Category Archives: coupé

1991 VOLVO 780 V6 COUPE BERTONE / €9500

History

Volvo has a long tradition of coupes like the P1800 or the 262C. 

For his new big coupe based on the family 740/760, Bertone is again requested. Unlike 262C, Bertone is in charge of design and manufacturing.

The main market of this car remains the United States, main consumers of large coupés.

Unveiled at the 1985 Geneva Motor Show, it will be produced from 1986 to 1990 with 9086 copies of which 70% will be destined for the American market. 
It is equipped with a complete equipment for the era including seats, mirrors and electric sunroof, air conditioning, ABS, on-board computer, high quality hi-fi, airbags …

Like the 740/760, the 780 is a propulsion equipped with the V6 PRV 2.8 liters of 167 hp (which will increase to 143 hp following the new antipollution standards). 
A 129-hp 2.4-liter 6-cylinder diesel engine is also available. It should be noted that this is one of the first large diesel coupes. 
The price is rather elitist with a base of 315,900 francs in 1987, in other words, the same price as a Mercedes-Benz 300 CE, 30,000 francs more than a BMW 628 CSI, and 5,000 francs more than a Jaguar XJS V12.

In 1988, the 780 received an independent rear suspension.

1990 saw the arrival of a 4-cylinder turbo 200 hp. This year is added as an option the differential lock. The model discreetly leaves the catalog the same year. On the reasons of the relative commercial failure of the 780, there was first the prices quite high (because of the manufacture by a specialist bodybuilder) and the lines a little too massive. Nuccio Bertone himself ironically defines the Volvo 780 as “a truck in a party dress”.

And yet, that’s all that makes her charming!

The Ad

The Ad that caught our attention is therefore this rare Volvo 780 V6 Coupé Bertone, a second hand from 1991 put into circulation in France, totaling 195 000 km.

Black color with black leather interior, it is equipped with an automatic gearbox, it has all the available options including the electric sunroof, heated electric seats etc … 
Presented in a remarkable condition with a robust and followed mechanics, the vehicle has a limpid history first owner who bought it new sold it in September 2017 to the current seller.

Among the latest work on the vehicle, the hoses were changed, the woodwork redone, dashboard switchs changed. 

The vehicle is serviced by a garage and is sold with a valid fench “contrôle technique”. 

However, it will be necessary to foresee the change of the sunroof seal and to put back the small headlights to make it perfect. 
The high mileage could scare but it is a Volvo followed.

A very beautiful car, luxurious that will allow you to stand out by its rarity and have fun driving.

Its price: 9 500 €

Link to the Advertisement: https://www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/1653182840.htm/

1966 FERRARI 330 GT 2 + 2 SERIES 1 /299000 €

History

The 330 GT 2 + 2, first version, was presented at the Brussels Motor Show in 1964. The engine is of Colombo origin and derived from the GTO. The model succeeds the 250 GTE, the engine capacity being increased by 960 cm3, and the power from 240 to 300 hp.

While the latter had already marked the history of Ferrari by producing an unusually high number of copies – more than 900 copies – the 330 GT will do even better since it will be produced to 1,088 copies.

Designed by renowned Turin coach Pininfarina, who has long been associated with Ferrari, the bow and stern of the 330 GT 2 + 2 are particularly innovative, especially with regard to the four headlight front light units.

The maximum speed was 240 km / h, the 400 meter standing start is covered in 15’9 and the mile in 28’2. The 330 GT was welcomed by the specialized press of the time, as a more urban Ferrari model, designed more for grand touring than the competition. 

The Ad

The Ad that caught our attention is this beautiful Ferrari 330 GT 2 + 2 delivered new in the United States by the Luigi Cinetti Motors dealership in New York at the end of 1964. The car was Azzuro color. 
The first owner did not register it until July 1966.

It arrived in Europe in August 1992, imported by the manager of Gebr Fehlmann in Aargau, Switzerland. Mr Fehlmann had it repainted in color Grigio Nûrburgring (silver gray) – registered AG 17674 (the original of the registration document is in the vehicle file).

