"Until this afternoon we didn't even know that Zagato had ever worked with Volvo. But it happened. In 1971 this low-nosed, light steeled 2+2 Volvo 3000 GTZ appeared, looking like a vaguely Nordic, possibly speedy hearse. The lines evoke for us something cinematic "
Volvo 480 Turbo Cabrio Concept
Volvo’s wedgy dutchman was never the glamour-puss 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 desirable.
Alas, safety concerns over that roll-bar meant that the cabrio version of the Volvo 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…
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