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Date registered: Jan 2007
Vehicle: 1966 300se coupe
Location: Baltimore, MD, USA
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It's a 110 with 112 chrome added
The most important difference between the 110 and 111 is that the nose of a 110 is shorter from the front edge of the front doors forward. The rest of the basic 110 and 111 bodies are identical. 110s were originally only four cylinder diesel or gas. In '66 and 67 they stuffed a 2.3 liter six into the 110 and called it a 230. This was accomplished by moving the radiator forward and inside the cowl to make room for the bigger engine. There was a remotely mounted tank to fill the radiator, as in the 230sl.
All 111 and 112s were sixes. which is why they required a longer nose.
The bumpers are 111 or 112 as is chrome trim on the tail fins. The chrome strip along the sides and over the rear wheel wells appeared on 112s only.
The tail lights and, of course, headlights, are 110. The black painted wood on the dash is also 110. 111/112s came with varnished wood veneer dash panels. The knobs on the dash were used in all 66' and earlier cars.
From what I can see of the engine compartment, my guess would be that this car is a '66 230 with a four cylinder engine dropped in. The 200 badge on the trunk was changed to match the new engine.