Resale in September 1995 at “Touring garage” in Switzerland. It was sold to a Swiss customer in March 1997. 

Mr Heinrichsdorff bought and imported it in Germany in February 1999 – registered SHA-F 300 (we have the original of the registration document) 
Preserved until May 2007 to be resold to a collector of Saarbrücken, Mr L. – Registered SB -XV4 H (a copy of the gray card is also present). 

Purchased to Mr. L. in March 2016 by its last owner and registered in French “carte grise de collection”.

it is available for sale at its current owner, a professional.

This Ferrari has a large number of maintenance invoices since 1992.

First year of production with 4 headlights and 4-speed gearbox with overdrive, rarer than the models released from 65, a very beautiful car that, admittedly, has lost its original shade but is very beautiful with a beautiful weathered interior.

Its price: 299 000 €

Link to the Advertisement: 
https://www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/1623541741.htm/

1971 MASERATI INDY Manual Gearbox /99000 €

History

The Maserati Indy is a GT 2 + 2 luxury produced from 1969 to 1974.

Designed by Virginio Vairo and Delio Meinardi, this model is presented by the bodywork Vignaleau Turin International Motor  Show  1968, in the form of a prototype of two-door coupé with four seats, intended to replace the Maserati Sebring. The name “Indy” was chosen to recall the two victories won by Maserati at the Indianapolis 500 in 1939 and 1940.

Production begins in 1969. The official launch as the new Maserati model takes place at the Geneva Motor Show.

The first set featured the 4.2-liter Maserati V8 engine, but from 1970 the manufacturer proposed a version with its 4.7-liter V8 engine. In 1971, it will also offer a version with its 4.9-liter V8 from the Maserati Ghibli, whose power was reduced from 335 to 320 hp. From 1973, the model will be equipped only with this last engine. In addition to the Maserati Ghibli, this same engine will equip the Bora and Khamsin models. The latest models benefited from the hydraulic braking developed by Citroën.

All engines had four overhead camshafts, powered by four Weber double-barrel carburettors type 42 DCNF. The ZF mechanical gearbox had five gears; a Borg-Warner three-speed automatic transmission was offered as an option.

The Ad

The ad that caught our attention is this beautiful Maserati Indy 4.7L produced 1100 copies put into circulation on January 1, 1971.

It is equipped with 4 Weber 42 carburettors producing 290hp and ZF 5 speed gearbox 
Navy blue metallic with a tobacco leather interior.

A very nice 4-seater car maintained whose value continues to rise

Its price: 99 000 €

Link to the Ad: 
https://www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/1613491497.htm/

1981 ALPINE A310 V6 / 19900 €

History

The mission of the A310 was to conquer new customers that found the A110 berlinette too spartan. 

Indeed, the A310 has a much higher comfort, as well as two small rear seats that allow it to take the qualifier of 2 + 2. 

Since the stopping of the A110 GT4 in 1967 (descendants of the A 108 2 + 2), it no longer existed in the four-seater coupe range. 

By taking the exact wheelbase of its predecessors, 2.27  m , it finds itself in direct confrontation with the Porsche 911. 

However, the qualities of road (for a GT) and finish of the German make the duel turn disadvantage for the French.

With the arrival of the V6 engine, everything will change: engine from the R30 V6 2.7  L , new interior, new suspensions, a box 4 and from 1979, a 5-speed gearbox.

She finally had a power more in relation with the competition, Porsche 911, Ligier JS. 

In addition, as early as 1980, the car will benefit from additional assets such as a new front axle and modified rear suspensions, which come directly from the R5 Turbo as well as “turbine” the wheels type and brakes.

The Ad

The ad that caught our attention is this 1981 Alpine A310 so among the best years showing 93561km. 

The car was serviced for the sale, it is equipped with a set of Gotti rims.

It is sold with a valid “Contrôle Technique”, it seems to be in original shape.

