Inside the Coolest Car Collection You’ve Never Heard Of
As part of my trip to Sweden to drive the production version of the Volvo S60 Polestar (which, full disclosure, Polestar generously paid for after I was supposed to drive the bonkers 508 hp concept version, but it fell through), we were taken to a semi-secret collection of amazing racing cars. This is the collection of Mr. Gregor Petersen, and it’s incredible. I’m not going to say much, but the pictures are worth scrolling for.
This could be the most famous Volvo race car of all time: the Tom Walkinshaw-built 850R WTCC
This S40, also by Tom Walkinshaw Racing, competed in the Swedish Touring Car Championship in the late 1990′s.
Polestar is now in charge of Volvo motorsport, and this 2010 C30 WTCC, driven by Tony Rustad, is
the newest Volvo in the collection. Look at the rear camber!
Far and away my favorite car in the whole collection: the last Volvo 242 Turbo ever built. The first 240 race car
ever built can be found in the same collection (inside the building, see gallery)
These are not the same cars previously shown outside. Third from left, the first Volvo 240 Coupe ever built.
This is the engine bay of a March Formula 3 concept. It’s got FIVE Husqvarna Motorcycle engines sharing a crankshaft.
Legend has it, the car once ran for one minute, 27 seconds, before committing suicide.
This 1961 Lotus chassis is actually a Formula Ford. It finished top-five in a race less than three years ago.
This 1971 Chevron Prototype weighs 1,000 Lbs and makes 275 horsepower at the wheels. Mr. Petersen says
it’s the fastest car he’s ever driven.
The engine bay of the S40 Touring Car. Note how far low and rearward the engine has been moved from the stock location.
This is the coolest Mini I’ve ever seen. It’s got a 1300cc engine and a chopped roof. I love it.
Yes, this is a real, functional Bennetton Formula One car, as driven by Teo Fabi in the 1987 season.
The man doesn’t just like Volvo’s. Here’s a trio of BMW Swedish Touring Cars, an E46, E92, and Z4 GT3
Lastly, a body-less spec Solution F Chassis, which will be covered with the new S60 Polestar STCC body and
powered by a modified version of the Nissan VQ engine. In Swedish Touring Car, all teams use this chassis and engine.