F1 Volvos for sale

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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

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