New Designed 1:18 Scale Model 780 Impressive

It's hard to believe that a model building company would make the tremendous effort needed to create a 1:18 scale 780 model some 30 plus years since the car was introduced.  Ben and his team at DNA Collectables, out of Switzerland,  have gone to great lengths to recreate the 780 in all of its detail.  [...]

By |2020-05-10T08:20:47-06:00July 14th, 2019|Home|0 Comments

Don’t Junk Your 780!

A recent AutoWeek article showcases another 780 that met its demise in a pull yard in California.  Finding a 780 in a pull your own parts scrap or junk yard is rare for sure, but not unheard of.  What is sad it that they ended up there because someone figured that the car is only [...]

By |2020-05-10T08:21:20-06:00March 22nd, 2019|Home|0 Comments

How to Fix the Cracks in a 780 Dash

The 780 was extreme tested in the hot Australian outback in 1984. The results were good overall but, no surprise, the searing hot, oven like, temperatures meant a number of the interior trim panels needed to be reengineered. After a few weeks in the sun there were issues. With the trim shrinking and coming unglued [...]

By |2020-05-10T08:21:47-06:00July 4th, 2018|Home|0 Comments

780 Hearse

Here are some pictures I saved some time ago from an Italian ad of a 780 converted to a hearse. Does anyone know where it is now? and perhaps the VIN nr for our registry? We'd love to hear more about it.

By |2020-05-10T08:22:28-06:00December 17th, 2016|Home|0 Comments

Side Window Frame Renovation for 780

By: Jonas Hagberg Gothenburg, Sweden   One of the common issues that effects most 780s after 25 years, especially in more humid climates, is rust around the rear side window frames. The rust is generally not noticeable at first and requires the removal of the rear seat and side panels to fully verify. This document [...]

By |2020-05-10T08:23:40-06:00September 11th, 2016|Home|0 Comments

Restoration of the sunroof on a Volvo 780 Bertone

By Jonas Hagberg Gothenburg Sweden This document is created to give you some guidance in how to restore you sunroof in the best way possible with the original parts and in a reasonable budget. Since the sunroof is no longer available from Volvo, it’s up to us enthusiast to unite and do what is possible [...]

By |2020-05-19T10:35:45-06:00January 8th, 2016|Home|3 Comments

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Bob Austin's task of promoting the new Volvo 780, as the head of marketing for Volvo of North America, was no small job.  The US market was going to be the biggest, with some 5,600 of the 8,518 cars shipped to the US.  But from the dealerships to the buyers, no one new or expected [...]

By |2020-05-10T08:24:16-06:00October 31st, 2015|Home|0 Comments