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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-26-2011, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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can anyone decode my vin

I tried using the vin lookup on this site and it told me it was not a vin
so here it is any insight on to what i have sitting in my driveway would be much appreciated

10704412002908
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It's a 1972-73 450SL. Your VIN (technically a serial number) is too old for the decoders.

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Could the vin or papers get messed up if this car was purchased on the grey market because my papers are all for a 1972 450sl convertible
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The VIN/serial number is on the car itself: on a little plate on the B pillar or above the radiator, sometimes the VIN/serial number is on the firewall too. The papers should match the VIN/serial number on the car.

107 = model range
044 = 450 SL
1 = Left hand drive
2 = Automatic
002908 = number 2908 of the 450SL
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The papers match the vin but the year that the vin denotes is not the same as on the papers
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There is no year encoded in this old VIN/serial number. The 107044 model (450SL) was sold from 03.1971 / 07.1971 to 11.1980. Only MB knows which year this particular model was sold. 1972 seems OK for number 2908.
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