However as everybody is aware of, Paul Newman was extra of a highway race sort than a drag racer, so his Volvo wagon needed to go round corners and brake simply as impressively because it accelerated. To that finish, inventory suspension elements have been changed with Bilstein shocks and struts, plus beefier sway bars and reducing springs that dropped the wagon 2 inches. The inventory wheels have been additionally upgraded to 16-inch five-spoke aluminum wheels from Gemini. These days, you would possibly anticipate finding 16-inch wheels on a cut price basement econobox however in 1988, they have been leading edge.
On the outside, we discover simply the correct amount of tasteful aptitude. Particularly, a entrance lip spoiler, aspect skirts, and a rear defuser, all shade matched to the automobile’s metallic grey paint. Moreover the later go-fast additions, this wagon left the manufacturing unit already well-equipped, together with heated leather-based seats, an influence sunroof, and fog lights.
Newman’s wagon exhibits 76,000 miles on the odometer and the present proprietor claims that solely 3,000 of these miles have been added throughout his tenure. So presumably, Paul used the automobile as a every day driver for no less than some time. At press time, bidding for the 740 Turbo was nonetheless a considerably affordable $26,000 which is not a foul value for a classy grocery-getter with critical movie star provenance and an equally critical secret lurking beneath its nondescript hood.
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