If you were looking for excitement in your driving during the 1970s, then Volvo was probably the last manufacturer you'd consider buying from. The Swedish firm decided it was time to rid itself of its dowdy image while also celebrating its 50th anniversary, so it asked Italian styling house Bertone to create a coupe version of the dull but popular 260 Sedan. The 262C was at least distinctive, although its low-cut roof looked at odds with its otherwise boxy styling, which remained largely unchanged from the saloon. It was well-equipped, however, with pleated leather seat trim, wooden door cappings, air conditioning and a full-length Webasto sunroof. The aluminium V6 engine provided plenty of power and good refinement, but the 262C could never be considered sporting as it felt too big and heavy. It wan primarily intended for the US market.
Volvo 262 Coupe Specifications
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