Manufactured between 1996 and 2013 across two generations by Volvo, the C70 is a two-door, four passengers sport compact car.
DNA Collectibles decided to reproduce the Volvo C70 Softtop Convertible first generation built between 1997 and 2005 in Uddevalla, Sweden.
The C70 was first unveilled to the world in 1996 at the Paris Motor Show, to be then officially introduced on the European market in 1997, followed by North America the year after. The exterior design was handled by Mr Peter Horbury, Volvo Cars’ award winning design chief from 1991 until 2002, whereas the interior design was taken care by Mr Jose Diaz de la Vega. The C70 is considered to be the successor of the Volvo 780, which was also reproduced by DNA Collectibles.
“Our vision was to design a convertible that would meet the needs of a family of four looking for comfortable blue-sky motoring in a vehicle also providing stylish looks, performance and faultless driving and road-holding,” says Peter Horbury
In addition to the luxury leather seats and electric windows, Volvo offers advanced factory-fitted sound system providing ten loudspeakers as standard and twelve or fourteen available as options. For true music enthusiasts, the world’s first in-car Dolby™ Surround Pro Logic™ system with a dedicated central dashboard amplifier was the utmost option to add on their order. Just imagine one second bringing your comfy living room while your hairs are filled with wind and your ears with perfect sound.
46’786 out of 72’000 first generation C70 production were convertible versions, on which 24’948 were sold in the US! A true success story ready for the second generation.
You can shop the Volvo C70 Convertible in our store here.
You can watch below a very interesting review of the Volvo C70 Convertible provided by Men and Motors in 2013:
2 replies on “Volvo C70 Convertible”
I have a 2003 c70 when l brought this car in 2017 it had 140 km on the clock it is now 2022 l have added another 20,000 km , which is not alot of mileage,4,000.00 clicks a year ,nothing at all , your esteamed car , dose not drive well at all ,the front suspension is so hard if you hit a small pot hole at 80kmh or a small bump in the road the console ,dashboard jumps, this has snapped all the bolt on the housing of the dashboard, cracked the plastic on the speedometer and Rev couner casing the compartment under the glove compartment broke of its fixings , this car had only traveled 148,000 km at this time , now l have a jarring in the transmission from 1st to second gear , they can replace the transmission fluid ,the problem is there is a filter inside the box that has to be renewed then they are not sure ,these people are transmission specialist ,if the problem will be resolved, $3000,00 for this little problem, on top of that the small leak in my radiator which has to be replaced, $470 , l could not get a positive computer analysis on the transmission until the radiator was fixed , this car has been in the garage for 5 days now ,apparently the radiator that they received for a C70 2003 was for a turdo ,the garage personnel talk to volvo in Wellington NZ no problem they sent another radiator up the next day , now it seems the cooling system will not fit , this is a simple replacement of a radiator, which is going to cost me somewhere around ,$1,200 now they are look at looking at put a separate filter to the transmission another $400 this dose not include the transmission problem the main console, dashboard ,where this has to be completely dismantled and strengthened then put back together, 160,00km the car still looks new like the picture l am looking at now . Can you send me a serial number for a RADIATOR FOR 2003 CCONVERTIBLE ,PLATE NO,FLQ977 , YOU PROVIDE A CAR THAT CANNOT BE DRIVEN ON THE SURFACE OF A ROAD , WHITEOUT SEEKING PHYSIO THEROPY , THE FRONT SUSPENSION IS SO HARD IT DISLODGES THE FRONT CONSOLE THE AIR VENTS HAVE COME AWAY FROM THERE MOUNTS , AND I READ THROUGH YOUR CRAP ABOUT WHAT A COMFORTABLE CAR THIS IS , I FEEL THAT YOU PEOPLE AT VOLVO SHOULD HAVE A RE THINK ,KIND REGARD S T GLITHRO.
Although we are very sorry to read the trouble you have with your car, we are scale model manufacturer selling amongst other models some Volvo.
Therefore we have nothing to do with Volvo but love their design and technology.
We wish you good luck with your car.
DNA Collectibles Team