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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-22-2004, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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Newbie looking for a home

Hi Folks, I just picked up a new Benz and am very excited about it. We have owned a 1983 Euro (gray market in the here in the US) 380 SE for several years and I like that car just fine. Since selling the 1981 745I BMW I really haven’t been in “love� with a car. And just couldn’t get excited at all. My latest acquisition is a beautiful and pampered 500 SE from 1981. This car has 113,000 miles and drives like new. The people I got it from had it imported in 1986 and have kept it in their garage under a car cover except on the nice days they drove it.

Anyhow, I was hoping you folks could suggest a forum where I could get some information and share experiences with owners of cars like mine. This seems like a great forum but it would appear that my car is not an accepted model. I see every other one of the S class cars listed but mine seems omitted.

Thanks for your suggestions, I do have a question or two
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-22-2004, 08:13 PM
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[:)]I can't find the 1981 500se on the list of models for a w107.
Do you have a re-badged car or what I wonder????
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That’s a w126 S Class sedan (short wheelbase), 149 built in 1981! Sounds very rare. Post a pic or the data card and I’ll let you know – as for now you belong with me in the w126 forum. Welcome in any event![:)]
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If it looks like your 83 380 SE than it’s a w126 and you belong in that forum...
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Thanks! I will post some photos. I was told it was a very rare car but if it is on of less than 200, that would be cool[:)]

What is the "Data Card"?

I have all the books and stuff.

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Data card, body tag, it’s called different things by different people in different countries – it’s attached to the rad support right on top – just open the hood and look down and there it is – it’s a stamped metal card. If it says “126.036,� then it’s a 500 SE. AND you'll need to start posting in your new forum![:)]
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