'83 340DL 5-door

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'83 340DL 5-door

Post by cms206 » 02 Dec 2014 06:16 pm

Hi folks,

Posted over on the newbie thread but thought it best to show face here too... since I posted there though, the long road back to road worthiness is creeping closer!

Bit of background; new 17.3.83, owned by some people (no logbook yet) then nosed into a lockup in January 1997 and left to die. My neighbour works in one of the local car breakers and knowing my penchant for Volvos - this is my eighth - phoned me when we went to collect it. Pictures were seen, a deal was struck and it was deposited at my place of work in mid-November. Unfortunately some bad news came and it sat for a few weeks but Sunday past seen me manage to get a tune out of the old thing and get it over the pit for inspection. A few crusty bits topside (battery tray, bottom of the offside B-pillar and some blebs on the sills) but underneath seems pretty solid so should be a fairly straightforward (famous last words) recommissioning.

Some pictures from my phone as I've not managed to get any off the camera yet.




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Re: '83 340DL 5-door

Post by macplaxton » 02 Dec 2014 07:16 pm

While I remember MY83 was the last year they had quarterlights in the front doors. Not sure that makes too much difference to the door shells, but then again it might.
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Re: '83 340DL 5-door

Post by andrew » 02 Dec 2014 10:28 pm

seems like a Image to me=)
nice car.

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Re: '83 340DL 5-door

Post by trabitom99 » 03 Dec 2014 08:34 am

Well done for getting it back on the road again :-)

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Re: '83 340DL 5-door

Post by JFB » 24 Dec 2014 04:25 pm

Nice car, and maybe close to my chassis number, my car hás sold new in Portugal at 7/3/1983 :340:

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