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Volvo C303 4WD.

pictures Volvo C303 4WD

The Volvo C303 4WD is fitted with portal axles and vacuum operated diff' locks front and aft. Standard power comes from Volvo's straight - six petrol engine.

Like all forward control designs, steep descents can be "exciting", but the C303 is wider and more stable than its little brother, the Volvo C202.

Volvo C303 4x4, 1970's - Specifications

  • forward control, 5-door, hard-top (panel van) 4wd.sofcom.com/4WD.html
  • loa: 4240mm, width: 1930mm, height: 2130mm
  • approach: 45, departure: 45
  • turning radius: 5m
  • weight: 2250kg (unladen); GVM 3450kg
  • Volvo B30, 2982cc, petrol, 6-cyls, 2xCarb', 2-valves/cyl, ohv
  • bore: 88.9mm, stroke: 80mm, c.r.: 9.3:1
  • transmission: 4m, part-time 4WD, 2-speed transfer case, portal axles with hub reduction gears, front and rear diff' locks
  • suspension: live-leaf/live-leaf, brakes: drum/drum
  • tyres: 9x16", fuel tank: 85L
  • Notes: C304 LWB cab-chassis
    4140 military soft-top, 4141 military hard-top
    C306 / 4143 6x6 version, there was also an 8x8 prototype
  • Rivals: Land Rover 101, Pinzgauer

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Information - Rod Genn and Ari Myllyla (inc' picture)


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