A Volvo 780 Coupe Spotted in the Wild

Just a few hours ago, I was out and about, doing a little Christmas shopping. On one trip into a parking lot, I happened to lay my eyes upon the back side of a car that looked … well… oddly out of place.  It just did not belong in the sea of beige Camry’s and Minivans. My glance happened so quickly though, that I couldn’t seem to place what the heck I had just seen. As I rounded the endless rows of the parking lot, while dodging rogue carriages, my memory was feverishly flipping pages of magazines that I had read decades ago, hoping to determine the nature of this machine. Obviously, being a stalker of unique automobiles, I had to move in for a closer look.

As it turns out, what I had spotted was in fact a unique piece of history. It was a late 1980′s Volvo 780 Bertone Coupe! Not your everyday vehicle for sure. From what I understand, these things are fairly rare with only something like 8500 of them being built over 4 years.  That’s fairly rare if you ask me, especially when you consider that they were spread out over a few different continents.  Seeing one in person these days is a sweet stroke of luck. With under 200 horsepower, they certainly weren’t race cars, but they sure were classy looking, in their boxy 1980′s sort of way.

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