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There is a 450SL on eBay claiming to be a 1977, but based on what is under the hood and the lights and bumper it must be a 1973. Is there somewhere to run the VIN to tell for sure? 107044-12-012500 :confused: This is the bright yellow 450SL with euro lights and bumper.
 

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Factors confirming it is a euro for me are the lack of a code ~491-494 for US Model or California model on the build plate.
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And also the lack of the narrower license plate nuts for US plates:
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Euro cars are often given the wrong year or the year they are imported to the US, which would explain the 1977 maybe.
 

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Says so in the listing. It was also repainted, as is obvious from the build up around the data plate under the hood and the corrosion on the door plate
 

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The car is a great 20 footer. The color looks really good, it is just too good for a car that old
 

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Yes, but the reason it says so on eBay now is all the info the forum provided, plus the fact that I sent the VIN to MB Classics and they confirmed a 1973 build.
 
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