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1978 280e Compatability

I just picked up a project 1978 280e. There's several parts that need to be replaced (definitely interior and exterior and probably some things under the hood). I'm watching my local junk yard for "new" scavenger parts, but my question is: What range of years/models' parts are interchangeable with the '78 280e?

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Your 1978 280E is a W123 model (which has a seperate subforum: W123 E,CE,D,CD,TD,TE Class - Benzworld.org - Mercedes-Benz Discussion Forum ). In the USA the W123 was delivered from 1977-1985. Model numbers were 230, 280E, 240D, 300D, 300TD, 300CD, 300D Turbodiesel, 300TD Turbodiesel, 300CD Turbodiesel. There can be other models, privately imported Euro-models. The models with the D are diesels, so they will not be much use engine-wise. A lot of parts are still available new at the dealer and/or other sellers, and they are not always expensive.

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