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VIN-decoding 450 SL (R107)

I don't want to be boring by posting my request in this section again (I did this in the vintage area, too, but maybe this is the better place...)
Can anyone tell me what's behind the VIN
WDB10704412024183
It is a 1975 Mercedes 450 SL (production 12/1974). There must be more info than just
body type 107 = R107
engine type 044 = 450 8 Zylinder
steering left hand side = 1
transmission automatic = 2
(to name the first 8 digits)
If the rest of the numbers (024183) is "only" a production number, how can I get the information behind that number (like engine number, colour, radio,...)

For the 1980 plus cars, this is no big deal, thanks to those russian fellows and their vin-decoder... But maybe someone can come up with the information I am looking for.

Replies appreciated. Ralph
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I don't want to be boring by posting my request in this section again (I did this in the vintage area, too, but maybe this is the better place...)
Can anyone tell me what's behind the VIN
WDB10704412024183
It is a 1975 Mercedes 450 SL (production 12/1974). There must be more info than just
body type 107 = R107
engine type 044 = 450 8 Zylinder
steering left hand side = 1
transmission automatic = 2
(to name the first 8 digits)
If the rest of the numbers (024183) is "only" a production number, how can I get the information behind that number (like engine number, colour, radio,...)

For the 1980 plus cars, this is no big deal, thanks to those russian fellows and their vin-decoder... But maybe someone can come up with the information I am looking for.

Replies appreciated. Ralph
The "public" data does not cover a lot more than the engine number for this one: 117982 12 033567. The shipment date of 01.01.1974 sounds like they would not even know the exact date but the year only.
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Thanks "Diesel Benz", the engine number already "makes my day"!
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There is an amazing site for that, but it will only work for cars that were made after 1980. Anyway... here is the link :

Mercedes-Benz Club Russia | Mercedes-Benz / VIN

For your car, if you have that little code plate on top of the radiator, you can decode color and accessories from it.

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I have a 92 500SL. I went to the Russian site and got my vin breakdown, but where can I get specific production numbers such as how many 500SL's were made in my color or had the same options, ect? Bob
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I have a 92 500SL. I went to the Russian site and got my vin breakdown, but where can I get specific production numbers such as how many 500SL's were made in my color or had the same options, ect? Bob
EPC is not intended for statistics, it is supposed to tell what an individual car has.

You can always run through the serial numbers (have to include left hand/right hand drive models etc.) at EPC and collect the data. Production numbers are available from some sites but think of how many different R129 models exist if all options are considered, you cannot have that on a web page, it needs to be an on-line database where you narrow down your selection one by one.
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data plate - interior color

I'm not sure this is the correct place, I'm trying to identify the interior color of my 1978 450SL from the data plate.
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