Concept Corner: Volvo 480 Turbo Cabrio


Volvo’s wedgy dutchman was never the glamourpuss of the brand’s back catalogue.

But this blown mutant, complete with X1/9-like black vinyl rollover bar – just might have taken the platform into realms of the desireable.

Alas, safety concerns over that roll bar meant that the cabrio version of the 480 never saw the light of day – apart from this and a handful of other prototype hacks.

If you spot one, then post it. It’s rare as hens’ teeth…