Warm Wheels has invested the earlier couple months touring the United States in lookup of the subsequent personalized automobile it will add to its catalog of 1/64-scale diecast types. It is not halting there: It also headed to the United Kingdom to add a little bit of intercontinental flair to the levels of competition, and it chosen a Volvo P1800 that has been heavily modified into a gasser as the winner that will transfer on to the semifinal round.
Operator Lee Johnstone spelled out he created his P1800 — which he nicknamed “Ain’t no Saint” — commencing with a bare shell that had been stripped and that was way too far gone to properly restore. Volvo’s 1960s 4-cylinder engines are famously tunable, but Johnstone appeared across the pond for an engine appropriate to make his aspiration automobile a fact. He selected a 454-cubic-inch V8 sourced from the Chevrolet components bin and supercharged to develop about 600 horsepower.
Ain’t no Saint reportedly operates a 10.01-2nd quarter mile at 133 mph.
Johnstone consistently races the P1800 with his a few daughters. He therefore named his workforce Johnstone & Daughters (JD) Racing.
“This is a lovely example of a gasser — a drag racer with street automobile sort. Usually with dragsters, the chassis is so important that the physique gets missed, but this example is fabulous with terrific awareness to element,” spelled out former Jaguar layout director Ian Callum, who was 1 of the judges that chosen the P1800 as the United Kingdom’s finalist. “It entirely hits the Warm Wheels temporary.”
Warm Wheels has already introduced various gassers, which includes 1 centered on a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air. Time will notify if Johnstone’s P1800 will become the subsequent addition to the collection. Its subsequent halt is the worldwide semifinal round scheduled for November four, 2021, in which it will contend in opposition to some of the prior winners. There are two semifinal rounds taking location ahead of the grand finale prepared for November 13.