Date registered: Feb 2011
Vehicle: 1998 E320 (W210) Silver 3.2 L V6
Location: Miami FL USA
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I found and purchased an OEM one on eBay today. Surprisingly it was in the US. It's the wrong color but my indie mechanic said he can easily match the color for me.
As for the side markers, my solution is to get LED replacements (to avoid having to go through heroics to replace the halogens when they burn out) and just have them hidden.
I would have just gone "naked", however, I'm the second owner of the vehicle. The first owner was in a jurisdiction (California) where a front and rear plate were required. I live in in Florida where only a rear plate is required. Thus, a "naked" front on this vehicle has ugly drill marks and is noticeably lighter than the rest of the strip.
So, a new strip is in order. And yeah, I do kind of like the Euro plate when it meshes nicely with the bumper, haha.
I'll post photos when the install is done in a few weeks.