It's been a while since we spotted another for the register, possibly the first of 2019 (and it's now October!). This one popped up on Craigslist USA asking $11,300, which I think is a bargain. At the time of offering the seller noted the following comments:
Another spotted for sale on Craigslist, needing some interior attention! This one at the time it was advertised was asking $750! If you like rare Volvo coupes, now has never been a better time, clearly.
At the time of advertisement, the seller noted:
This one was spotted on Craiogslist.com in October 2019, and is in a very sad state. One of only 8,500 Bertone designed cars built, the majority of which were sold in the USA. The Bertone 780 is a substantial advancement from the earlier Bertone Volvo Coupes built on the 240 series chassis - and in my opinion is a very refined looking coupr for its time, blending in well with other European coupes of the time. Let's hope this one finds a loving new home and has a bit of trim work done.
I’ve wanted an E since I was a kid. I purchased this 2+2 from legendary car builder, Bob Cecchini from Hayward, CA. Bob bought this car as a gift for his wife. He purchased it from his neighbor who just had the engine rebuilt at a cost of $6K. To make it the perfect present, the car was stripped to bare metal, all mechanical systems were scrutinized, and parts and systems were replaced/repaired as needed. The interior is all new. After the car was completed, the keys were handed over to the missus.
Lovely combination, this rare 420 SEC is finished in white with contrasting red cloth interior. This example was spotted for sale on trademe.co.nz in Sep 2019, and seems to be a well looked after example with (relatively) low ks. The car is noted on carjam as an aftermarket import. Like Australia, it's hard to find a NZ delivered car with the cloth seats like this. This one most likely came from Hong Kong or Japan.
This Daytona hardtop sold through bringatrailer.com - see the original listing here: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1964-studebaker-daytona/. One of quite a number added here to classic register (see links below to the others). This example has seen a fair bit of mechanical and body refurbishment. Unsure whether this is a factory R2 - but unlikely. Many of the 64 Daytonas have since been retrofitted. Looks great, but in our opinion we'd opt for the Daytona full width hubcaps to really finish off the car.