1989 Volvo 780 Bertone.

January 22, 2010

6 comments



6 comments:

tony said...

this is sick, i was not aware that bertone did a 740.

coopey said...

That colour suits it.

tony said...

... checking this out for the second time. still have never seen one of these on the road.

Anonymous said...

These cars were built between 1985-1990. In Turin, Italy! Not Sweden. About 8500 were built in the those 5 years. Designed by Bertone and not by Jan Wilsgaard. Since its italian built, it is a bit more fragile than other Volvos built at that time. It was handmade. So it shouldn't be driven during the winterseason, to keep it a clean and as durable as a Volvo should be :-) No part of car fits any of the 740 or 760. except for doorhandel or the buttons inside perhaps. They planned to fit a V6 PRV 2.5 l turbo (Renault) und the bonnet at first. But the engine did tend to overheat. Cause the engine compartment was smaller then of the other 700 series.
- a proud Volvo Bertone owner in Switzerland -

Anonymous said...

It was actually made from 1986 to 1991 but the '91 was just badged Coupe. The mechanical parts are the same ast 700/900. Body parts are all different.
I've owned 2 91s.

Anonymous said...

Nice looking, simple and RWD...

Would make a nice platform to do a 350 or 302 V-8 conversion...

Can you say "sleeper"?

With that blandness, they'd never see you coming... or going. LOL