Track Car For $200 Bucks
Track cars can cost a bomb, pretty much whatever you are prepared to pay. Ash Cunningham had been looking for a cheap track car for a while when this beauty came up on Facebook asking…. wait for it, $200 bucks.
It’s a 255,000km, 1997 Volvo V40 T4 wagon that’s lived at Maitland NSW for the past few years being used as a transport hack between there and Sydney by its owner.
Ash and his mate Ross put in a hundred each to buy the turbo wagon which on the face of it seems a bit naff ‘cos it’s a Volvo, but when you see what’s on it, the old Ovlov was a bargain.
The previous owner had spent large making it go and handle including choice items like the Quaife limited slip diff to tame front wheel drive.
That alone would have cost a couple of grand fitted.Then there’s the Bilstein shockies with lowered and stiffer Pedders springs, the DBA discs with EBC red pads, the Ultra Racing rear sway bar and front and rear strut bars, Bridgestone RE003s and some performance boosting components from tuning outfit BSR who supplied the stainless exhaust, Optiflow intake and stage three tune with more boost.
GOOD FOR ABOUT 200 Kw
Ash reckons the V40 churns out about 200kW, a substantial increase from stock. Better yet it sounds the part with that 2.0-litre four pot up front hissing and growling through the cold air intake.
It’s a manual and the shift mechanism is nearly gone. Needs a new water pump too but apart from that, compression is good and the old Volvo seems up for its new life on the track.
The boys will remove most of the interior, fit a race bucket and harness, change the fluids, check it out thoroughly and take it out for some hot laps.
There you go, motor sport needn’t be expensive at all.
These guys will pay as much to get on the track as they did to buy the car…..WTF