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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-07-2008, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Question Help decoding vintage VIN

The VIN is: 10806712000075

The vehicle is purported to be a '72 280 SE 4.5. I noticed that on another post that the engine code (067) may be incorrect. If anyone can easily decode the VIN, I'd be greatly appreciative.

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Not sure what you're looking for, but that is the VIN of a very early 280SE 4.5, probably a '71. Standard VIN decoders don't go back that far, I'm afraid...

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It's a chassis number, not a VIN. VIN's came out in the early 80's for standardization. There is a prefix giving the country and comapany, some more info, a check digit and a sequence number.

The chassis number is, in standard MB speak, 108.067-12-000075

which says it's the 75th 280SE 4.5 made. Contact MB for more info.

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Thanks for the replies, very much appreciated.

I did contact MB last night, and they actually got back to me for this morning. Pretty amazing.

Looks like the car is what it is supposed to be, and know I need to consider whether I'll be buying it or not

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