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Paul Newman's last race car goes to auction

Paul Newman's Corvette went up for auction (lot 130) at Amelia Island yesterday. I just missed the live online feed by a few minutes and just discovered it sold for $275.000. My hope would be someone local grabbed it and will keep it in the vicinity of Lime Rock... But that's just wishful thinking.

As a sidebar... I had a vague memory of a somewhat famous sleeper VW Beetle convertible that Newman had fabricated many years ago. My recollection was that it had a Porsche engine in it but that was not the case. Just happened upon this listing while looking for the Corvette auction and was slack jawed at what was done. The price is lunacy, just as the Corvette's was but the pics and story are a great read and it's an insane conversion. Ya gotta love it.
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As a sidebar... I had a vague memory of a somewhat famous sleeper VW Beetle convertible
Awesome Bug link DD, thanks, going right on my FB wall. I also recall a Porsche engine in something of his, maybe a modded an old VW Bus with a 911 engine...or sumpthin

PLN info - his Vette car numbers were his age at the time, freakin unbelievable!!!!
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Re: Paul Newman's last race car goes to auction

Gotta love it! Mr. Newman sure liked his hot rods. Here's his Volvo wagon:

http://www.swedespeed.com/news/publi...rinter_33.html

And here's David Letterman's take on how he got one too (video link no longer works but a transcript follows).

http://daddytypes.com/2008/10/05/all..._and_speed.php
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Gotta love it! Mr. Newman sure liked his hot rods. Here's his Volvo wagon:
Nice, hahaha, I want. Like the missing headlights for intakes, badass Volvo, two words that never used to go together.
Converse does some nice work


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