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Euro QVs in North America?

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  1. TripleBlack

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  3. TripleBlack

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    It is a German delivery car with front and rear US bumpers (and the diaper two, I suspect they went further in the conversion because there is a strange black box in the engine compartment..)
     
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    Euro or not, they butchered the door panels. I never could understand why people upgrade their stereos in these cars, I prefer the sound of the engine when I drive it, just sayin'.......
     
  5. 308gtsqv

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    My old 83 Germany Euro 308 also had the same black box. It's a charcoal canister for emissions. Thankfully for my old car it was the only thing converted.

    I was able to remove almost all of the old emissions systems that were added. The only part I couldn't remove were metal tubes that were cut and welded into each header outlet that the air pump pushed air into the exhaust before entering the muffler itself. I would have had to remove the exhaust system have each hole welded shut. Not worth the effort. I'm guessing this has the same set up.

    This one seems to be an odd mix of US and Euro parts over the years. Even the owners manual says US car. That being said it is a Euro car.
     
  6. Thomas Magnum

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    I’ve got a used Stebro exhaust for a Euro QV if anyone is interested. PM me with offers/questions. Very good condition. Located at FastCars in Redondo Beach, CA.
     
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    Wasn’t on my spreadsheet. I looked twice.
     
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    Right - I just remember it well as I just lost it over a matter of days
     
  10. TripleBlack

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    It was on my post #553 and #557, I've seen it in US.
     
  11. Thomas Magnum

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    Must have slipped through and I didn’t update like I should have. Got it now though.
     
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    Do you have 56545 on your list? I purchased it in 2016. Red w/Tan
     
  14. Thomas Magnum

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    Yes, I've now added you as owner. Am good friends with previous caretaker (shmark) and very familiar with your car. Nice GTB! Good to have you with us Ron.
     
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    OK Thank you!
     
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  16. Thomas Magnum

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    Do you still have this exhaust?
    Richard C
     
  19. jdjagguy

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    I have car # 43881. It is an 83 QV, GTS that appears to be originally for the French market. It has the side marker/speedo mods but otherwise is fairly original.
    jdjagguy
     
  20. Thomas Magnum

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    No sir.

    Awesome! Added to our list. Post a pic so we can see the color combo.
     
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  22. Thomas Magnum

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    Thank you Art. Beautiful car. Always exciting to add another Euro QV to our list. Is that Crema vs tan interior? Bumpers and rear spoiler body color, protruding rubber door guards along belt line (except on front wing/fender?). Interesting preference but 308s make everything look good. Can't go wrong. Cheers.
     

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