Date registered: Oct 2013
Vehicle: 1982 240D, 1984 Euro 300TD
Location: Alexandria, Virginia
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Yeah. Only lap belts were required in the US before 1968. But shoulder belts were already required in some European countries by about 1964. A friend's US-market '65 220S Fintail came with lap belts. But I found the threaded holes for shoulder-belts when I removed his door-pillar trim.
My Dad's '66 Euro 250SE sedan had Kangol shoulder belts in front , without lap belts. Can't remember what, if anything, it had in the rear. If you can add the anchors for your outboard rear lap-belts, and already have the upper anchors for the rear shoulder-belts, I'd add the shoulder-belts too.
Happy Motoring, Mark
Last edited by Mark DiSilvestro; 07-31-2015 at 04:42 AM.