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Can someone decode this plate and VIN?

VIN of car is 114.060-12-017822

Plate to right of hood latch says:

426 491 515 586 593
514 H ---
114060 12 7
0 172860 86891

Plate was same color as body, does this mean its been repainted?

This is a 1973 280 4-door sedan
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It isn't actually a VIN number but a chassis number. Mercedes didn't have actual VIN numbers until around 1980 (I think)
114.060 is your chassis and model
1=Left hand drive (US Version)
2=Automatic transmission
017822 is the 17,822th car of that model built
426=power steering / automatic transmission, floorshift
491=USA version
515=Radio type Becker (not sure which) probably Europa
586=A/C and electric windows
593=heat-insulating glass with windshield band filter and rear window pane single-sheet safety glass
514H is original paint color (Carnelian red) and H is the paint manufacturer
the rest is gobbldeegook (actually I don't know)

the plate is supposed to be painted the same color as the car.


1973 450SL AMG kit installed
1999 Silverado 4X4 Ext Cab
1999 Mercury Sable
1972 450SL - Parts Car - Need anything?

Previously owned keepers:
1967 MGCGT - 3L-6
1972 Mustang Fastback - 351C

Current Cylinder Index: 28

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