1961 Volvo Hoyt SpecialSOLD

F Modified SCCA Racing car that is street legal.

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Reference Number 50675

as of 9/13/2009

Overview
Car 1961 Volvo Hoyt Special
Small Series  1 of 1 
Exterior / Interior Color Bare Aluminum 
Condition Exceptional 
Mileage 7,800 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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Known History

I found the Hoyt Special in Apple Valley , CA where it had been sitting in a storage container for more than 15 years. I purchased it from Mike Hoyt, the 67 year old son of the builder, Albert Hoyt.

  After building a tube frame of his own design from scratch Mr. Hoyt found a donor Volvo 544 with 250 miles from new and proceeded to mount its complete drive train to his frame. He then fashioned an aluminum body from an F-100 aircraft drop tank. The father and son team completed the car then proceeded to go racing in the F modified class with the SCCA. He ran at such tracks as Elkhart Lake , Mid America and the occasional USAF air base. 

   They used just about every bit of the 544 possible, even the speedometer, so Mike assures me the 7800 miles showing is the actual on the car/engine (well, 250 miles less on the car).

  When I picked up the car from Mike I learned that his father was at an aircraft hangar doing fuselage repairs on a vintage plane. I asked if his job in the Air-Force was as some sort of fabricator but Mike said, "no he was a fighter-pilot"! I recently heard from someone who knew Al back in the day and learned that he also ran some cars at Bonneville and El Mirage.

  We have spent over 260 hours in our workshop going through the Hoyt Special to assure that it is ‘turn-key’ for the next owner. All of the systems that typically need work after a long slumber have been reconditioned including but not limited to, brakes, fuel, cooling, tires, etc.

  It is street legal & registered in California .

Being a One-Off and due to its period race history, this car is your ticket to participate in any of the top vintage racing events in the world!

Or, simply enjoy it on the street.