1980 Volvo 262C.

May 22, 2016



Sneaky Pete said...

Interesting- I've never seen one of these before; never knew such a beast existed. Ya learn all sorts of things on this site. Sure is an ugly car though! 1980- I suppose these still had the dreaded Vulva mechanical injection? (Wonder if Vulva owners retrofitted other fuel systems, 'cuz I doubt there's anyone still alive today who knows how to fix the old mechanical injection system Vulva had!

Richard said...

I remember there was a black one from the early 80s that I remembered seeing on the street in the town that I grew up in..... It was also a fairly new car at that time as well

J+ said...

As much as I like the 242GT, I agree, this Bertone is physically offensive to my eyes. I'd settle for a regular 242 first.
As a child though, my friend's Father once took us for a ride in his Volvo Bertone 780 coupe .. what a ride. So quick I felt car-sick.

Never owned a Volvo but that (or the first of the newer C70s) I could go for.

My 70s SAAB 99 and 80s SAAB 16V 900 turbo out-class an older Volvo any day though.

Biff said...
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Biff said...

Love these without the vinyl top. I don't think white was a stock color - I've only seen silver and gold versions.

The real Achille's heel on this car was the problematic PRV V-6.

Unknown said...

I have worked on many K-jet mechanical fuel systems by bosch. I love them. I find them to be far better than any EFI system out there (stock or standalone)
here in Portland, there are many living and health K-Jet Volvos. and I know them pretty well.
The PRV Volvo V6 is Also a very good engine. If you are smart enough to fix their flaws. Most notably is the size of the oil channels in the head that feed the camshaft. Just drill them out a size larger and no more oil starvation to the cams. also good idea to do your regular maintenance.