Genuine R-sport kit

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What would you do with a brand new R-sport kit, stripes included?

Install it on a 1981 or 1982 343/345 GLS with B19A, as it was supposed to be!
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25%
Install it on a 1983 / 1984 360 GLS with B19A
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31%
Install it on a 1985+ 360 GLS with B200K
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6%
Install it on a 1983 / 1984 360 GLT with B19E instead of the injection
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No votes
Install it on a 1985+ 360 GLT with B200E instead of the injection
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13%
Give it for free for Foggyjames for his 343 GLS project :-)
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No votes
Let it stay on a shelf for the future :-)
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25%
 
Total votes: 16

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Re: Genuine R-sport kit

Post by Fuse » 29 May 2013 10:38 pm

Though Volvo did have it's own competition department in Gothenburg (and still does, with a different name and less visibility for "normal" customers though as it did in the Golden ERA of the Volvo motorsport). Found in 1959 and named as Volvo Motorsport division, at 1962 name was changed to Volvo Competition service and in 1978 it was renamed to Volvo R-Sport division. They built cars for quite many customers here in Finland also (rally cross and Group-A mainly) and of course all of the Volvo's own factory team competition vehicles. R-Sport division at Gothenburg also built all of the homologation models of the cars which Volvo Factory Team used in different motorsport classes. With deep enough pockets you basically could order a race car with those specs you wanted in the limits of the homologation rules of the class in question, but I don't suppose anyone would've ordered a stock 300-series R-Sport street car from them. ;) Though you'll never know if they might have prepped some of the street cars also, like they did with the homologation models. They also built many concept and prototype models, for example the 363 CS (CS=Competition Service).

This department was completely separate from the stock production line. In 1983 it was renamed again, R-Sport Division became the Volvo Motorsport.

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There was even a R-Sport shop at Gothenburg from where you could have bought race spec crate engines off the shelf. ;)

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Picture links are from here, lot's of Volvo related motorsport pics. https://www.facebook.com/Volvo.in.motorsport

-Marko
Volvo R-Sport - Equipment for the car enthusiast.

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Re: Genuine R-sport kit

Post by Chris_C » 30 May 2013 01:02 pm

Fuse wrote:Image
I think I've just seen my favourite picture ever.

Ford did similar with their Advanced Vehicles Operation, building anything from the hot road rally stuff through to really silly things.

Every company should have a shed full of nutters to make cool things.
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Re: Genuine R-sport kit

Post by Nimminz » 30 May 2013 09:42 pm

:shock:

I want those seats!
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'87 760 TDI (D24TIC) - sold
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Re: Genuine R-sport kit

Post by Fuse » 30 May 2013 09:47 pm

Chris_C wrote:
Fuse wrote:Image
I think I've just seen my favourite picture ever.

Ford did similar with their Advanced Vehicles Operation, building anything from the hot road rally stuff through to really silly things.

Every company should have a shed full of nutters to make cool things.
True! 70's and 80's would've been great eras to be a Volvo enthusiast with a bit of loose money. 8) Factory "hot-rod" parts were available as so many models were homologated to many racing series.

Some of the older Volvo enthusiasts here tell they were drooling over that 16V R-Sport engine, there was one for display behind the glass at the main Volvo Dealer in Helsinki, Finland at the 80's.

Price tag on the engine was something like 45 000 Finnish Marks. That was A LOT of money back then. For example a factory 240 Turbo with a B21ET engine cost about 130 000 Finnish Marks back then, so the 16V engine alone cost more than 1/3 of the price for the whole Turbo car. :-P Though it was still quite cheap compared to similiar engines, price for a BDA Ford engine with same specs was about twice of that 16V R-Sport. :-p


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Re: Genuine R-sport kit

Post by mrborrie » 25 Jun 2013 03:13 pm

I'm all into stickers, starting up volvo-stickers.com too i'd be intrested to replicate these if i get sizing.
Could even do other colors
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Re: Genuine R-sport kit

Post by MCHUDD » 28 Jun 2013 10:49 am

Hi mate.
When i got my 345 stripes, i made templates of all the sizes.
I sent them to Volvosneverdie up in the north East of England.
He might still have them. You could ask.
Cheers Mark.
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Re: Genuine R-sport kit

Post by wolfpack » 29 Jun 2013 03:20 pm

Would love for someone to get the body kit and make some moulds of it. I would have 1 or 2 sets at least :mrgreen:

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Re: Genuine R-sport kit

Post by 360beast » 18 Apr 2014 09:39 am

Did you decide what to do Duvel?

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