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1988 Volvo 780 Limited Edition

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Manufacturer: Volvo
Model: 780
Year: 1988
Type: Coupe
Color: Champagne
Mileage: 37,448
Engine: V6 Cylinder Engine 2.8L/174
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: Limited Edition
Interior Color: Brown
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1988 Volvo 780 Limited Edition for sale

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  • 1988 Volvo 780 Limited Edition
  • 1988 Volvo 780 Limited Edition
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  • 1988 Volvo 780 Limited Edition
  • 1988 Volvo 780 Limited Edition
  • 1988 Volvo 780 Limited Edition
  • 1988 Volvo 780 Limited Edition
  • 1988 Volvo 780 Limited Edition
  • 1988 Volvo 780 Limited Edition
  • 1988 Volvo 780 Limited Edition
  • 1988 Volvo 780 Limited Edition
  • 1988 Volvo 780 Limited Edition

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Stock #: 161126 Exterior Color: Champagne Interior Color: Light Brown Body Type: Coupe Transmission: Automatic Drivetrain: RWD Fuel Type: Gasoline Fuel Engine: V6 Cylinder Engine 2. 8L/174 Title Condition: Clear Vehicle Description

1988 Volvo 780 Bertone

Extensive documentation includes the original - owner's manual. maintenance record book. a Volvo On Call roadside assistance booklet and membership card. factory alarm key card. warranty information booklet. dealer directory. maintenance service chart. oil quality information. stereo equalizer operating instructions and stereo owner's manual. There are copies of 780 Bertone brochures. a web article about the car from . 780 summary from the Volvo Owners' Club. . the original Volvo Increased Protection (VIP) Plan vehicle service agreement. service log and folder. a copy of its Carfax report. a copy of J. D. Power's Power Circle Ratings. a recent historical road review from the . multiple other. similar documents. an appraiser's report made in December 2010 from Pittsburg. Kansas. a Hagerty Plus information packet. interior and exterior photos of the car. various license registration. tax and insurance forms. two framed Volvo 780 Bertone print ads and a Volvo keychain. There are even copies of Volvo Preferred Customer Service Savings certificates!
One of only 2. 34 models made in 1988
One of only 8. 18 produced between 1985 and 1990
Italian elegance combined with Swedish engineering
Three-owner vehicle with clean AutoCheck
Cost nearly $40. 00 when new
Champagne Silver exterior/gray and black interior
SOHC 2. 8L aluminum V-6 engine
Four-speed automatic transmission
Two-toned leather interior. full instrumentation and woodgrain dash trim
Power windows. power locks. power mirrors. eight-way power and heated seats. remote trunk release and sunroof



You have seen Volvos before; you may even have owned a 240 or three. However. MotoeXotica Classic Cars turned up a true Swedish rarity – a Volvo with a soul. Intrigued? Continue reading…

Made in June 1988 by Carrozzeria Bertone in Turin. Italy. this car was delivered to Jim Fisher Volvo in Toledo. Ohio. where it was sold on August 13. 1988. This car was just one of 2. 34 780s made in 1988 and it is only one of 8. 18 copies made between 1985 and 1990.

Finished in Champagne Silver. the paint is in very good condition. with just minor blemishes visible upon close examination. The glass panes are in very good order and the rear window comes with an electric defroster. Rolling on Michelin Primacy MXV43 tires. 205/60R15. at all four corners and wrapped around factory alloy vented wheels. All of the body panels on this car are straight and solid. the engine bay is very tidy and the battery looks new.

Under the hood is a 2. 8L V-6 engine mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. Driver assist features include air conditioning. power steering. power brakes. power locks. power mirrors. power windows and a remote trunk release in the glovebox.

Inside. the car's gray interior is understated but has two eye-catchers; black seat inserts and light-colored woodgrain instrument and door trim that help balance the monotonous gray. Those seats are in very good order by the way. and the front buckets appear to have been designed by a team of chiropractors. They're wide. comfortable. have eight-way power adjustments and come with heating elements! The black carpet is in similar condition to the seats and the gray headliner is in good order. The instrument panel. with a full array of gauges. is in very good condition and the four-spoke steering wheel has an airbag. The door panels. center console and gearshift lever are all in good to very good shape. Another standout feature is between the front seats. a factory AM/FM stereo with cassette deck and a separate equalizer that was only found in recording studios in 1988. It spans a range from 60Hz to 10 kHz. Even the clock still ticks in this car!

