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Old 08-05-2021, 07:58 PM
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Just bought a black on black '78 300D....

I found an actual barn find in Central California. It's a black on black 300D NA with the 'fun' 722.118 transmission.
Obviously, this car is a different monster than my '83 300D Turbo which I knew about when I bought it.
The '78 showed such great potential I decided to buy it. I'm the second owner (confirmed) and it has 211K a-n-d it's un-molested (if you know what I mean).

It has no rust. Nice straight body with virtually no dings. Interior is all there but needs a thorough cleaning. A
It will need a few roof rail trim rubber pieces and door trims as well as some new carpet.

I installed a remote starter switch as the NSS was bad and it started right up with a quick push of the button- after sitting for 4+ years.
It idles smoother than my '83 as of now. Adjusting the trans will be the next adventure as I plan on driving it home this weekend after I change all the fluids and clean the fuel tank.
I'll post pics then.

-CARacine

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Old 08-05-2021, 10:44 PM
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Nice! Someone around the corner from me just acquired a 81-85 300D....in blue, also mint with no rust. I sure hope they don't plan on driving it in the winter They park it on the street too.

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