262C was designed at Volvo in Sweden, but it was produced by Turin
coachbuilder Bertone in Italy. In its day it was criticised for its
somewhat squashed appearance but there’s no doubt it was something a
little bit different from the standard Volvo. However it is still very
obviously a Volvo product. During its production run from 1977 to 1981
just 6622 coupes were built.
Until 1980 they were fitted with the 2664cc B27E engine
but the last 912 had the bigger and more powerful B28E unit. That
production run was one reason why Bertone was given the job of building
the coupe. It was so small scale the main Volvo plant was not geared up
But the 262C was produced and marketed as an exclusive luxury car, a top
of the range vehicle with a little bit of sporty appeal to the rugged
body shape which was first produced in 1974.
Bertone was delivered
new in Australia in
Engine No. 498625069247 Vin/Chassis No.
There is however a variant on the Chassis Type Number that is notated on the delivery documentation that quotes
(767648718246) What ever the number means would be known to Volvo, but was obviously not a requirement for registration in this country. It is quoted immediately prior to the Vin/Chassis No, and could well be important. I
would be interested to know of it's significance. Motor, according to the handbook is a B27E.
Output: 104 kW (Sweden and Australia) The book also states that in other countries the B27E has a power rating of 109kW.
As far as I can ascertain the difference is in valve clearances otherwise the specs are all as per Sweden and Aus.