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Old 02-09-2011, 06:20 PM
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I have a 1987 volvo 780 Bertone, and I am looking to sell it. There really isn't a market for them and I am wondering if it would be considered a collectors car? How much do you think I should ask for it? It has 250 000 k on it, however the nearest volvo dealership has told me it is in excellent condition mechanically (The engine has been rebuilt). It runs great. The body is in excellent condition as well. I had a spoiler put on and it has after market low-profile rims as well as a stereo system. But I have no idea what to ask for it! I've had some people say 10,000$ and some say 2,000$! Does anyone have any ideas?
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can you post some pictures.... um i would not try and get $10,000 too many miles for that high of a price..... let me see some pictures and i can tell you more.
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Seeing the picture of the car, I could see you asking $2,500 to $3,000 at most because of how many miles, but since the economy is the way it is or at least it is in TN i would say start at $2,000 and go down if you have too.
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I have the pictures in an album on my page. Take a look.
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if it makes a difference, I live in Canada.
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what part of Canada? lol I have driven a 780 once before for a test drive, i am sure its really fun on the highway?
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Alberta. It handles fabulous! It's a blast. I would keep it forever, But I am a student so it really isn't the most practical car for me.
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That's actually low miles. Why do you want to get rid of it? Is it turbo?
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I dont think the 780 Bertones came stock with turbo as far as i know. I could be wrong though
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They came with B230FT or the PRV motor. 24 years later, the turbo motor is much preferred. The uniqueness of the 780 is both a blessing and a curse. The car brings out strong opinions in lots of people. Finding interior trim as well as sheet metal is a genuine chore and will only get worse. At this late date, to continue using it as a daily driver would probably not be wise. 250k is not high miles per year...but it's still a quarter million miles. Typically, Volvos w/ much more than 80k really don't sell for a premium unless it's a frame off resto. If someone paid 3k for the car it would be someone looking specifically for that model and that year. 1800-2500 on the high end.
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:22 PM
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The car only has about 156,000 miles (250,000 km). I agree with you about the car being a pain to find parts for. The 960's are enough pain being Volvo's flagship for a few years. The rarety of it is nice but if it's less than 90% like new it's just a car that will get harder to fix as days go by. And if it's not turbo it's not worth much.
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I am trying to sell it because I am a student and I really need something with a smaller engine that is cheaper on gas. No it's not a turbo. The body is in great condition inside and out, just a small tear in the driver's seat- the engine was rebuilt 3 years ago so it runs like new.
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1987 Bertone's were 6 cylinder only. The turbo came in 1989. The turbo is the one you want, better engine, wheels, and suspension. I sold mine because it was expensive to repair (sunroof/power seats,headlights/etc.). Its was a great car, but not as a daily driver.
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I stand corrected...you're quite right of course...89 for the turbo and the turbo+ package.
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If the car is still for sale, I would certainly have a look.
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it is! I sent you my contact info.
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