Volvo 343 Black Beauty '78

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Volvo 343 Black Beauty '78

Post by Duvel78 » 12 Oct 2019 03:52 pm

I'm supposed to have enough parts ( :oops: never enough), cars (mk2's, mk3's, CVT, GLT...), but there was definitely something missing to pretend to be a real Volvo300maniac...

A 343 mk1! So I fell in love with a lovely 343 Black Beauty from France.
The stayed in a dry place since 1995, waiting for a resurrection!

The body and interior are in very good condition, the engine starts en runs fine.
Of course I'll need to replace all the hoses, put a Mac's quality and shiny carb etc...

I'm just happy! :D

What's the list of BB owners for the moment?
- macplaxton
- Stefan: saved from a scrapyard, great story; the car was sold in 2010, but who owns the car yet?
- In the Netherlands, Wouter Nieuwlaat (RIP) had one
- In Germany, it seems that Wolgang Bock (RIP) also had one
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Collection: '78 343 Black Beauty, '82 345 GLS, '83 340 DL 2.0, '84 340 DL vario, '88 360 GLT 5d (2x) & 4d (2x), '89 GLT, '91 340 vario
Dad's cars: '87 340 vario, '89 340 vario
Lot of donors cars and parts...
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Re: Volvo 343 Black Beauty '78

Post by bogbasic » 12 Oct 2019 08:46 pm

Wicked work - very nice looking car.

I've rotated a couple of you photos by 90 degrees to maximise their awesomeness...
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I'm afraid I don't know any mark I owners.
1988 340 1.4 GL, 218k, 5 door (Grey Bess). Gone to CBA.
1991 340 1.7 GL, 64k, 5 door, petrol blue (Deep Blue).
1988 360 2.0 GLE, 140k, 5 door, ocean blue metallic (Blue Bess).
1989 340 1.7 GL, 108k, 3 door (Red Ness).
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Re: Volvo 343 Black Beauty '78

Post by Duvel78 » 14 Oct 2019 05:37 am

Good job Bogbasic, thanks. It's only a preview issue in my post, when you click on it it's ok, weird.

That's because the car is a real head turner, simply in love with it :D
Collection: '78 343 Black Beauty, '82 345 GLS, '83 340 DL 2.0, '84 340 DL vario, '88 360 GLT 5d (2x) & 4d (2x), '89 GLT, '91 340 vario
Dad's cars: '87 340 vario, '89 340 vario
Lot of donors cars and parts...
V3M for life!

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Re: Volvo 343 Black Beauty '78

Post by SteveP » 17 Oct 2019 09:40 am

Superb Aymat! I rather fancy the black Mk2 though :D
1989 - Volvo 360 GLT
1985 - Volvo 360 GLS
2008 - Volvo S60 SE Lux

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