The Volvo C70 was a two-door, four-passenger sport compact manufactured and marketed by Volvo Cars from 1996 to 2013 across two generations. Volvo launched the first generation C70 at the 1996 Paris Motor Show. Volvo went on to introduce the first-generation of the C70 on the European market, and a year later, they released it in North America. If you ever find your C70 in need of repair, stop by and grab yourself a Volvo C70 repair manual.
The C70 broke Volvo's tradition of boxy, rectilinear body designs and was the first luxury coupe offered by Volvo since the 780. 'Britain's TWR (Tom Walkinshaw Racing) co-designed the C70's suspension tuning and basic design with Volvo. Manufacturing of the C70 was a joint venture until the two companies encountered disputes that threatened to interrupt production; TWR did not contribute to the second generation C70.
The C70 convertible exhibited two negative traits endemic to convertibles: poor rear visibility and pronounced scuttle shake, a characteristic whereby the structural design of the bulkhead between the engine and passenger compartment of a convertible suffers sufficiently poor rigidity to negatively impact ride and handling, allowing noticeable vibration, shudder or chassis-flexing into the passenger compartment.
The C70 was introduced to the public in a signature color, saffron pearl metallic. For the 2004 model year, Volvo cosmetically updated the convertible with new bright headlights and rear light clusters. In 2009, Volvo debuted a refreshed version of the C70, in new Flamenco Red Pearl paint, at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The new C70 included a redesigned front end, redesigned instrument panel, and new rear LED lamps. The engine and transmission remained the same, as well as the interior. US model was made available in 2010 as the 2011 model year vehicle.
The C70 Inscription was produced from 2011-2013 and was a limited edition of the C70. It came in three colors, Black Stone (Solid), Black Sapphire (Metallic) and Ice White (Solid). Various other amenities were included as well. The vehicle was shown at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show and went on sale that following November. However, working on your C70 blindly without a clear map of the internal workings of your vehicle is not advised. Hence, go grab yourself a Volvo C70 workshop manual today.