Volvo 262C Coupe
1977-1981, 9951 produced.
Coupe,2 doors,5 seats
Volvo launched one of its most intriguing models in 1977, the 262C Coupe. The 262C Coupe was a unique two-door car coachbuilt in Italy by Bertone, based on the 260 saloon platform. Built mainly to special order this unique Volvo was a most unusual car in an otherwise bland model range.
The 262C Coupe came with two engines, a 2664cc plus a 2849cc unit, both of which were V6's. Most examples had automatic transmission and all came with air-conditioning. The body looked the same as a regular 260 from the waist downwards, apart from the two doors, although the vinyl covered roof was unique.
Production ran until 1981 when the car was quietly deleted from the Volvo line-up.
|Drivetrain||Steering||Front Suspension||Rear Suspension|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|120 mph||10.1 s|
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|02||Volvo 262C Coupe||BCA||3 Apr 2007||-||£400.00|
|037||Volvo 262C (1980)||Barons||23 May 2000||Not sold|
|234||Volvo 262C Coupe (1979)||RTS Auctions Ltd||23 Nov 1997||£1500.00||-|
|218||Volvo 262C (1980)||RTS Auctions Ltd||17 Aug 1997||Not sold|
|005||Volvo 262 Bertone (1980)||Sandown||20 Apr 1996||Not sold|
|032||Volvo 262 Coupe (1979)||H&H Sales Limited||17 Apr 1996||£900.00||-|
|015||Volvo 262C Fhc (1979)||H&H Sales Limited||23 Nov 1995||£1300.00||-|
|ISBN||Title||Publisher||Buy this book|
|3907153014||Volvo Cars 1927-2000 A Cavalcade: Christer Olsson||Vine House Distribution Ltd|
You can't be serious!
|Publication||Practical Classics Spring 2003|
|You can’t be serious! - Some cars, the pundits say, should have been strangled at birth. Sometimes, though, passing years can show them in a kinder light - or they can seem more pointless than ever. John Simister investigates five dead-cert commercial suicides.|
The French connection
|Publication||Classic & Sports Car September 2006|
|The French connection - The 'Douvrin' should be recognised as one of the great engines, says Dave Richards as he drives three disparate cars powered by the Versatile V6.|