Thursday, January 27, 2011

Volvo 262 C

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(Photo by racin jason)
Somewhere in New South Wales (Australia)there is a farm with lots of awesome cars not being moved or cared for.
This Volvo is one of them, just like the Rolls-Royce and the Porsche I presented earlier here.
But although Porsche or Rolls-Royce may sound more exclusive, the Volvo 262 C, which was designed by Bertone, is far rarer. With just 6622 examples produced, good cars of this model are hard to find and expensive (more than 10000€) today.
Especially the right-hand-drive models, like the one in the picture, are extremely rare.
The 262 C was produced from 1977 to 1981, the one in the picture is a late example (1980 or '81).
Strange fact: It has alloy wheels on it, which seem in good condition but don't fit the style of the car at all.
If the car was in good condition, too, it would look like that one:

(Picture by Mick Travis)

3 comments:

  1. You are right about the rarity of the 262C. So sad to see one in such a state!

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  2. do you know the exact location of this farm? thankss

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    1. No, but maybe the photographer (link below the picture) can help you.

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