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FS Ď86 420SEL European

I just purchased a Ď86 420SEL for the drivers side doors, but itís so clean and straight I hate to part it out. Hasnít run in 9 years. Anyone need body parts or the whole car to restore? No title at present. A really straight car, original wheels. Make me an offer. Car is in NC.
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FYI this is a US model not European
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If Iím wrong I apologize. What tells you itís not European?
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If I’m wrong I apologize. What tells you it’s not European?
Multiple indications: bumpers, headlights, VIN, etc. You could find more inside: missing vaccum regulator for headlights, extra consoles under dashboard, missing S/E shifter on transmission, door locks, the list goes on....
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VIN is the surest way to tell as other parts can be retrofitted/replaced.

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VIN is the surest way to tell as other parts can be retrofitted/replaced.
I agree, but not many go through the effort of replacing the whole dashboard and custom-print DOT stickers for all the doors and lids and rivet in a new VIN tag.... ;-)
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Here's what the VIN decoder says:

Chassis
Sales designation: 420 SEL
Order number: 0 6 704 59718
Delivery date:
Market: NA,North America
Production order:
Paint code 1: 623
Equipment: 274
Engine no.: 116965 12 028020
Transmission: 722324 02 861059 [transmissionType = GA]
SA code
227 - ASHTRAY, CIGAR LIGHTER AT REAR, L AND R
240 - OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE INDICATOR
241 - FRONT SEAT LH ELECTRIC ADJUSTABLE WITH MEMORY
242 - FRONT SEAT RH ELECTRIC ADJUSTABLE WITH MEMORY
412 - ELECTRIC SLIDING ROOF WITH TILTING DEVICE
446
461 - INSTRUMENT WITH MILES IND. AND ENGLISH LEGEND
491 - U.S. VERSION
506
519 - REAR AUDIO SYSTEM
531 - AUTOMATIC ANTENNA
543 - SUN VISOR WITH MAKE-UP MIRROR L. AND R., BE-
551 - ANTI-THEFT/ANTI-BREAK-IN WARNING SYSTEM
588
592 - ALL-ROUND WD-GREEN GLASS,HEATED REAR WINDOW-VSG
600 - HEADLAMPS - CLEANING EQUIPMENT
611 - EXIT LIGHTS FOR DRIVER DOORS
639
640 - 15-HOLE LIGHT ALLOY RIMS
807 - AEJ 06/1/M/X
877
623 - VERSION FOR THE GULF STATES
274A - LEATHER, JAVA
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Now I'm curious, what is special about SA 623 - VERSION FOR THE GULF STATES??
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The Ivory color 623 by the way is the official German taxi color.
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If I’m wrong I apologize. What tells you it’s not European?
no need to apologies my friend, a lot of differences between the US and Euro models

- headlights is glass not plastic and one big glass for the whole headlight. H4 bulb not H3
- headlights wiper is longer and it wipe the light from inside the car to the outside.
- No stop light is Euro models.
- bumpers are smaller and the chrome is different.
- the tail light is different, no red light at the corner of the turning signal.
- KMH instrument cluster not MPH.
- adjustable up/down headlights.
- City light is build in in the head light not attached to corner signal.
- Sport/Economy button nest to the gear selector.
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