1970 Volvo GTZ 3000

Updated: Nov 28, 2020

Motauto asked Zagato to start afresh on the basis of a Volvo 164. Not only was the resulting GTZ 3000 shorter, wider and lower than the donor in original form, it had also shed some 300kg and been honed for aerodynamic efficiency. Alfa Montreal-like headlamp covers were implemented, while a bonnet that peaked above the rectangular grille provided a more tangible link to Volvo’s own design language. But despite a warm reception from visitors to the 1970 Geneva Motor Show at which it landed, Volvo once again declined. Three strikes, and Motauto declared itself out.

Source: Classic Driver