Wednesday, February 5, 2020

The Third Newman-Letterman V8lvo? 1995 Volvo 960 V8 with Puffer

The most famous Volvo wagon (or wagons) of all time is the V8 swapped 960 wagon that Paul Newman owned -- the saga of this car was told years later by Dave Letterman and in 2014 Newman's wagon was found in a cheap used car lot -- that story was broken here on DT.  All built at the same time by Converse Engineering, Letterman's car was red, Newman's car was grey and a third car was built for Ian Warburg in Manhattan...and that car was blue.  So..imagine my surprise when this Kenne Bell puffer equipped 960 V8 Volvo comes through the tips line located somewhere in New York.  The blue paint is faded..but the under-hood details are so similar...the only question is the white interior shown in this old Jalopnik article seems to have been swapped for black...but some of the underhood details are so similar. Could this be the third of the three cars built by Converse for Newman/Letterman/et al? Find this 1995 Volvo 960 V8 with Puffer offered for an undisclosed sum of cash in Mamaroneck, NY via craigslist. Tip from Art.



 From the seller:


1995 Volvo 960 Wagon
VIN: YV1KW9619S1026812
condition: good
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 55414
paint color: blue
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: wagon
1995 Volvo 960 Wagon Base - CALL


Year: 1995
Make:Volvo
Model:960 Wagon
Trim:Base
Mileage:55,414
Stock #:10041
VIN:YV1KW9619S1026812
Trans:5-Speed Manual
Color:BLUE
Vehicle Type:Wagon
State:NY
Drive Train:
Engine:5.0L

Notes
CONVERSE ENGINEERING V8 SWAP 5.0 302 MUSTANG V8 ENGINE KENNE BELL SUPERCHARGER T5 MANUAL TRANSMISSION CALL OR TEXT TODAY FOR A TEST DRIVE! 914-274-7238 MOTORWERKS 115 HOYT AVE MAMARONECK NY 10543

Vehicle Options
Power Door Locks
ABS Brakes
Driver Airbag
Passenger Airbag
Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
Tachometer
Tilt Steering
Cassette Player
Leather Seat
Manual Sunroof
Alloy Wheels
Power Windows
Rear Window Defogger



Motorwerks Inc
JAY JURAC
115 Hoyt Ave
Mamaroneck
NY
10543
914-274-7238

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7 comments:

  1. Snarling shoeboxes are cool .. I will take mine in an e46 with the LSx 6mt option

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  2. I'd be willing to bet Letterman misheard Newman, thinking he said puffer, when Newman most probably said huffer, a term commonly used by hotrodders and drag racers for a supercharger. Having been a hotrodder since the 60's, I have never heard anyone use the term puffer. I have heard plenty use the word huffer

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  3. That's my home town as a kid. We ran our two-cycle karts on that stretch of what you see there. Many good times along that strip till the cops kicked us out.
    As you know, both of those car-guys were of Hollywood, and in the porn-film biz, a puffer is someone that works off-screen in keeping the, ah, porn-guys up and running. So when Newman was referring to a puffer (blower), Letterman knew just what he meant really. Also know as a: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluffer

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    1. https://www.motorwerksny.com/vdp/13646993/Used-1995-Volvo-960-Wagon-Base-for-sale-in-Mamaroneck-NY-10543

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  4. https://www.auto.com/cars/volvo-960-1995-yv1kw9619s1026812 says:
    See the 1995 Volvo 960 in Mamaroneck, NY for $29995 with a VIN of YV1KW9619S1026812.

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