1954 Volvo 444 (1954)




Automotive Restorations is proud to offer a race car that is as much at home on the La Carrera Panamericana Road Rally as it is on the track at Lime Rock Park. This race car comes with an extensive list of modifications, beginning with custom made wide body includes front fenders, trunk, and hood. Included is a La Carrera legal roll cage, OMP race seats, Brontz rally computer, Fire suppression system, quick release steering, full rally instrumentation, 18 gal. fuel cell by Fuel Safe (bladder was replaced in 2010). A race built Volvo B-20 engine with dual 45 side-draft Weber carburetors, Stahl headers, aluminum radiator, oil cooler, Tremec T-5 close-ratio 5 speed transmission with custom overdrive and Hurst shifter, Wilwood disc brakes on all four corners, limited-slip differential, Tilton pedal assembly, single plate rally clutch, Koni shocks with coil overs in the rear, Dual battery system with a Mallory ignition, two sets of Panasport 15X7 alloy rims. Total vehicle weight is 960 Kg dry. This is a three owner car and was purpose-built for Bill Shanahan, famous rally car owner and driver. In 1997 this car took first in class (Turismo Produccion) and 5th overall. The car has competed in 10 Carreras.
The car comes with the following spare parts package, tailored to support a car running in the Carrera or a similar event:
B-20 Race Engine
Complete limited slip rear axle
Complete front cross member suspension assembly
Spare set of Koni shock absorbers
8 gallon fuel cell (suitable for track racing)
Gearbox with custom over drive and short throw shifter
Clutch and flywheel
Spare radiator, alternator and steering rack
Engine dyno sheet and race photos available

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  • Year: 1954
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Coupe
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Blue

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