F1 Volvos for sale
TRUCKIES WITH A LOVE OF FORMULA ONE ARE being offered the opportunity to buy a Volvo tractor unit and get involved with an F1 team. Well…kind of.
Twenty-four Volvo FH 4x2s previously run by the McLaren Racing F1 team (which, of course, has a huge Kiwi history, having been founded by our own Bruce McLaren) are up for sale in the United Kingdom.
The 2018 model Globetrotter XL left-hand-drive tractor units were used in 2018 and 2019 to transport the team’s racing cars and equipment to the European rounds of the championship.
The metallic silver trucks, which were part of a major sponsorship deal with Volvo Trucks, were built to “a flagship specification” and each come with an official certificate of authenticity plus McLaren Racing merchandise, including a cap signed by current McLaren drivers Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris.
The trucks also come with a carbon fibre McLaren keyring and have a “discreet” McLaren Racing badge on the cabs.
The FHs have Volvo D13K engines producing 540 horsepower and 2600Nm of peak torque and I-Shift automated transmissions with I-See predictive cruise control. They have clocked-up between 30,000 and 60,000 kilometres.
Volvo Used Trucks national sales and brand manager Carl White says they are “very special vehicles and we’re expecting a lot of interest from ownerdrivers and fleets, doing mostly Continental work.
“So far as specifications go, they’ve got pretty much every option on them – factory fitted, including refrigerators, microwaves and luxury leather interiors. What’s more, they have been maintained in showroom condition by McLaren Racing.”
The 24 Volvo 4x2s were used by McLaren to carry cars and equipment to each of the European GPs in 2018 and 2019