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RE: Do I have a rare 280SE?

ilikemercedes - 1/2/2005 11:16 PM

Theres alot of Merc's in Japan that are LHD even brand new models. Most of the older models are LHD but most of the newer models are RHD, just from what I observed when I was over there last year for a few months.
Wow a CL500 in Japan.That must be very expensive.
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RE: Do I have a rare 280SE?

Thanks for the info guys.

Yes, it is a LHD, which I also found surprising when I found out where the car was purchased. I am very pleased with the way it drives, very tight and not a single rattle. Handling is far better than it has any right to be for such a large and heavy car. The engine is superb, very fast for such a large car. And yes, it has the very cool euro headlights that match the photo zeaq posted.

The only thing that needs work is the interior door panels for the front. They are worn, and the door handles are a bit loose. I'm shopping for replacement panels and that should pretty much complete the list.

I find it incredible that for such an old car, there is not a *single* oil leak, grease stain or anything even remotely indicating wear on the underside. I wish I could say the same about my 1985 VW camper van, which I name the "VW Valdez". :-)
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RE: Do I have a rare 280SE?

Hey I just bought the same car (mor or less) but mine needs some work and does not run . As well it is an AMG (which I am not quite sure the meaning of).Here are the numbers from the Vin checker.

VIN WDB1260221A118110
Model 280 SE
Chassis 1260221A118110
Engine 110989 12 078250
Transmission 722300 02 577703
Order 0 4 785 00063
Delivery date 14.12.84
Dealer Columbia (785)
Interior leather blue (272)
737 classic white (T) (с 01.01.1975 по 31.12.1985)

Thanks Robert
410 electric sliding roof (с 01.03.1965 по 29.02.1988)

420 automatic transmission, floor shift (с 01.01.1963)

483 harder springs and undershields (с 01.01.1964 по 31.07.1996)

490 elimination of windshield heater (с 01.09.1981 по 31.01.1988)

504 outside rear view mirror, right, electrically adjustable (с 01.11.1978 по 29.02.1986)
outside rear view mirror, right, electrically adjustable (l.h.d.)
taxi version, f.r.g, and outside rear view mirror on the right

532 automatic antenna without radio set (с 01.01.1963)

543 sun visor with vanity mirror, illuminated, left and right (с 01.11.1978)

570 folding armrest front w202/210 stowage box front with armrest (с 01.04.1970)
front folding armrest w202 - housing at front with armrest

588 automatic climate control and electric window lifters (front and rear doors) (с 01.01.1977)

592 heat-insulating glass, all-around, heated rear window pane (laminated glass), band filter
green heat-insulating glass all round, heated rear window, laminated safety glass - tinted strip (с 01.01.1972)

605 headlamp wiper unit and license plate mounting (с 01.08.1971)
oil for rear axle with limited-slip differential in canisters and trim strips on hardtop

611 courtesy lamps for front and rear doors, with W124 also for central doors/W202 front doors only (с 01.11.1978)

677 tropical battery (с 01.06.1965 по 30.11.1991)

812 rear-mounted loudspeaker (с 01.11.1974)

835 coir mats (с 01.08.1962 по 31.10.1989)

877 reading lamp in the rear (с 01.11.1963)

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