Thursday, March 6, 2014


The Silver Fox $80,000

 54 Volvo 444 Pan Am Racer.  Automotive Restorations is proud to offer a race car that is as much at home on the La Carrera Panamericana as the track at Lime Rock. This race car comes with an extensive list of modifications, beginning with custom made aluminum wide-body: front fenders, trunk and hood.  A Carrera legal roll cage, OMP race seats, rally computer, fire suppression system, quick release steering, full rally instrumentation, 18 gal. Fuel Safe cell (bladder 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 around, limited slip dif, Tilton pedals, single plate clutch, Koni shocks with coil-overs in the rear, dual battery system, Mallory ignition, two sets Panasport 15X7 alloy rims.  In 2010 the car took second in class (Turismo Produccion) and 13th overall.  The car comes with the following spare parts package:    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, radiator, alternator and steering rack, engine dyno sheet and race photos available.
Total price $45,000 car and spare parts package. Call David 203-377-6745 EXT: 37 ( or Michael 203-377-6745 EXT: 14, ( Car is located in Stratford, CT.

´63 Chevy Nova.  327 (331) c.i. race-built engine. 400+ hp.  Richmond Super T-10 four-speed transmission.  Hurst shifter.  Ford 9” rear axle (new).  3:25 or 4:11 rear gear. Willy’s (Holly) carburetor. Wilwood disc brakes.  Twin, adjustable master cylinders.  Hydraulic clutch. Adjustable foot pedal box.  New LCP-EXPRESS roll cage-extended to front clip.  22 gallon fuel cell, recessed in trunk floor. Twin fuel pumps and twin MSD ignition boxes.  Re-circulating fuel system.  Racing water pump. Electric fan. Accusump oil reservoir system.  Aluminum radiator (new) and intake manifold.  Cobra FIA seats and belts are current.  LCP required 4 Kg fire system to cockpit and engine.  Rewired with quick-change fuses.  New, stronger front clip because of off-road excursion LCP 2012.  Classic Industries mini-subframe.  Subframe connectors. Front sway bar.  Mustang 700# racing front springs. Tuned rear leaf springs. Adjustable shocks.  New steel wheels.  TerraTrip.  Mechanical support possible.  Guaranteed to pass LCP inspection.  Guaranteed entry.  In the right hands, this car is a contender in Historic C.  Available for the Chihuahua Express or Carrera.  Arrive and drive.  $38,500 USD/BO. Located in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.  Come with spare engine. Watch it launch. Contact Gerie Bledsoe, or 1-650-525-9190.
Volvo P1800 with 2.300 ccm, Webers and aprox 185 Horse Power. Ready to race for the Panam ore Pikes Peak.  Very fast with 230 K/mH and from 1967. Second in class and 10th overall in Pan Am  Class B in 2010 and 10th over all.  Price: 32.000 Euro.  Located in Austria. Contact Lars at
Volvo Amazon 122S with 1.800 ccm, fully built to Historic FIA appendix K specs, approx 155 horse power and ready to race.  Year 1965. We won first in Class A 2008 with this car.
Price: 30.000 Euro.  Located in Austria.  Contact Lars at
'66 Volvo 122s.  Approved roll cage for La Carrera Panamericana. Raced the Pan Am and Chihuahua Express. 22 gallon fuel cell. Accusump oil accumulator, 2 race seats and 6 point harnesses. After the first race in Mexico, we built 2 engines exactly the same. The extra engine is still in a crate and unused. The engine has about 10.5 /1 compression that produces approximately 160 horsepower.  Custom made connecting rods were also balanced (goes to 7200 rpm effortlessly). Isky cams. Engine is bored out to just below 2 Liters displacement. Dual Weber 45 carburetors. External oil filter cartridge (inline). Spares package, with long block and transmission. Car may need some wiring and minor safety updating for LCP.  Located in northern California.  Spares in Seattle.  $12,500/B.O.  Contact John Voss.
If you are interested in a car, let me know and I will send a photo.  For some reason, this blog would not let me move photos from email to the blog.
Advertise your car here in return for a $40 donation to Amigos de Lupita Hernandez.
Please note that some of these vehicles may require some updating to pass the higher safety standards of La Carrera Panamericana and the Chihuahua Express.  Determining what, if any, updating might be needed is the responsibility of the buyer.
Gerie Bledsoe
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico