Heritage - Volvo C70



Generation I (1996-2005)

Through the years, Volvo have offered exclusive coupé cars to discerning customers who want to combine exclusivity with comfort, safety, high performance and good road holding characteristics. The P1800, the 262C and the 780 deserve mention as predecessors to the C70 Coupé.


The new C70 Coupé was introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 1996, and the convertible version followed the year after.


The Volvo C70  was designed for four adults, with two pronounced, deeply contoured seats in the rear and engine alternatives were five-cylinder petrol engines with output ranging from 163 to 240 bhp. The first generation of Volvo C70 was manufactured at the Volvo plant in Uddevalla, Sweden, the convertible up until 2005, while the coupé was discontinued in 2002.   



Model: C70 Coupé

Produced: 70,031 (coupé 24,395, convertible 45,636)

Body: 2-door coupé and convertible

Engine: 5-cylinder in-line DOHC 1,984 - 2,435 cc, 163 – 240 bhp

Transmission: 5-speed manual, 4- or 5-speed automatic.

Brakes: Hydraulic, disc brakes all round

Dimensions: Wheelbase 266 cm.


Generation II (2005-2013)

The second generation of the C70 Convertible, simply called C70, was launched at the Frankfurt motor show in September 2005.

The aim was to create two cars in one - without compromising on either. A three-piece retractable hardtop transforms the Volvo C70 from coupe to convertible at the touch of a button.


 The second-generation Volvo C70 was developed in close cooperation with Pininfarina of Italy. Volvo Cars was responsible for the design, while the development and manufacturing of the new open model took place in collaboration with Pininfarina. Volvo employees from design, construction and purchasing were on site throughout the entire development phase in Turin. Like its predecessor, the Volvo C70 was built at the plant in Uddevalla. 



Model: C70 Convertible/C70

Produced:  89,074

Body: 2-door convertible

Engine: 5-cylinder in-line DOHC 1,984 - 2,521 cc, 163 – 240 bhp

Transmission: 6-speed manual, 5- or 6-speed automatic

Brakes: Hydraulic, disc brakes all round

Dimensions: Overall length 461 cm, wheelbase 264 cm.

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