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Euro 280ce Indentification Help

I am looking at a 1985 Euro (bought in Germany) 280ce and the HVAC controls are not the two round dials like I see on most Euro spec cars. Is this correct? Was the auto climate control an upgrade from the mechanical even on Euro spec cars?

Additionally, I know the cluster has been swapped out, but would the original have been the cluster with the tach (car is a 5-speed) vs the current cluster with the large clock?

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It was probably ordered like that, my '84 280TE has it and all kind of other add ons, like ABS, leather seats.
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What’s the VIN?

Like the vacuum adjustable headlight feature on that.

I would think a tach would come standard on a manual equipped car.
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My 280TE looks just like that, but I have a Tach.
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I think I'll move on... I am looking for a W123 coupe and this 280ce came up. The M110 and 5-speed are appealing, but I think I'll stick with searching for the turbo diesel variant as it seems more original versions of these are available.

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I’d take an M110 and 5 speed over a turbo diesel any day! Not sure why you think that 280ce isn’t original.
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Not that it isn't original, just the car I was looking at needs new leather or probably MB Tex, rear windows don't work, AC not working and while a very nice car, I can get a nicer car for the same money in a diesel. Just not willing to pay a premium for the M110 and 5-speed, something I don't NEED.

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