1980 Volvo 262C Bertone

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Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Finally, a Volvo 262C Bertone on the street in Alameda!

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I know of a couple of these cars parked in Alameda driveways, but years went by with no 262C sightings on the street. Then, while going for a ride around town in last week's Citroën DS DOTS honoree, I spotted this Bertone parked in the very same block that gave us the '64 Volvo Amazon and the '70 Volvo 164. Must be the Volvo shop in the neighborhood!

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Wow, that seat upholstery is really... interesting. If not for the fact that the Volvo 260 used the not-so-reliable PRV V6 for motivation, I might be shopping for a Bertone right now!

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There is one of those for sale in my town with a Chevrolet 350 V8 installed.