1991 Volvo Bertone Coupé.

August 16, 2011

10 comments




10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Alright! The 4-cylinder turbo. Didn't bring many in that year.

tony said...

sharp eyes catching this. even since you posted that one last year, i've never spotted a 780. super cool.

Justin said...

Sweet, these are rarer than 240 Bertones.

Bildrömmar och drömbilar said...

They are a bit more common here in Sweden. But I have just seen an handfull in my life.

Mikael said...

I like how it resembles a 740 really closely, but I guess almost none of the parts are interchangeable.

Too bad they couldn't afford to make decent engines...

Anonymous said...

What it is is a Masererati BiTurbo's shot at redemption, with that 4cyl Turbo.

The earlier 780s had Volvo's 3nd version of the PRV... Which was better than the 262c but, nothing like it should have been.

Those things have trippy interiors, you should get a shot next time.

The Window regulators are all broken btw, if you don't have a polarizer.

Jon4Than said...

To my eyes, it doesn't look very special, but Bertone must be a big deal.

ben said...

I think this is one of the coolest final hurrahs of the RWD Volvos. The only one I'd rather have more is a final year 940 Turbo wagon. The b23ft engine was better than ever in its last years.

Anonymous said...

Actually, looks more like a 90's 850/940/960 version of a coupe.

Back when Volvos were cool, RWD and square. Now, Volvos are round and FWD, like every other GARBAGE out there.

pitufo said...

@ Mikael : The 6-cyl engine was not brilliant, but the 4-cyl is a robust and enjoyable engine that allows high mileage without high costs. I drive the 4-cyl 16 valves and it is very fast and feels very modern for a car that was presented almost 30 y ago (1985 in Europe)