While we normally do not feature cars here that are for sale, we had to make a rare exception after we ran across Paul Newman’s Supercharged 5.0 V8-converted 1995 Volvo 960 station wagon on DailyTurismo.com. In fact, we made another one of those “rare” exceptions for one of his other cars previously with our feature of his ’63 Bug convertible that had a mid mounted Indy car engine, which can be found in “Related Links” at the bottom of the following page. Seems the guy had a real penchant for Ford V8 engine swaps. Ain’t nothing wrong with that. This was a guy who used to trailer his race cars up to Mulholland Drive back in the day and street race them on the famous curvy stretch of mountain road when he wasn’t busy with his professional racing or acting careers. James Dean, Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, and now Paul Walker, all prominent Hollywood actors who loved driving the hell out of their sports cars (and wagons) more than anything else, RIP.
We have included DailyTurismo’s story in italics on the following page, which can be found linked at the end.
For V8 Volvo nuts like us, finding Paul Newman’s 960 for sale online is the equivalent of an archeologist finding Excalibur in a thrift store. This supercharged wagon is stuff of legends and its story famously told on the air by David Letterman while being interviewed by John Stewart – read all about it from this 2003 story from Swedespeed later republished in 2010 via Jalopnik. Cool Hand Luke himself passed in 2008 but the whereabouts of the “puffer” equipped custom was unknown…until now. Paul Newman’s 1995 Volvo 960 is for sale on cars-on-line.com for an undisclosed price, but with Auto Appraisal Network’s 2011 appraisal of $95,000 attached to the ad.
275 Pea Ridge Road
Chester, ME 04457