, has been garaged and has traveled just 60,000 miles. From the seller’s description:
Engine is 2664 cc 125 hp V6 cyl and runs very well. Exterior in very good condition and paint color is Mystic Silver. Two inch circular spot of rust above rear bumper and a cut in the rubber of the rear bumper. Top in like new condition. Original power antenna removed. Interior in very good condition. Normal wear on driver’s seat. Passenger seat, rear seats, door panels and door posts in excellent condition. Leather head liner in excellent condition; intact and uncut. Bertone attention to detail evident. After 3 months in storage, started immediately.
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