Most equipment on the car is believed to be original except for – the battery. tires. tow hitch and protective headlight covers. Car has a clean vehicle history. no accidents. no negative reports. no manufacturer recalls.

The Volvo 780 coupé debuted at the International Auto Show in Geneva. Switzerland in 1985. marking Volvo's return to the two-door coupé market following the departure of the 262C in 1981. The 780 became available in Europe in 1986 and in United States a year later.

The hood. trunk. and rooflines were all slightly lower than the standard 700 series profile. and the C-pillar was wider and had a more gradual slope down to the trunk. Headroom was improved over the 262C because of Bertone's one centimeter lowering of the roofline. Window frames all had black matte trim. and were accented with chrome. Chrome also highlighted the door handles. bumpers. and side moldings.

Competition to this Volvo 780 in 1988 included Acura's Legend. Infiniti's M30. Mercedes-Benz's 300 CE Coupe and Cadillac's Eldorado.

Extensive documentation includes the original - owner's manual. maintenance record book. a Volvo On Call roadside assistance booklet and membership card. factory alarm key card. warranty information booklet. dealer directory. maintenance service chart. oil quality information. stereo equalizer operating instructions and stereo owner's manual. There are copies of 780 Bertone brochures. a web article about the car from . 780 summary from the Volvo Owners' Club. the original Volvo Increased Protection (VIP) Plan vehicle service agreement. service log and folder. a copy of its Carfax report. a copy of J. D. Power's Power Circle Ratings. a recent historical road review from the . multiple other. similar documents. an appraiser's report made in December 2010 from Pittsburg. Kansas. a Hagerty Plus information packet. interior and exterior photos of the car. various license registration. tax and insurance forms. two framed Volvo 780 Bertone print ads and a Volvo keychain. There are even copies of Volvo Preferred Customer Service Savings certificates!

This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis. Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 37. 48 reportedly original miles. It is sold as is. where is. on a clean and clear. mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!

Vehicle Warranty Check for open recalls ALL SALES ARE FINAL WITH CAR BEING SOLD WHERE IS. AS IS! The vehicle is offered with a right to a personal inspection by any bidder or agent of any bidder. The vehicle is available for inspection prior to bidding. If you are the high bidder and unable to inspect said vehicle before auction close. you or an agent will have (7) days to inspect said vehicle after the close of auction. I encourage a physical inspection strongly to avoid any misunderstandings or representations. All used vehicles should be assumed to have some degree of wear. No vehicle is perfect to everyone. Each vehicle has its strengths. styles. tendencies and shortcomings. Therefore. despite our best efforts to verify a vehicle’s mechanical condition. we are not able to warranty a manufacturer’s workmanship or previous owner’s diligence in care. It is for this reason that all vehicles are sold ”WHERE/IS. AS/IS”. We have described the above mentioned vehicle to the best of our ability. However. with all classic and exotic vehicles. the condition is subjective. Please be advised that no oral or written statements concerning any vehicle constitutes a representation or warranty of the condition of the said vehicle.  
INDUSTRY UNIQUE RETURN POLICY: If for any reason you receive your vehicle and have buyer’s remorse. are not happy with the vehicle or just don’t want it for any reason we will purchase the car back from you. We must be notified in writing of your decision to return the vehicle within seven (7) days of your receipt of said vehicle. The vehicle may not have more than 75 additional miles on the odometer from the time it left our possession and be returned in the same condition that it left. You WILL be responsible for a restocking fee that will equal 20% of the purchase price of the vehicle. no exceptions. You will also be responsible for shipping the vehicle back to our shop at your expense. About Motoexotica History

MotoExotica. com is a licensed bonded dealer through the state of Missouri. We have been in business since 1988 selling high end. special interest. pre-owned and exotic vehicles.

With the advent of the Internet and EBay Motors. we have found an avenue that allows us to sell cars we normally purchased for ourselves. We have owned just about every exotic and luxury car known to man; such as ISO Grifo to Jaguar XKE. Lamborghini Countach and Rolls Royce.

