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1957 Other Makes Historic VOLVO 444 Race Car B18 Sport ... B / Sedan

Sale price: $US $18,500.00 make an offer

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Manufacturer: Other Makes
Model: Historic VOLVO 444 Race Car
Year: 1957
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1957 Other Makes Historic VOLVO 444 Race Car B18 Sport ... B / Sedan for sale

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1957 Other Makes Historic VOLVO 444 Race Car   B18 Sport  ... B / Sedan Photo
  • 1957 Other Makes Historic VOLVO 444 Race Car   B18 Sport  ... B / Sedan
  • 1957 Other Makes Historic VOLVO 444 Race Car   B18 Sport  ... B / Sedan
  • 1957 Other Makes Historic VOLVO 444 Race Car   B18 Sport  ... B / Sedan
  • 1957 Other Makes Historic VOLVO 444 Race Car   B18 Sport  ... B / Sedan
  • 1957 Other Makes Historic VOLVO 444 Race Car   B18 Sport  ... B / Sedan
  • 1957 Other Makes Historic VOLVO 444 Race Car   B18 Sport  ... B / Sedan
  • 1957 Other Makes Historic VOLVO 444 Race Car   B18 Sport  ... B / Sedan
  • 1957 Other Makes Historic VOLVO 444 Race Car   B18 Sport  ... B / Sedan
  • 1957 Other Makes Historic VOLVO 444 Race Car   B18 Sport  ... B / Sedan
  • 1957 Other Makes Historic VOLVO 444 Race Car   B18 Sport  ... B / Sedan
  • 1957 Other Makes Historic VOLVO 444 Race Car   B18 Sport  ... B / Sedan
  • 1957 Other Makes Historic VOLVO 444 Race Car   B18 Sport  ... B / Sedan
  • 1957 Other Makes Historic VOLVO 444 Race Car   B18 Sport  ... B / Sedan
  • 1957 Other Makes Historic VOLVO 444 Race Car   B18 Sport  ... B / Sedan
  • 1957 Other Makes Historic VOLVO 444 Race Car   B18 Sport  ... B / Sedan
  • 1957 Other Makes Historic VOLVO 444 Race Car   B18 Sport  ... B / Sedan
  • 1957 Other Makes Historic VOLVO 444 Race Car   B18 Sport  ... B / Sedan
  • 1957 Other Makes Historic VOLVO 444 Race Car   B18 Sport  ... B / Sedan
  • 1957 Other Makes Historic VOLVO 444 Race Car   B18 Sport  ... B / Sedan
  • 1957 Other Makes Historic VOLVO 444 Race Car   B18 Sport  ... B / Sedan
  • 1957 Other Makes Historic VOLVO 444 Race Car   B18 Sport  ... B / Sedan


 


There is still time to make arrangements to fly to Wisconsin next month. /p>

 and enjoy this major Vintage Race Event

http://www. vscda. org/events/elkhart-lake-vintage-festival/


Volvo is the Featured Marque at this event. nbsp; which will have an ALL Vintage VOLVO Race on Sunday


 Rare opportunity .   This Historic Volvo 444  is believed to be the oldest Volvo race car in the US that is still active


It is already registered to race in the vintage Volvo race at the VOLVO NATIONALS.  Road America. Elkhart Lake Wisconsin.  in September


If you are interested in experiencing this highly regarded Vintage Event  " UP CLOSE "

this is an opportunity that rarely exists. /strong>



We have Many more pictures . contact us for more specific pictures if needed



ALL REASONABLE OFFERS CONSIDERED to end this sale early. /strong>

 unless bids have been placed.


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

 As always. 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. believed to have been imported by Klein and Hirsch in Los Angeles. to be raced by Ron Pearson. who is credited with Volvo's 1956 & 57 early debut as a winning Sports Sedan in the United States 


it is an early 444 with the split windshield. and has a race built B18 motor. built by Gallant Racing Engines in California.  .


 


Several drivers have raced this car during the late 50's.  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 ; she builds race motors) found the car again. in 2011 and decided to restore it for Vintage Racing. The car was completed. but unfortunately at age 69. Dan's health issues caused them to sell the car in 2013.

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION.   As evidenced in the many pictures. nbsp; Dan took the time to restore the car without making any significant changes from " as original in period " . nbsp; so the car appears nearly identical in period correctness.



The car resides at my race car restoration shop in Alabama. /p>

but now at age 74. I think others will enjoy it more often than I will.


The motor has been freshened with new bearings. seals. gaskets. head work. nbsp; and has test-bed break-in. and about 10 test laps. and is ready to race.



This is a very well prepared. and nicely restored Volvo 444. I consider it track ready. but as with any racecar. I think individual preferences and pre-race checks should be considered upon receipt.


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


I believe the car complies with FIA Homologation . nbsp;copy of papers included . with the exception of front disc brakes. nbsp; which can easily be changed back to drums.


This car has Volvo front disc brakes. fire system. FT-3 fuel cell. electric fuel pump. battery disconnect . FIA spec Vintage tires. heavy front anti-roll bar. rear Panhard bar and anti roll bar. transmission cooler.  


  The car has a current SCCA Annual Tech Inspection .

noted in the original SCCA log book.


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 The following was taken from the Original Restorer's ad from which it was sold several years ago.


1957 Volvo 444

Logbook: SCCA 33-240

Condition: Good


Price:  $22000  USD


Location: Oakland. Ca. . USA


Description


The car has been raced since the 1950's. The log book with it. is the original . issued when SCCA began issuing logbooks in 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 . believed since the late 50'S.  although no log books were 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

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


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It has the original  first  SCCA Logbook which is nearly FULL.



and two ring binders full of early race  and restoration pictures

         and technical data




Raced through the late 50's. 60's and 70's on Californian tracks. This is a typical West Coast car that is solid and without rust.



   COMPLETELY taken down to bare metal and 'every nut and bolt' restoration in 2011.

 This car was found by the Gallants.  '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. including 1970's race pictures. pictures when " found" in 2011. and many detail pictures while being lovingly restored during restoration. come with the car.




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


This is a race car. nbsp; and too old in Alabama to have a Title anyway.

However. nbsp; if you are considering road use. nbsp; an Alabama Vintage Registration may be obtained easily.


For Export. nbsp; the current Documents are in order for immediate export.





 

and please check our ebay Store for other Vintage race cars




 



This Volvo is for sale at the shop

All Reasonable Offers Considered

. and this listing may be ended at any time. /strong>

unless bids have been placed.






Recent cars shipped to the Port of Rotterdam in closed container

 from Port of Savannah Georgia

and usually the car can be at the Savannah Terminal in approximately 7-10 days.

 


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

 

 

Dave Perry  

 

 

 

 


OldSchool Restorations of North Alabama




Terms: 500EUR 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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