Months ago I promised to take a look at Volvo on a regular basis. It is time to redeem the promise. In addition to their Saab, many readers also drive a car from Gothenburg in everyday life. Trying to get closer, in an innocuous way. Maybe you are interested in a miniature Volvo? Because, hard to believe, they were also able to build attractive convertibles on Torlsanda.
Sure, when it comes to convertibles, Saab always had the hood in front. To put it mildly, the brand owed its survival in large part to the convertible idea. There were years when you could sell more open vehicles than closed vehicles.
It all started in 1986 with the open 900. It became a success and a guarantee of survival. Volvo left that niche to Saab for a surprisingly long time. It wasn't until 12 years later that the C70 Cabriolet became active. The C70 wasn't actually a direct competitor for the open 9-3.
The Volvo was half a size bigger and had a different clientele. The fact that buyers seriously dealt with both brands is likely to have been the exception.
Saffron Pearl - the sun is rising
The Volvo C70 Cabriolet was designed by Peter Horbury. A long-time designer in Gothenburg who works for Geely today and shaped the brand for a long time. Without question, the C70 is immediately recognizable as a Volvo, there is no doubt about the family affiliation.
DNA Collectibles brings the Volvo C70 in the fabulous color Saffron Pearl. That shines so intensely, as if the sun was rising. Years later, Saab countered the 9-3 Cabriolet with Lime Yellow and both colors have their fans. The convertible is made with attention to the smallest detail, as usual with the Swiss model car enthusiasts. The top of the miniature is removable and reveals a beautiful, detailed interior.
Why collect the Volvo C70 Cabriolet?
Because the edition is limited and the color is simply strong. Maybe also because it's a Swedish car that has unfortunately largely disappeared from the streets. A convertible for individualists, a vehicle far removed from the mainstream. And the open Volvo looks good in any collection. Also right next to a Saab.
And why not?
A miniature is a miniature. What the 70:1 scale C18 Cabriolet is missing is the typical sound of the 5 cylinders under the hood. The bollern made the convertible distinctive and was something that a Saab didn't have.
If you don't want to be deterred by this one small restriction, you could add this charming convertible to your collection. The Pre-order phase runs until the end of the month. Last-minute travelers save 10% on the regular price.