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Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb
Location: Los Angeles / Altadena
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I bought another 300D for the aluminum wheels...
Well I did it again. I've bought another 1981 300D for the aluminum wheels. I'll be fixing it up some and either keeping it or selling it, probably selling it as I have too many cars. It's an exceptional garage queen in many ways. Nearly perfect palomino interior (not faded anywhere) and perfect wood.
The engine is an oily mess, cruise control and AC not working, sunroof rattles and I've been advised not to open it. Engine and transmission are great. Seems faster than my turbodiesel 300TD 1985 wagon that I used to own...
My first improvement was to replace the re-chromed pealing front bumper with a nice one from the junkyard...
Needless to say, a good set of Bundts will be going on this car so that I can keep the wheels (which are the only reason I bought the car).
Currently: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb, 1965 300SE Lang, 1971 280SE parts car, 1972 Alfa GTV, 1965 Alfa Duetto, 1993 BMW R100R
Past: 1971 250 C, 1985 300 TD, 1967 250 S, 1968 280 S,1981 300 D, 1982 280CE, 3 Facel Vegas, Borgward Isabella Coupe, Alfa 2600 Sprint, Volvo P1900 (yes), numerous less interesting Volvos, ...