Make Volvo
Model Volvo S40
Drive Front Wheel Drive
Chassis No R8-002
Built By TWR
Date Built 1998
Current Status MUSEUM

History

Built for the 1998 British Touring Car Championship, where it was driven by Gianni Morbidelli.

At the end of the season, the car was shipped to Australia where it won the Bathurst 1000 in the hands of Rickard Rydell and Jim Richards.

Remaining in Australia for 1999 it was used by Richards in the Australian Super Touring Championship and by Richards and Cameron McLean in the Bathurst 500

The car was returned to Sweden and restored by SportsPromotion

In 2002 the car was returned to Volvo and presented to Rickard Rydell. Since then it has remained in the Bilsports Museum in Karlskrona.

Pictures

Richards / Rydell @ Bathurst, 1998 Jim Richards Jim Richards Richards / McLean @ Bathurst, 1999 Jim Richard / Rickard Rydell Elmia Performance & Custom Motor Show 2015

Race History

Volvo
Winner #40 Volvo S40 - Volvo S40 Racing
Jim Richards / Rickard Rydell
Volvo
#14 Volvo S40 - Volvo S40 Racing
Gianni Morbidelli
Volvo
#3 Volvo S40 - Volvo Dealer Racing Australia
Jim Richards
Volvo
#3 Volvo S40 - Volvo Dealer Racing
Cameron McLean / Jim Richards

Related Documents

PDF
Cars that won Bathurst
Australian Muscle Car looks at the 1997 and 1998 Bathurst 1000 winners

External Links

Race Results

Date Venue Driver Vehicle Pos
1998 Bathurst 1000
04 Oct 1998 AustraliaMount Panorama Richards / Rydell #40 Volvo S40 1
1999 Australian Super Touring Championship
18 Apr 1999 AustraliaLakeside (1) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 2
18 Apr 1999 AustraliaLakeside (2) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 3
02 May 1999 AustraliaOran Park (1) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 1
02 May 1999 AustraliaOran Park (2) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 1
30 May 1999 AustraliaMallala (1) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 2
30 May 1999 AustraliaMallala (2) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 2
20 Jun 1999 AustraliaWinton (1) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 2
20 Jun 1999 AustraliaWinton (2) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 DNF
20 Jun 1999 AustraliaWinton (3) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 1
18 Jul 1999 AustraliaOran Park (1) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 2
18 Jul 1999 AustraliaOran Park (2) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 2
18 Jul 1999 AustraliaOran Park (3) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 DNS
01 Aug 1999 AustraliaQueensland Raceway (1) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 1
01 Aug 1999 AustraliaQueensland Raceway (2) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 2
01 Aug 1999 AustraliaQueensland Raceway (3) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 1
15 Aug 1999 AustraliaOran Park (1) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 2
15 Aug 1999 AustraliaOran Park (2) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 1
15 Aug 1999 AustraliaOran Park (3) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 1
29 Aug 1999 AustraliaCalder Park (1) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 1
29 Aug 1999 AustraliaCalder Park (2) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 1
29 Aug 1999 AustraliaCalder Park (3) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 1
1999 Bathurst 500
02 Oct 1999 AustraliaMount Panorama (1) McLean / Richards #3 Volvo S40 1
03 Oct 1999 AustraliaMount Panorama (2) McLean / Richards #3 Volvo S40 2