- Jul 9, 2010
eBay Find of the Day: Ex-Newman 1987 Nissan 300ZX IMSA GTO racer
Paul Newman's 1987 Nissan 300ZX IMSA GTO Racecar – Click above for image gallery
Chances are, you've probably thought about what exactly you would buy if you had money bleeding out of every bodily orifice. Allow us to add another candidate to the list: Paul Newman's 1987 Nissan 300ZX IMSA racecar. Yes, that Paul Newman – the 24 Hours of Le Mans finisher and SCCA champion. Now, we know past ownership isn't reason enough to hand over $300,000, but that's just fine. This car packs a walloping 750 horsepower from a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6. The stock gearbox has been abandoned in favor of a Weismann five-speed, and the rear differential was replaced with a Stock Car Products piece. That's just the tip of the iceberg.
Newman's Own Z, this car was campaigned throughout 1987, landing a best place finish of third place at the same time. The following year, it was handed over to Scott Sharp, in whose capable hands it managed to rack up a multitude of wins. The car has been restored since then, and has only competed in a total of four vintage races since work was completed. Of those, Newman's wicked Nissan managed to pull off three wins. Not too shabby. If you want it as badly as we do and have the means to procure it, the car is up for grabs on eBay Motors. Top tip, Ramin!
[Source: eBay Motors]