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  1. scot
    December 1, 2013 @ 10:09 am

    ~ the consummate car-guy and one of the most talented and diverse actors of the modern age, yet these accolades do not even graze the edge of Paul Newman's quality of character. his philanthropic organizations [Newman's Own, Hole In The Wall Gang Camp, First Amendment Award, Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy and so on], his concern for planet Earth, his 50 year marriage with Joanne Woodward and everything about the man confirms he is Nobody's Fool. [another overlooked Newman film w/ Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith]
    . and… the Letterman-Newman conversation was the cause-of-purchase for my first Converse swap 740 wagon.
    do ya spose i could consider asking even $9500 for mine?? nnaaaa, not for sale.

  2. Avantboy
    December 2, 2013 @ 3:03 am

    I’m trying to remain optimistic in thinking that the next owner will drive and enjoy it but, alas, at anywhere near the appraised price point, it’s likely to end up as someone’s museum piece.

    The regrets of selling my LT1/6spd. manual-equipped 745 will always haunt me.

  3. Wagonman
    December 2, 2013 @ 6:25 pm

    As much as I would love to own such a unique wagon, I think money is better spent on an example like the Yoshifab V8 Volvo that was featured here last year. What ever happened to that car? Did someone in Ohio pick it up and try to resell it?

    • DailyTurismo
      December 2, 2013 @ 6:31 pm

      Last time we saw the Yoshifab LS1 Volvo was up on ebay for $10k bidding reserve-not-met in April 2013, but according to commenter Scot it sold for $15,200 in May 2013.

  4. kaibeezy
    December 2, 2013 @ 6:34 pm

    re the volvo, one line buried in the appraisal report explains the price – "The fair market value of this 1995 Volvo 960 is based upon historical sales of documented celebrity ownership of other vehicles owner by celebrities of similar A-list stature." – yes, newman was a remarkable person and hall-of-fame car guy, and the seller says they will donate "a portion" of the proceeds to his famous hole-in-the-wall charity – but who would buy this car for this much and what are they going to do with it?

    honestly, dude should do the stand-up thing, donate the whole car, and take the appraisal value as a tax deduction – probably net more that way than from selling it – and the camp people should use it to take kids out for joyrides

    re cars-on-line.com, gee there are some great cars on that site, and lots of them, but it sure is a chore to browse through – will have to give it a closer look, see if there are useful filtering tools, but also try to figure out why sellers would post there exclusive of the high-traffic sites as pondered

    • m
      January 27, 2016 @ 8:57 pm

      The Newman 960 was bought in early 2014 by Wayne Carini, Owner of "F40 Motorsports", and featured on an episode of the "Chasing Classic Cars" Cable TV show. It did not say on the show whether he bought it for his personal collection or as an investment. Either way I'm sure he will eventually, if not already, decide to put it up for sale so that someone else can enjoy it and he can make some more money.

  5. FSTE_TIGGER
    November 22, 2016 @ 6:32 am

    I just watched this episode! Very nice car.

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