Date registered: Oct 2018
Vehicle: 1981 280E "Rusty"
Location: Orbiting over Bellingham, WA.
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Ah, I was about to catch your error there!
No, it is not a US-spec car, but I am starting to think that the rear end is original. Since the car started off as a bottom-spec 200E, I wouldn't be surprised if the customers thought putting a higher ratio in it at the factory (did they even do that?) would "make the car faster".
By the way, check out the license plate! That's probably my favorite angle of the car.