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I sold my awesome black 1987 300E a few months ago, then missed it so much I began looking for another 300E and stumbled upon a gold 1986 (color: Champagne Metallic with Java leather interior, close to Mint...) that was previously owned by a German guy named Arnold who was a MB mechanic for 40+ years. I have noticed the gold car isn't as fast or quick as the black one was, it's got a fresh tune-up, fresh oil, etc., but just doesn't seem to run quite like "Blackie" did. In comparison it runs like it's de-tuned somehow, probably for fewer emissions...I did a VIN lookup and the gold one is a california car. Could this be the cause? What was the difference in CA cars? Since it's no longer in CA what can I change to make it run like I think it should? Thanks for your input...