Date registered: May 2007
Vehicle: 2003 Mercedes Benz E500
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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As I recall...
The 600, 6.3, 220-280SE coupes and cabs were called "off line" cars, which were built by assembly teams rather than run down the production assembly line.
As you most likely know the first six numbers are the chassis/model, the next two are the engine and transmission type, and the last six are the actual sequence in the production.
I remember the serial number on my 1970, 250/8 was 114.010-12-042788.
One dynamic on the "off-line" cars, particularly the 600, is that the assembly teams did not always place components in exactly the same spot... When I was "in the business" long ago, I heard mechanics "cuss" about this on more than one occasion.
Good luck in your research.
Last edited by E-Class Owner; 03-12-2008 at 10:58 PM.