Paul Newman once talked David Letterman into repowering a then-new Volvo 960 station wagon with a supercharged Ford 5.0-liter V8. No, that's not the setup to a joke. Letterman recently handed over the keys to his 380-horsepower family hauler to Jerry Seinfeld for the latest episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The two talk about how the machine nearly barbecued Letterman while he was on his way to a cardiologist appointment, then they sit down for a more lengthy discussion on the comedy business of today and yesteryear.

As a bonus, we get plenty of clips of the V8 Volvo doing what it does best: hauling groceries and doing smokey burnouts. If you need a refresher on exactly how this creation came to be, check out George Achorn's recounting of the car's birth over at SwedeSpeed.com. It'll be worth your time. You can also take a peek at the latest Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee below.

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      H.E. Pennypacker
      • 1 Year Ago
      Comedians are some of the most bitter, troubled, and insecure people on earth. What exactly did people expect, one-liners and a laugh track? It's a hell of a lot more interesting to see two comedians talk rather than do a stand up routine.
        Bernard
        • 1 Year Ago
        @H.E. Pennypacker
        If they weren't they wouldn't be funny. Most Comedians are either ugly or short, which is probably why they spend so much of their lives rehearsing jokes. It's called "compensating."
      ratfink
      • 1 Year Ago
      Here's the video. It's actually 18 min long. Pretty decent. crackle (dot) com/c/comedians-in-cars-getting-coffee/i-like-kettlecorn/2489915
      Marilyn M Mark
      • 1 Year Ago
      LMAO.. when I was in Europe more than 50 years ago, I got in touch with why Pomme Frits are French Fries, so to hear Seinfeld repeat what I questioned then, I know I was ahead of my time..LOL.. this was a cute clip.. and believe me, we need more humor on line.. People cleansing their spleen at the expense of other's dignity or self concept is not nearly as important as a cute quip... Love Life and realize that we need to be kinder to ourselves and our fellow human beings, like the lady who was bullied and has a wonderful positive attitude... Smile at a stranger.. It may make them spread the behavior.. After a career in Psychiatry as a Nursing supervisor, I knew sanity was reinforced by a smile or a kind word... and certainly lets others feel better... I am also aware that paranoid people get wary when a stranger seems friendly, so sometimes I just nod and check out the reaction... Joy to the readers and people with wry senses of humor... Sing a happy song and share a smile... Kindness is contagious with few negative side effects.. MMMMM in MI (born in Texas, but lived most of my life in Nebraska.)
      56Jalopy
      • 1 Year Ago
      I wish the clip would have showed me a Volvo 960 instead of a 2cv.....hmmm what would happen if you stuffed a V8 into a 2cv? Anyway I bought a used 960 wagon a couple of years ago and really liked it but my wife said it was too ugly for her to ride in so after a year I sold it.
      Scr
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not liking this season much. Letterman is just boring, bitter and sad in his old age (just like his TV show, only without the semi-talented writers feedig him one-liners), and the Sarah Silverman was unwatchable because Sarah Silverman was in it. Too bad, too, as they both had interesting cars in them. Come on, Jerry! Get some good guests. If you wanted a talk show host, you should get Conan on there with his Taurus SHO.
        SquareFour
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Scr
        "Letterman is just boring, bitter and sad in his old age..." Says the boring, bitter and sad internetz commenter. Seriously, is the irony lost on you?
          Scr
          • 1 Year Ago
          @SquareFour
          I used to watch Dave from years back when he was still on NBC...long before Leno took over for Carson and Dave bolted for CBS. He was sooooooo much better back then. Now, he's just gotten bitter. Sorry, he is. Forget Leno retiring, Dave really needs to. He checked out a long time ago and is just there for the paycheck.
      • 1 Year Ago
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        RGT881
        • 1 Year Ago
        I don't think CICGC is meant to bring out laughs on a constant basis, but rather smiles and show people the personas and the relationships of comedians behind the scenes. I like the cars, I like Jerry, his guests, the jazz, the drives, the cars, the little coffee shops. If you guys are looking for well-scripted entertainment filled with laughs, this isn't it. I think Seinfeld knows this too and that's why he only intended to do the show for one season only, but it really caught on with who understand it.
        Luis A. Martinez
        • 1 Year Ago
        Don't care much about TV show he make but is a great guy and have love for Porsche,humble and a great person to talk to,was at Amelia Island in Florida and talk to him for a long time about his Porsche test car he found in Germany and was there (car is from the 40's with all documentation and log book
      ferps
      • 1 Year Ago
      I wish Volvo still sold a RWD wagon in the US.
      wilkegm
      • 1 Year Ago
      When I read the title, I thought V70 with the V8 from an S80. In this 960, I'd prefer a big turbo on the Volvo I6, but any fast wagon is cool in my book
      machineman
      • 1 Year Ago
      look at Dave's red face, I don't whats higher Dave's blood pressure or the Volvo's horsepower and of course Jerry just sucks
      Jaybird248
      • 1 Year Ago
      This clip is Seinfeld with some French guy.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jaybird248
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