In the past. these cars were sold primarily through Hemmings Motor News and through word of mouth. We would normally keep a car and enjoy it personally for 6 – 18 months. However. with listing cars on EBay Motors. our turnover has tremendously increased. Now. the average time we hold a car is 4 – 6 weeks!

With the increase in turnover has come the increased need of fine automobiles. We are constantly looking for exceptional cars and travel the country coast to coast in search of the rare and unusual. We find our cars through individuals like yourselves as well as classic car and dealers auctions. We do not purchase vehicles that we would not be proud to own ourselves.

For a quote on shipping anywhere in the world. please feel free to email us at sales@Motoexotica. com or call 636-600-4600. We will give you an estimated cost for open and enclosed transport or overseas. We are happy to accommodate our international buyers! Over the last several decades we have exported thousands of cars to Norway. Germany. Estonia. Puerto Rico. Hawaii. Alaska. Costa Rica. Brazil. British Columbia. Canada and many other locations around the world. Overseas shipments will be placed into a steel container for safe sea passage or optional roll-on/roll-off (RoRo). We take care of all the details and paperwork. All you have to do is collect the car at your nearest port and enjoy! Please note that we are not a transport company and only offer this service as a convenience to our customers. You are more than welcome to arrange your own shipping. Transportation will commence only after final payment and signed documentation are received.

We offer financing through many of the best lenders in the industry. They are currently offering very attractive rates for all collector and special interest automobiles. With loan amounts from $10. 00 to $500. 00. and flexible terms of up to 12 years. you can finance the car of your dreams. Call us at 636-600-4600 for additional details.

Terms and Conditions Payment Options We accept the following payment methods:
- Cashier's Check/money order
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Vehicle Pickup & Shipping General Terms

The vehicle is offered with a right to a personal inspection by any bidder or agent. If you or an agent upon completion of a scheduled inspection at our St. Louis location finds the car not to your liking. we will refund your deposit with no questions asked. Feedback MUST be left before the vehicle is released to the buyer/agent/shipper. If you are the high bidder and unable to inspect said vehicle before auction close. you or an agent will have seven (7) days to inspect said vehicle after the close of auction. I encourage a physical inspection strongly to avoid any misunderstandings or representations.  


All disputes arising out of or resulting from this sale shall be finally determined by binding arbitration in St. Louis. Missouri in accordance with the commercial rules of arbitration of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitration shall be carried out by one or more arbitrators in accordance with said rules. Any award shall be enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction in the same manner as judgments. This agreement to arbitrate shall survive the sale of the automobile described herein. Buyer and Seller hereby agree that Missouri law shall control for all purposes under this Bill of Sale. Buyer and Seller hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of Missouri to specifically enforce the agreement to arbitrate and to enter judgment of and enforce the award of the arbitrator. All above terms and conditions are applied to vehicle sales. whether through EBay or otherwise. Fees and Taxes

Payment must be made by Cashiers Check. Money Orders or Wire Transfers payable in US Dollars. A Refundable deposit in the amount of $500. 00 must be received within Twenty-Four (24) hours of the auctions close either by Master Card. Visa. Discover or PayPal (Credit Cards or PayPal for deposit only NOT for full payment). Purchaser cannot make any claims of ownership to said vehicle without payment in full. The buyer has seven (7) days from close of auction to inspect the vehicle. If an inspection or decision takes longer than seven days and you find the vehicle not to your liking. your deposit will be forfeited and the car will be relisted. Final payment must be received within ten (10) days of the auction close. The refundable deposit only applies if you or an agent inspect said vehicle in St. Louis and find it not to your liking. Documentation Fee: There will be a $195. 00 fee added to each car sold. This includes title transfer. inventory tax. holding costs. vehicle preparation. storage and priority documentation delivery.  


We will not be responsible for buyer’s remorse or problems found to said vehicle once they have left our property. We are just being realistic; most of the cars we deal in are vintage and by their very nature will need TLC and some degree of attention sooner or later. These are not new cars and your expectation should not be of a perfect. new car. Once full payment has been received. Seller will email or fax a copy of clear title. Bill of Sale. Buyers Guide and additional DMV forms to the Buyer to sign and return via email or fax. The fully-executed forms must be returned to the Seller prior to the shipment of said vehicle. Original paperwork will be sent to Buyer via USPS Priority Mail within ten (10) days from date of final payment.

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