1960 Volvo derived Sports/Road Race Car Data: We may Alfa 4cyl repower the car soon
From what we know of the car, here are some details:
Description of Car:
Date Built: Late 1950s-early 1960s USA built we believe by West Coat custom builder
Construction. Steel channel tube frame with smaller, square tube construction of subframe
Body: Round steel tube with steel sheetmetal wrapped and welded around round tube.
Cockpit: Welded, light guage steel floors and side panels. Alum Dash with some gauges (not shown)
Suspension: Coil Springs with Tubular Shock absorbers. Stiff- near race stiffness (1960 Volvo?)
Brakes: Alum Drum, large diameter- 1960 Volvo?)
Steering: Rack and Pinion- Volvo?
Rear end Volvo?
Wheels: Steel with 4 ply old tires. 4 bolt pattern (Volvo?)
Size: Will measure. Believed to be @10-11 long.
Body style: Devon like front end, with Cheetah Style Kammback.
Build quality: The steel body as constructed around a steel cockpit and round-tube exterior framing is a work of artvery well designed and built.
Paint is recent, Medium Blue Metallic, similar to Shelby Cobras, etc.
Windsheild and frame: Custom Alum windshield with plexiglass windshield. Installed
Rollbar: Single, thin tube hoop. We are considering replacing with heavier, SCCA style hoop with removable forward brace to front RH footwell.
Current Work: We have installed the custom windshield, headlight brake-airscoop and we are preparing to install the dashboard.