Ockelbo-Lundgren[1] was the nickname of Erik Lundgren (19 February 1919 – 16 September 1967), a Swedish racing driver that produced replica cars and boats under the name Ockelbo.[2]

Erik Lundgren and his Alfa-based "Ferrari"
OCKELBO-VOLVO 000 Gen1 000 1953 (front left)
1954 Ockelbo car, based on Volvo P1900 parts
2002 Pagano, based on Alfa-Romeo parts

He first became known during the 1940s as "Trollkarlen från Ockelbo" (The Wizard from Ockelbo) when he participated in several races in a Ford 38 powered by a V8 engine with eight carburettors producing 280 hp – at speeds up to 220 km/h.[2][3]

Lundgren built and sold tuning items and in the mid-1950s he heard about a burned-out Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint and got the idea to make his own bodywork for it. He made a fibreglass mould using Uffe Norinder's Ferrari 500 Mondial and then started making his own bodies.[1][4] They were considered very good (according to some better than the original) and could take many different donors for chassis and drive line, like VW Beetle, Saab, DKW, MG, Simca, Porsche, etc.[2][3] As of 2014, the Ockelbo-Ferrari was still made (under the Pagano brand).[2][5]

Later Lundgren also made fibreglass boats, from the company Ockelbo-Båtar AB that was in business until 1979.[2]

Formula One World Championship results edit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 WDC Points
1951 Erik Lundgren EL Special Ford V8 SUI
NC 0

References edit

  1. ^ a b Johansson, Claes. "Nybyggt original av kopia" (PDF). Klassiker. No. 7–2007. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Provkörning av Pagano". Teknikens Värld. No. 2 / 2004. Archived from the original on 2006-01-09.
  3. ^ a b Schultz, Lasse. "En italienare från Ockelbo". Teknikens Värld. No. 15/57. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  4. ^ Elliott, James (11 Apr 2013). "Elliott's Essen highlight - meeting the man who rebuilt an Ockelbo". Classic & Sports Car.
  5. ^ "Jan Warg säljer egna klassiska sportbilspaket". Nya Wermlands-Tidningen. 2014-05-09.

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