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Duett - 1958

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122 Project - 1959

PV544 Rally - 1960

PV544 Rally - 1961

PV544 Race - 1962

PV544 Rally - 1964

122S Cabrio - 1963

121 Project - 1963

221 Estate - 1963

220 Estate - 1965

121 Amazon - 1966

122 Amazon - 1966

122S Mod - 1966

123GT - 1967

123GT USA - 1967

123GT - 1968

Duett - 1968

122S Mod - 1968

122S Mod 1 - 1968

122S Super - 1968

122S Race - 1968

122S Japan - 1969

1800 Mod - 1964

1800S - 1969

1800E Mod - 1971

1800ES Show 1973

1800ES USA 1973

144S Mod - 1967

142 Race - 1969

142 Rally - 1970

142 Auto - 1970

144S - 1971

145 Express - 1971

144 Race - 1973

164TE - 1974

Laplander - 1974

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245GL - 1978

242GT - 1980

242R  6cyl - 1980

262C Bertone - 1980

240T Mod - 1982

284 V8 Mod - 1982

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360GLT - 1989

440GLT - 1994

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780C Diesel - 1986

780C Diesel - 1988

780C B230 - 1988

780C Bertone - 1989

850GLT - 1995

850T5R Mod - 1995

960 - 1995

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V70 - 1998

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974 Volvo C303 Laplander
(Photos of this car supplied by the owner of this car,
Belgian member Dirk Dekens)

 


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Description

The Volvo C303 was built between 1974 - 1980. It came in different forms including a soft top and hard top 4x4, a 6x6 in various forms in military and civilian 4x4 version. The C303 has leaf springs with straight, portal axles, approx. 38mm of clearance at the lowest point. High and low range transfer case, a 6 cyl. Volvo B-30 engine and a 4 speed transmission. They come with fully selectable vacuum operated diff. lockers on the front and rear. 

Specification

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 Around 100km/h.
125hp at 4200 RPM 
165 Ft.lbs. at 2500 RPM.
4240mm, width: 1930mm, height: 2130mm
5m 
2250kg (unladen); GVM 3450kg 
Volvo B30, 2982cc, petrol, 6-cyls, Bosch Injection, 2-valves/cyl, ohv. 
Bore: 88.9mm, stroke: 80mm, CR: 9.3:1
4sp, part-time 4WD, 2-speed transfer case, portal axles with hub reduction gears, front and rear diff' locks
Live-leaf/live-leaf
Drum/drum 
9x16"
85L 
C304 LWB cab-chassis - 4140 military soft-top - 4141 military hard-top
C306 / 4143 6x6 version

 Links

Volvo Laplander by Dirk Dekens, Belgium
Volvo Laplander
Off Road Volvo vehicles by Stefan Keller
Real4x4 C303

 Some other interesting Volvo series photos

Many financial people who are not car enthusiasts at all have started to take a keen interest in previously under-appreciated vehicles such as the Volvo C303. For the last few years, people such as Total Merchant Services Ed Freedman have recommended that people consider cars as an asset or investment and it makes sense. As people like Ed Freedman point out, cars have consistently been setting sales records when they've been coming up for auction, particularly special editions, limited runs and cars with historic importance. Many Volvos meet those requirements and while the majority of them are still very reasonably priced, according to experts such as Ed Freedman, their prices won't remain that way forever. Amazons, C303s and even 240s are only becoming more scarce and more desirable as time goes on.

 

 

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