Volvo P1800 group GT (1961)

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Chassis numbers


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Homologation number: GT 39 and 544 (group 3)
Homologation start: 10/6/1961 and 1/7/1966
Volvo B18B, straight 4 cyl, 4 stroke, petrol engine, located front longitudinally
1780cc, 84.15 x 80.0 mm
5 main bearings
76 kW / 101.5 HP at 6000 rpm
152 Nm (15.4 kgf-m or 111.5 ft.lbs) at 4000 rpm
OHV with cam in block, 2 valves / cyl - 8 valves total
aspiration, natural with 2 x dual SU HS6 or Zenith/Stromberg sidedraft carburetors
water cooled
Volvo M40, 4 speed manual gearbox
gear ratios
1st: 3.13/1
2nd: 1.99/1
3rd: 1.36/1
4th: 1.00/1
final drive 4.10/1
dry, single disk Tilton 7 ΒΌ inch clutch
length 4400 mm
width 1676 mm
height 1280 mm
wheelbase 2451 mm
1000 kg

Results in WSCC

Season races for GT 1.0+

Group GT, under 2.0cc classification is noted in brackets
Car entry, chassis number Car number/ result
Dayt Sebring Targa Florio Nurb Le Man d' Auvergne Tourist Trophy Bridgeh Paris
Team 3h 12h 1000km 24h 400km 1000km
Karl vom Kothen/ Heinz Endemann #40, 22nd (9th)
Volvo Germany #41, dnf
Volvo Germany #42, 27th (11th)
Volvo Germany #43, 21st (8th)
Works Starts/finishes 4/3 4/3
Drivers Team entries and car number
Volvo Germany
Jochen Neerpasch 41
Herbert Schultze 41
K. H. Grote 42
Anselm von Oertzen 42
Josef Eschey 43
Georg Bialas 43

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