Everything To Know About David Bowie's Rare Volvo 262C
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...the Volvo 262 Coupe, which became Volvo’s first attempt at entering the luxury car sector. However, the car's unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show in 1977 divided opinion. Indeed, the Volvo coupe was mainly targeted at US buyers and would compete against the Cadillac Eldorado. This became the most expensive Volvo ever built at the time. Moreover, a total of 6,622 Volvo Coupes rolled off the Turin production line between 1977 and 1981, with most destined for the US market.
Bowie had one of the last models of the Volvo 262 Coupe before production ceased in 1981. What's more, his Volvo came without the vinyl roof design, as it became phased out towards the end of production. Having just 53,000km on the clock, Bowie's car sold at a Swiss auction house, Oldtimer Gallerie Toffen, in 2016 for a staggering $216,000. Reportedly, three times over the highest estimate for the car. Undoubtedly, Bowie's name helped shoot the auction value through the roof.
ths same PRV engine in the Volvo 262C was Fuel-injected version used in the DMC DeLorean