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1959 Volvo 444 544 Vintage race car vintage track car

Sale price: £7,950.00 make an offer

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Date: 2018-04-11
Jeff (from New Mexico) offered 8000.00 usd
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Volvo
Year: 1959
Engine: 1,778
Transmission: Manual
Drive side: Left-hand drive
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1959 Volvo 444 544 Vintage race car vintage track car for sale

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1959 Volvo 444 544 Vintage race car vintage track car Photo
  • 1959 Volvo 444 544 Vintage race car vintage track car
  • 1959 Volvo 444 544 Vintage race car vintage track car
  • 1959 Volvo 444 544 Vintage race car vintage track car
  • 1959 Volvo 444 544 Vintage race car vintage track car
  • 1959 Volvo 444 544 Vintage race car vintage track car
  • 1959 Volvo 444 544 Vintage race car vintage track car
  • 1959 Volvo 444 544 Vintage race car vintage track car
  • 1959 Volvo 444 544 Vintage race car vintage track car
  • 1959 Volvo 444 544 Vintage race car vintage track car
  • 1959 Volvo 444 544 Vintage race car vintage track car
  • 1959 Volvo 444 544 Vintage race car vintage track car
  • 1959 Volvo 444 544 Vintage race car vintage track car



this car is for sale at shop. and listing may end at any time

. As always. nbsp; I will consider any reasonable offer to end early

and please check our ebay Store for other Vintage race cars


This Volvo has been a racecar nearly all it's life.

it is an early 444 with the split windshield. nbsp; and has a race built B18 motor

 Several drivers  have raced this car during the 60' and 70's . including Dan Gallant of Gallant Racing Shop in Oakland California . who raced it until selling it 1975 .

Dan and his wife/partner Karen ( he builds the cars. nbsp; she builds race motors) found the car again. in 2011. and decided to restore it for Vintage Racing.   The car was completed. but unfortunately. nbsp; at Age 69. Dan's health issues caused them to sell the car in 2013.


The car now resides at my race car restoration shop in Alabama. nbsp;

but at age 72. nbsp; I think others will enjoy it more often than I will.


This is a very well prepared. nbsp; and nicely restored Volvo 444.   I consider it track ready. but as with any 'new' racecar. nbsp; I think some track time in sorting would be advisable before serious competition.

If you have never driven the 444/544 cars. nbsp; they have a very large cockpit. nbsp; and this car is quite comfortable . with plenty of leg and headroom.   It could accommodate a passenger seat . if rallying is a consideration.

This car has been raced since early time with the 4bbl carburetor. and it is legal with the SCCA rules.   If you will be racing under FIA Appendix K. nbsp; I can replace it with a set of dual SU's and intake manifold from another Volvo we have here.  

 This car has updated front disc brakes. fire system. fuel cell. electric fuel pump. battery disconnect . FIA spec Vintage tires that are 'new'. heavy front anti-roll bar. rear Panhard bar and anti roll bar.   Expect it may need new FIA compliant seat belts


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 From the  Original Restorer's Description from the ad on  Race-Cars. com . which it was sold last year

1957 Volvo 444

A-H Production Historic Production Racer Listings Other Listings

Logbook: SCCA 33-240

Condition: Good

Price: US $22. 00 Currency_Convert

Location: Oakland. Ca. . USA

Description

The car has been raced since the 1960's. The log book with it goes back to 1970.  The car has been updated to a B18 engine and the suspension. transmission and rear end have been overhauled. The brakes are Volvo discs front and drum rear. It has a fire system. new belts. and is ready to run. Illness forces sale.

History

SCCA B Sedan race group. Races from 1970 listed in log book. but was raced earlier although no log books issued before 1970 by SCCA.



•Fuel Cell

•Radiator: Aluminum

•Water Pump: Volvo

•Oil Cooler: Aluminum Setrab

•Ignition: Volvo

•Alternator: Mopar

•Transmission: 4 speed

•Shifter: Volvo P1800

•Trans Cooler: yes

Rear End •Cooler: yes


Body •Construction: all steel    •Color: Maroon/Black

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As always. nbsp; I will consider any reasonable offer to end early

and please check our ebay Store for other Vintage race cars


 

 


It has the original  SCCA  Logbook 

and two ring binders full of pictures and technical data


Raced through the 60's and 70's on Californian tracks.  This is a typical West Coast car that is solid and without rust.

 

Recently restored in 2012. this car was found tired. but 'unmolested'  as the pictures included with the car will show.  . Stripped to bare metal and repainted. and all mechanics rebuilt or renewed.  Numerous pictures of it supplied in a 3 ring binder by the Gallants. nbsp; including 1970's race pictures. nbsp;  pictures when " found"  in 2011. nbsp; and many pictures while being lovingly restored during restoration. come with the car.


Included also. is a second ring binder. full of the Gallants notes and detailed specifications for building . nbsp; both the motor. as well as suspension set-up. etc.

It will be obvious. the motor is not a low-budget build. nbsp; and there is a significant amount of 'trick' work in the head and valvetrain. nbsp; for both power. and reliability


Not often do you find transmission and rear axle coolers on cars of this style.

but you will find both. on this car.


 





 



and YES . nbsp;

 we have been shipping cars around the World for many years. /p>

 and can help with arrangements. and the car comes with appropriate paperwork.

The last race car shipped to UK  for about 800GBP

 


please call my cell for answers.  256. 507. 3328

 

 

Dave Perry  

 

 

 

 


OldSchool Restorations of North Alabama



Terms: $500 deposit by PayPal with 24 hours. and the balance by cash in person. or bank. within 5 days.



Please. NO exceptions after the sale.

Call Dave at (256) 507 3328 . 8am – 9pm Central Time.

before bidding. if you need to make other arrangements

Car stored indoors for 60 days. $60 / month thereafter. if required.

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