1985 300D (W124); 1997 V230 TD (W638); 1998 E300TD (W210); 1999 E300TD (W210); 2007 GL320 CDI (X164)
I just purchased a W124. The seller had it registered as a 1985, but the Wikipedia pages I read seem to indicate the 124 didn't exist until 1986. I have tried multiple online VIN decoders and they say the VIN is not valid. I have also tried to enter it into EPC but it also comes up with nothing. I have seen the VIN plate under the hood so I know I haven't made a copy error. The VIN I have is 17 digits and begins WDB124... Can anybody tell me what seems to be happening with this? Is there another number I need to find?