It is with much regret that the time has come to part with this wonderful car, It has had very little use in the past year but any time it has left my garage it has always drawn much attention due to the very limited number of these cars around today. Let me start by telling you a little about the history of this particular model. A team of American executives and engineers led by Henry Ford II had visited a Volvo factory in the mid-1970s and had brought Lincoln Continental Mark IVs to drive. The car generated interest among both the Volvo staff and the people living in the area. Without the facilities to spare on a low volume project, Volvo arranged with Bertone to build the coupe. The drivetrain, suspension, floor pan, and many of the body panels of the 262C were taken directly from the Volvo 260 sedan, with Bertone building the roof pillars, roof pan, windshield surround, cowl, and the upper parts of the doors. The roof of the 262C is about 10 cm lower than that of the 260 sedan. The 262C used the PRV engine, a V6 engine developed jointly by Peugeot, Renault, and Volvo. Standard equipment included power windows and mirrors, central locking, full leather interior, cruise control, air conditioning, heated front seats, alloy wheels and electrically powered radio antenna. The only optional extras were a limited-slip differential, a choice of stereos, and the no-cost option of a Borg-Warner three-speed automatic instead of the four-speed manual with electrically operated overdrive. Aimed mainly at the United States market, the 262C was Volvo's first entry in the luxury car market. This particular car is in exceptional condition and has only covered a genuine 38,000 miles from new and comes with a comprehensive service record. The car has a original dealer book pack including all manual's and a fully stamped up service book, the car also benefits from a history file containing previous mot's, service invoices, old tax discs, photos of the car throughout its life and Volvo promotional literature. I purchased this car together with a good friend with the intention of taking it to local classic car shows and enjoying it on nice days, but work and family commitments have made this a very rare occurrence and the car is just not getting used so I feel that now it is time to sell.
|Make||British Classic Cars|
|Category||British Classic Cars, Classic Cars, Volvo|
|LHD / RHD|
|Private / Trade|
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|Advert placed on||June 30, 2018 6:35 pm|