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Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb
Location: Los Angeles / Altadena
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You need to get the "data card" from the Mercedes Classic Center. To get the datacard, you can email Tom Hanson with a copy of the registration or title and the complete VIN. The VIN will begin with 111014 and you can find it on the metal tag in the door jam. It may or may not match the VIN on the title or registration. For instance, the VIN on one of my registrations was just 250S111876 or something silly like that. Scan those and send it to the classic center and they will email you the data card and if you ask for it, a translation of all of the option codes. It will also contain the key codes in case you want to have new keys made.
Proof of ownership is required to get the datacard because it contains the key codes. And the REAL VIN is required even if it's not what is on the title or registration. Frequently the cars will be titled using the last 5 of the real VIN preceeded by the model (220SExxxxx). That will be close enough for the classic center.
Currently: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb, 1965 300SE Lang, 1971 280SE parts car, 1972 Alfa GTV, 1965 Alfa Duetto, 1993 BMW R100R
Past: 1971 250 C, 1985 300 TD, 1967 250 S, 1968 280 S,1981 300 D, 1982 280CE, 3 Facel Vegas, Borgward Isabella Coupe, Alfa 2600 Sprint, Volvo P1900 (yes), numerous less interesting Volvos, ...