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VIN and Chassis Numbers 280S

I need some help identifying my car to order parts.

On my driver's door frame and on the frame under the carburators this number is stamped 108.016 - 12 - 011315 Does this mean that my chasis number is 011315?

There is a plate on the top of the radiator frame with these numbers on it

230 258 491 503


108016 12 7

0473 88312

Is the first number the car's serial number?

Thanks for the responses. I appreciate them.
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Your chassis number is 108016 12 011315
108 is the model range number W108
016 is the specific model 280S
1 means right hand drive
2 means automatic
011315 is the serial number

You need the chassis number for ordering parts etc.

The plate above the radiator shows the option codes:
230 258 491 503
and the paint number:

And some other numbers including the type number 10801612

To be sure also note the engine number and transmission number, they might not be original. You can get a copy of the car datacard at the Classic Department of MB USA if you give them the chassis number.
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