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1979 Volvo Volvo 262C

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1979 Volvo Volvo 262C for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car(2.05) based on 411 votes
1979 Volvo262C Bertone Coupe

Body: There are is no body damage or rust. the chrome is complete and in very good condition. the paint is excellent.  All glass is excellent and carry the Volvo logos. the power windows go up and down well. The is one very small chip in the paint that does not show in the pictures. there are no dents or scrapes. These car were prone to rust under the vinyl top around the windshield and rear window this car is not rusted.
Interior: The interior is outstanding. the carpet is excellent. the natural wood accents have no cracks or delaminating. the headliner is perfect. there are no modifications or extra speaker holes. the rear package tray is very good. There are no cracks in the dash or wear through in the leather and seat surfaces have very very minor patina. The door panels are great and even the silver paint on the vents is in great condition. The trunk is excellent with tools and both a collapsable spare and a full size spare.
Mechanical: The engine runs quiet and smooth. the exhaust is solid. it steers well and stops well. there is no smoke and no strange noises or ticks. There are no warning lights on. The brakes are great and I do not see any leaks. I took the car on a four hundred mile road trip in the fall and it performed beautifully. The tires have good tread and all gauges work properly. even the battery is Volvo. At some point in its life the engine was replaced by a Volvo repair shop at a cost 6200. 00 when the original engine had a cam shaft failure.  
History: I bought this Volvo from the original owner. she was in her late 80's and was no longer driving.  The Volvo was bought new on her husbands retirement and she tells me it has never spent even one night parked outside. Even on vacation they would only stay at hotels with covered parking. If it rained he wiped it down as soon as he parked it. This car has led a charmed life. evident at any point that you examine it. This is not a restored car it is a car that has been well serviced by Volvo experts and maintained to a very high standard by a fussy and loving owner.  
Reason for selling: I bought to add to my existing car collection. This is the third 262C I have owned. I upgrade the quality of the car with each purchase until I was lucky enough to come across this one. Now I'm in the process of a life style change that does not have room for multiple cars. so sadly I am starting to break down the collection.  Because of the age of the car I can not promise the odometer reading is accurate. there is no damage declaration on the title and it is regular status. This car has a British Columbia title in my name.
Over all: Hand built in Italy between 1978 and 1981 total production was limited to 6622 cars. in 1979 production was only 2120 giving it true exclusivity.  A vastly upgraded car with glove-soft pleated leather covering nearly every surface. including the anatomically designed seats. door panels. grab handles as well as recessed sun visors and headliner. The door panels are accented with genuine elm veneer and deep pile carpeting. Befitting the cars' premium status. the only options were a limited-slip differential and a choice of stereos.  Priced new at 2000. 000 more than a Cadillac Eldorado this car easily competed with an upper end Mercedes. This is the best 262C I have ever seen. when I saw it I had to have it.  It is a very desirable rare and stunning car. If you are in the market for an affordable classic that is increasing in value and does not need thousands of dollars spent on it to bring it up to standards then this may be the right car for you.  
Payment: I am offering this car with a starting bid at less than a third of what I paid for it. with no reserve. because I'm serious about selling it. If you are considering bidding please be certain you can complete the sale.  I make no exceptions on payment. it is due in full within 5 days of the end of the auction. You must contact me with 24 hours of the close of the auction to confirm payment and pick up arrangements. Payment by bank wire transfer or cash in person is acceptable. I can arrange storage in secure underground parking at the buyers expense (90. 00 per month) if the buyer needs extra time.  
Shipping and Importation: 
I believe this car would drive across the country without a hitch if you decide to come for it in person and enjoy the beauty and lakes of British Columbia for a vacation.
US buyers. The car is located near Salmon Arm British Columbia I can ship the car to the boarder at Blaine Washington for for US for 350. 00. US Customs will charge duty of about 3% on the purchase price of this car. I am very familiar with the process and will help with the necessary paperwork to import and title the car in your state (it is a simple process on a vintage car).
Canadian Buyers.  This car has an active British Columbia registration I can help with shipping to most Canadian locations.
Over seas buyers. I can deliver the car to the ship yards at the Port of Vancouver for 350. 00 and will work with your broker to help with the importation.  
If you have any questions please send me an email or call 250-515-1110 I am often out of the cellular service area but if you leave a message I will call you back as soon as I can.
Scammers: I have heard it all before don't waste my time.

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Comments and questions to the seller:

from Scott Shelley, dated 24 june 2019

Is this car still available?

from Paul Florquist, dated 05 february 2019
Hi.. a rare find.. and quality to boot.. I would like to know more if the car is still @ for sale..ship etc to the USA.


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