Frank, here are several suggestions:
Ten years ago when I purchased my W113 I contacted Mercedes Benz of North America, in NJ as I remember. I sent my current registration and they sent me a "build sheet". I don't know if that is what your looking for, and there was no classic center back then.
This may still be a possibility, who knows for how long they will keep records as everything goes to digital data storage....It wouldn't hurt to write and ask.
Another possibility is, that (if you know what state the car came from /or even what state it was ever registered in) you can ask that/those state's DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) if they would search their records.
Be really nice , that always works better.
Because privacy laws are different from State to state they may or may not be allowed to give out that info.
carfax doesnt take it, because of NON 17 - number VIN.
Try adding "WDB" before 11511712.......to make it WDB 115 117 12 0xxxxx to make it seventeen.
Otherwise it should recognize older VINs....
If the car was registered in the US with the 14 digit VIN they (Carfax) should have a record. Check the last US registration slip if you have one.
thanks for it, I already did that and still waiting for answer. I was curious if anyone from here tried to find it from different way... you know, as a detective, where to begin, and so on... Who owned it, to who was it sell... etc. like tips
A simple e-mail usually is not enough.
Proof of ownership is required to get a "datacard".
Every well taken care of Benz comes with a book and papers showing the history and different owners and services performed. There is a copy of the [as build] behind your
back seat upholstery. Take a photo of it to any MB dealer and register your car. You will always pay a premium for a MB with papers. Yours is called a grey market car. Good luck with it. Harald.
The first part refers to info on the datacard. see above.
Second part: not necessarily.
If the car has big Bumpers, as all US version w115 1974 through 1976 did, he has a bonafied US market car.
Some of these were sold in Europe as 240D 3.0, but as euro model with less options and small Euro bumpers.
Good Luck , Frank