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Date registered: Jan 2008
Vehicle: 1971 280se conv. European spec 6 cylinder imported here years ago and converted to a V8
Location: Upper Montclair, NJ
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Yes, I could never see any kind of comparable AC unit - even on Euro 280se's like this one, so must be an aftermarket unit.
The hood I have now has a plastic rear screen so are you suggesting that had a heater element? Otherwise, it must be for the foglights I presume.
The car has a floor mounted gear shifter but has had an engine swap in the past (from 6 to V8),so maybe either it is a replacement dash section or the mechanic also put in a floor mounted gearchange when he swapped the engine. Judging by the original carpet etc around the gear lever, I suspect maybe it is the dash piece that was changed.
I think I need to order a spec sheet from MB!