However, it will be necessary to think about checking the appearance of the seats as well as the chassis.

Its price: € 19 900

Link of the Ad:
https://www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/1639363081.htm/

2000 JAGUAR XKR 4.0L COUPE /8000 €

History

The Jaguar XK8 is a GT coupe released in 1996, also available in a convertible version, as well as an engine equipped with an Eaton compressor (XKR) which has a ZF gearbox. 

The first generation of Jaguar XK8 shares its platform, partially derived from the Jaguar XJS, with the Aston Martin DB7. The original design is by Geoff Lawson, succeeded by Ian Callum, for the next two generations of Jaguar XK. 

The feline silhouette of the XK, despite two major evolutions in 2002 and 2006, remains unchanged. Precious wood and  leather are very present, although some unpleasant plastics have appeared, and that there are versions favoring aluminum and carbon. Similarly, the convertible top is made of triple insulation fabric and not metal. The Jaguar XKR is the supercharged version of the XK8, produced from 1998.

The Ad

The ad that caught our attention is this Jaguar XKR 4.0l V8 Coupé 375 CH put into circulation in 2000 and displaying 152 000 km. 

It is equipped with many options, the body looks in good condition, But
– Two tires must be changed 
– The skylight needs refection 
– The vehicle seems to pose a problem ignition (candles and / or one reels to change) 
– The DVD of the GPS is absent (easy to find but still obsolete, Jaguar has never followed updates as soon as the model change)

However, the seller offers a mechanical guarantee (engine / Box / Bridge). 

As the weak point of the first Jaguar V8, it will be necessary to check if the chain tensioners were changed for third generations, in case of an evasive answer, it will be necessary to foresee the operation as soon as possible.

Its price: € 8 000

Link of the Ad:
https://www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/1576337443.htm/

1989 JAGUAR XJS 3.6L /€13500

History

The  Jaguar XJ-S  (then  Jaguar XJS ) – (XJ27) is a luxurious GT produced between 1975 and 1996.

The XJ-S replaced the Type E in September 1975, based on the platform of the shortened XJ sedan.

Appearing in the midst of the oil crisis, and criticized for its design, the XJ-S has struggled to find a place in the market. Especially, that this one was very little favorable to the big-tourist sports

But the XJ-S and its greedy V12 are expensive, too expensive, almost 40% more expensive than a Type E and almost 15% more expensive than a Porsche 911 or a Mercedes 500 SL roadster! 

A newly designed six-cylinder in-line for the future XJ40 was then installed in place of the V12 in 1983, significantly reducing the price. 

Raised to 221 horses thanks to four valves per cylinder, it is judged by the specialists a little fair for the 1600 kg of the car. 

But everything is relative because the AJ6 engine is very voluntary and amazing flexibility and its flights provide a pleasant sound. 

However, it has never had a sporting vocation as evidenced by the lack of lateral support of the upholstery, the very little direct direction and hard and slow box control.

It is made to swallow asphalt on motorways at a sustained rate between 160 and 180 km / h (in Germany, therefore), in the coolness of the air conditioning and the quality of the stereo. 

This new offer will save the model whose sales have never stopped falling, despite Jaguar’s efforts to improve the V12 version.

The Ad

The ad that caught our attention is therefore this Jaguar XJ-S 6 cylinder 3.6l put into circulation November 2, 1989 in very good condition at a very reasonable price certainly justified by its high mileage (242,850 km).

This is the third owner who drives regularly with. 

In addition to the price, what is interesting is that it does not present any mechanical leak as can be seen in two pictures, that there does not seem to be any corrosion and that its owner presents for €3000 of recent invoices including the services, the renovation of the leathers, the heating radiator and the tires. 

The 3.6 is a reliable engine, less greedy than the V12, less fragile than the 4.0l and this car is properly maintained, we can consider that at around 5000 € below the market, this vehicle seems to be a a really nice opportunity.

Its price: € 13 500

Link of the Ad:
https://www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/1627274475.htm/