Thanks for the Skidim tip...I placed a big order today to replace all engine hoses, pumps, worn steering components, etc.
Progress report: Removing marine parts from old engine...
Here is a few more images to figure out exactly what year the boat is. I am pretty sure it's a 1982....Date code on gas tank is sept 1981, and similar date on the heater core.
Here are a few more detail shots of dash, etc. to help determine year...Maybe a late production 1982/ early 1983.
The stripe on the boat is brown....not metelflake brown.
I think someone has added a 3rd speedo on the engine cover at some point for the observer to see how fast they are going....has a 3rd sender unit off the back of the boat also..
Lumbergh: Race car is indeed a 1988 Mercedes 190e set up like a DTM car. (german race style).