The most beautiful and classy Volvo after the P 1800?

Feb 08, 2020,23:50 PM

For me, this is the C 70 first generation. 

There is something very British in this car, other than the fact that the T5 was made in collaboration with TWR. 

This is a car I owned for three years, and that I loved a lot. I let it go because it was too big, which was problematic in the small streets or parking places. Especially with the turning circle which is too large. 

Other than that, a marvel. Most of all the T5. Fast, comfortable, top for long road trips. 



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A real beauty

 By: George Gently : February 9th, 2020-00:46
Was in love with it in the late 90-ies. Came close to buying one (silver exterior/twotone black-grey leather interior) in those days. Could very well be nr. 2 after the P1800. I do think however it’s got strong competition from the 262C. A truly wonderful... 

Here is David Bowie's 262C.

 By: amanico : February 9th, 2020-00:58

Thanks Nicolas,

 By: George Gently : February 9th, 2020-01:09
for showing it. That’s the one indeed. A tasteful alternative for gentleman driver’s in those days. A pricey one as well

Didn’t express myself

 By: George Gently : February 9th, 2020-02:22
well enough, Nicolas. I meant it’s price in the late seventies. A Volvo 262C costed as much as a Mercedes S450 SE (W116) in 1977 (German prices).

head of state sunday drive [nt]

 By: Gelato Monster : February 9th, 2020-03:39

I’d be locked up for being a pimp...

 By: Ted-Lo : February 9th, 2020-06:55
If I drove that. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Naaaah! [nt]

 By: amanico : February 9th, 2020-11:12

LOL - Okay maybe misdemeanor.....

 By: Ted-Lo : February 9th, 2020-12:10
But I would look classy doing it....

Yes! [nt]

 By: amanico : February 9th, 2020-12:14

Very nice, Nico! But in body style it reminds me of...

 By: Tony C. : February 9th, 2020-03:15
the early 6 series BMW. Best regards, Tony C. ...  

damn sexxxy [nt]

 By: Gelato Monster : February 9th, 2020-03:39

Good looking Volvo.

 By: M4 : February 9th, 2020-04:51
Nicolas, not to hijack the topic but what do you think of the current Volvo lineup? Thank you. M4


 By: Antares : February 11th, 2020-00:37
I had the C 70 convertible on the photo for about 2 years. The design of the car was eyecatching indeed and it was a beautiful large convertible. But driving it was not such a pleasure. The 5 cylinder turbo with 200hp was relatively boring and had a very ...