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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Media and Press Quotes on the 780

Over the six year run, the 780 was featured in numerous car magazines and press releases. Here are a few of the more memorable quotes: The Positive: "As a commercial proposition, the 780 was a glass half-empty. As a car, however, it satisfies like a full snifter of quality vintage brandy." Collectible Automobile, April 2004, [...]

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Common 780 Problems

If you have a 780, of any year, chances are you have run into some of the same weak spots in these cars.  When we met with some of the production team from Bertone, they were curious what was causing concerns 25 years later.  Given that few of the actual 780 Bertone team ever had [...]

By | 2017-12-31T13:09:29+00:00 May 20th, 2015|Home, Uncategorized|1 Comment

The 780 Turns 30

The Big Debut Finally Arrives - March 5, 1985 On March 4, 1985 representatives from Volvo and Bertone gathered on a cold, snowy night in Geneva Switzerland in the Palexpo, the massive exposition center near the Geneva airport for the 55th gathering of the Geneva Motor Show. The Monday evening was one of celebration, but [...]

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