I think most people would agree that David Bowie was a genius. A musician, actor, producer, and tireless promoter, Bowie helped to shape the path of popular music for more than five decades until his death in 2016. More significantly to this blog, however, was the fact that Bowie was also a Volvo driver.

Meet David Bowie’s 1982 Volvo 262C coupe. Currently for sale at Oldtimer Galerie Toffen in Switzerland and listed on Classic Driver, this is a unique piece of music memorabilia and one of the finest examples of the Volvo Bertone love child available anywhere.

I’ve reproduced most of the original listing, below (in case it disappears), and invite you to check out Ziggy Stardust’s personal ride. Once you’ve done that, let us know what you think of the car in the comments section at the bottom of the article. Enjoy!




This car was delivered on June 18th 1981 to the musician David Robert Jones (David Bowie) and registered in his name on June 22nd 1981 with the license plate VD 122 922. In 1985 the 262 C was registered to the Bewlay Bros. S.A.R.L – the record label of David Bowie and Iggy Pop – and continued to be used by Bowie during his stays in Switzerland with the plates VD 267 584. In 1998 the car was finally taken over by the current owner. The original service booklet and a copy of the first vehicle registration are available. Fully equipped with automatic transmission, leather, aircondition, power windows and Volvo Hi-Fi System with Blaupunkt speakers. 53,000 km, very good and well maintained original condition.

Last car’s MOT (with approved Veteran status) was completed in April 2012.

For admirers of the exceptionally talented David Bowie, this Volvo 262 C certainly offers a unique opportunity to own a small part of pop-history and a piece of this extraordinary genius’ life.


Originally published on Volvo Jo.