Custom Racecar Development
P1800 Vintage Racecar -
An example of the racecars we build and can build for you.
Volvo Wins at Indy 2014-06-12
That's a Volvo 1800 winning its class and group at the SVRA Vintage and Historic races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last weekend. After spending time with us for an engine rebuild and power boost this spring, the familar blue 1800, #68, now owned and driven by Volvo Trucks NA President Goran Nyberg, won its first time out after going through a few days of initial issues with the rebuilt, more powerfull, B20 2 L engine. Still using the head, crank, rods and pistons from its original build in 2001, by applying continued developments in porting, cam design, rocker ratios and carb tuning we were able to boost its peak power while at the sime time giving it a much broader power band - enough for it to win first time out over a field of 70 cars in its group - with a very good driver. To give you an idea of some of the work involved in coming up with the right combination of changes, we did 80 flow bench tests and 47 dyno test runs which included testing 2 different cam designs, two distributors, three different sets of rocker ratios, two different intake manifolds, two carb sizes, several different main venturi sizes, and many different jet combinations.
Sold and shipped to the UK where it raced in 2012 ! But now back in the USA. See the above result.
Below is the old listing. This car is not currently for sale, but we can build another one like it, with upgrades, to your specifications.
$22,000 for the car with spares. $27,500 for the car with enclosed trailer for a complete ready to race package.
This car is a good example of the vintage racecars that we have built and can build for you - now for sale after 10 years years of successful racing with numerous podium finishes. Its setup and equipment are typical of our vintage racecars. Nick Julian did a beautiful job on the body as shown in the photo below. The engine is our 2 liter vintage race engine with dual Weber 45 DCOE carbs, forged pistons, BHP cam, Crower rods, baffled oil pan, ported race head, 13 to 1 compression ratio, dynoed at over 200 HP. The suspension includes Carrera adjustable shocks, race springs and adjustable front sway bar. The car has 4 wheel discs brakes, Tilton brake cylinders with adjustable bias, aluminum flywheel, Tilton 7-1/4 inch clutch, t 9 transmission with Quaife close ratio gear set, fire system, a full set of gauges including exhaust gas temp gauges reading each cylinder, etc.
How much would it cost to build one like it ? - $30,000 - $40,000 depending on parts details - not including the cost of a good condition, no rust street car as the basis of the build.
At $22,000 for the car with spares. $27,500 with a very nice enclosed trailer, this is an excellant value for a complete, turnkey, ready to race package that could be delivered to the track ready to go. Let me know if you would like more information.
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1962 P 1800 Sold
One of our customers has asked us to sell his P1800 that is currently in our storage garage. He lives outside of the US and has decided that the cost of transporting the car is more than he wants to spend. The car is in the same condition as when purchased from a restorer in Massachusetts 4 years ago, and has not been on the road since. It has a new interior and comparatively new paint though there are areas that need some additional work. The body is basically solid with no obvious rust problems. Not a show car, but with a small amount of additional fix up it could be a fun daily driver in its present condition, while needing some body and paint work in the future to bring out the car's potential. See photos below. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. $5200.
Sold for $5,000.
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