Make
Volvo
Model
Volvo 850
Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Chassis No
850R5-001
Built By
TWR
Date Built
1995
Current Status
SCRAPPED
History
Used in the 1995 British Touring Car Championship by Rickard Rydell and Tim Harvey.

Used initially as a spare car the following year before being converted to 1996-spec and run in the 1997 Swedish Touring Car Championship by Picko Troberg Racing. Mattias Ekström finshing forth in the Championship.

The car remained in storage until a one-off outing in the final round of the 1998 Swedish Touring Car Championship at Mantorp driven by Patrik Ernstsson, who had been offered the drive as part of his prize for winning the 1997 Volvo S40 Junior series. Ernstsson was involved in a heavy accident, destroying the car.

The remains were returned to SportPromotion where it remained in storage. In 1999 the chassis was melted down, but not before the running gear was transferred into the previously unused bodyshell 850R 008
Pictures
Mattias Ekström Mattias Ekström Mattias Ekström  / Jan Nilsson Mattias Ekström  / Jan Nilsson Mattias Ekström, 1997 STCC
Race History
Volvo
#3 Volvo 850 GLT
Team: Troberg - Rydell Junior Team
SwedenMattias Ekström
Volvo
#15 Volvo 850 GLT
Team: Volvo Personbilar Sverige
SwedenPatrik Ernstson
Race Results
Date Venue Driver Vehicle Pos
1997 Swedish Touring Car Championship
04 May 1997 SwedenMantorp Park (1) Mattias Ekström #3 Volvo 850 GLT 1
04 May 1997 SwedenMantorp Park (2) Mattias Ekström #3 Volvo 850 GLT 1
25 May 1997 SwedenKinnekulle (1) Mattias Ekström #3 Volvo 850 GLT DNF
25 May 1997 SwedenKinnekulle (2) Mattias Ekström #3 Volvo 850 GLT 4
08 Jun 1997 SwedenAnderstorp (1) Mattias Ekström #3 Volvo 850 GLT 1
08 Jun 1997 SwedenAnderstorp (2) Mattias Ekström #3 Volvo 850 GLT 4
13 Jul 1997 SwedenFalkenberg (1) Mattias Ekström #3 Volvo 850 GLT 2
13 Jul 1997 SwedenFalkenberg (2) Mattias Ekström #3 Volvo 850 GLT DNF
03 Aug 1997 SwedenKnutstorp (1) Mattias Ekström #3 Volvo 850 GLT DNF
03 Aug 1997 SwedenKnutstorp (2) Mattias Ekström #3 Volvo 850 GLT 2
31 Aug 1997 SwedenKarlskoga (1) Mattias Ekström #3 Volvo 850 GLT 6
31 Aug 1997 SwedenKarlskoga (2) Mattias Ekström #3 Volvo 850 GLT 1
1998 Swedish Touring Car Championship
27 Sep 1998 SwedenMantorp Park (1) Patrik Ernstson #15 Volvo 850 GLT DNF
27 Sep 1998 SwedenMantorp Park (2) Patrik Ernstson #15 Volvo 850 GLT DNS