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Date registered: Dec 2012
Vehicle: 1983 300TD
Location: New York City
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New W123 wagon owner
Hello all. I've purchased, although not yet picked up, a 1983 300TD wagon. I'm obscenely excited about the car. Only 125,000 miles on the clock, new transmission, runs like a champ.
I've got a question, though, about the vehicle ID--seems a common refrain here. I ran it through one of the vehicle history check's out there (the one run by Experian) and all looks good, except the box for "model year" was blank. My insurance company called me to say that on carfax they show it as a 1981. (I've seen the New York title, it shows 1983.) Just tried to get my New York registration online but the DMV system tells me my vehicle ID is incorrect--just to be sure I tried entering it first as a 1983 then as a 1981, but no luck. The seller's a friend of a friend and has had the car for 7 years. Nothing fishy, there. Just wondering if anyone here can take a look at my vehicle ID and see what might be causing the trouble. (And tell me when my car was built!)
the ID in question: WDB12319312014187
Thanks for any help you can give.