Has Sticker, No Engine: 1995 Volvo 960 V8 Swap Ready

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.  Many have created tribute cars to that insane ideal of a fast sleeper wagon, and today’s 960 is offered with its engine/trans recently pulled, but swap ready and a CA BAR sticker on the firewall.  Not bad at all for the price. Find this 1995 Volvo 960 V8 Swap Ready offered for $2000 in San Mateo, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

1995 volvo 960 wagon

fuel: gas

odometer: 150000

title status: clean

transmission: manual

I am selling a 1995 Volvo 960 chassis that has been converted to be powered. Up until a week ago it had an E-rod LS3 and t56 magnum in it. It has a California bar smog sticker on it as well from the E-rod. My granddad brought the car new in 1995.



“How the hell is he selling for that price:”

All the parts on it have less than 10K miles on them.

Wilwood 330mm front brake conversion bought new for $990

17 inch Volvo pegasus wheels bought new for $700

Kaplhenke rear Konis bought new for $850

Michelin Pilot sports bought new for $190 each

Spal Fan bought new for $100

STS motor mounts bought new for $350

Custom driveshaft $350

Custom trans mount.

740 manual pedal box.

Bar sticker Priceless 😉

Ready for another LS.


The bad:

The standard with old Volvos, heater core needs to be replaced

The seats need to be readjusted so they actually move.

Drive seat has a rip



The Extra:

The old wheels and tires

The stock brakes

New brake pads for the back.



I have included some photos of it with the LS3 in it still.

It was smogged before the motor was pulled 😉



$2000 obo for everything!

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