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
title status: clean
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 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 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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