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Bertone's Dream - An Italian with Swedish Meatballs
By: Dana Howe

One might say that if Bertone himself could redo one of his own designs, this what we would all want on the boat over from Italy. A beautiful black 262C Bertone completely decked out with showroom quality appearance as well as enough performance mods to make any tuner do a double take.

Brett Borders began working on his beloved Bertone


  • Model: 1979 262C Bertone
  • Owner: Brett Borders
  • Photographer: Kent VanOort
  • Motor: Brett transplanted a B21FT in place of the standard 6cyl Renault motor (PRV6), bored it out to 2300cc and added an IPD VX3 cam. A "Stage II" turbo upgrade from T.E.C. was put in place to add extra fun to the Garrett T3. For the exhaust system, an MVP 3" mandrel bent system was installed with out a catalytic converter followed by dual 2 1/2" exit pipes.
  • Transmission: Standard equipment Volvo M46 Manual with overdrive and a Centerforce clutch kit.
  • Suspension: MVP coil-over kit with Bilsteins provide the needed ride height and rigidity. IPD sways, MVP end links, and an MVP adjustable pan-hard rod finish it off.
  • Wheels & Brakes: The 18' HRE forged aluminum 3 piece rims wrapped with 225/45ZR18 Toyo tires mount on a set of cross drilled rotors to add to the aura of the car.
  • Cosmetic: Brett added a flat nose turbo hood and grill, and euro headlamps to accent the front end of the Bertone For the trunk a late model 240 trunk with spoiler was added. All matching up with the late model 240 bumpers and a Grant 7 piece aero kit.
  • Interior: Corbeau black leather 4 point race seats were added to provide additional support during hard driving. A DVD and GPS mobile entertainment system with 10 speakers creates the ultimate audio/video experience.


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