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1973 Volvo 144 Racecar
(This page has been prepared by Australian member Stuart Innes)
This Volvo resides now in New Zealand

 


  More photos below, please click on image for full size photo

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Description

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The 144 had by this 1973 model proved itself very reliable, well built and affordable to maintain. The strong and sturdy nature off the 144 makes it ideally suitable to small budget, club level motorsport with its easy supply of parts, as they were sold in their thousands in Australia over the period 1968-74.

They featured many new and innovative engineering improvements over existing available cars of the same size such as 4 wheel disc brakes, 5 speed overdrive gearboxes, double reinforced body shells that form a safety cell for the occupants, retracting seat belts and collapsible steering column.

Basic but efficient motor and transmission that with normal servicing would last twice as long as any other due to the quality of the internals of the engine eg. Mahle pistons.

The 140 range also included the 142, 145 and 145 Express van. The 142 and 144 proving the most popular in Australasian motorsport, even a 145 was entered in the Round Australia Rally in the ‘70s and did well.

Specification

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144
1973
4 cylinders, 2.0Ltr, B20E, 2x SU's
150 hp approx
M40 4spd & Celica 5 spd 
Standard Girling rear, ATE 164vented front
15 x 7” Globe Bathurst Alloy Mags
1 Cams Approved race seat
None, built to CAMS sport sedan spec’s 
For full equipment details follow link below

 144Racing Links

The Evolution of a 144 Racecar by Stuart Innes

 Some other interesting Volvo 140 series photos

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