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Euro tail-lights, fits all W126 models (S/SE/SEL/SEC/SD/SDL) for sale. Lenses in very nice shape (no cracks, splits, scratches). Very, very minor light scratches from use, as can be expected, but otherwise, a solid set of lights.

It would be prudent to re-do the rubber seals prior to mounting, as water could easily leak into the trunk.

Original BOSCH parts - no cheap Chinese/Taiwanese garbage here.

$145.00 shipped anywhere in the contiguous 48 states.
 

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Hate to rain on your parade, but these seem to be standard NAM-spec tail lights. There is a portion of the turn signal in red, meant to comply with DOT regulations to include a side marker bulb.

In your photos, the cutoff portion is clearly visible, indicating these are not Euro-spec lights, but rather are NAM versions.



In comparison, these are true Euro tail lights. Notice the turn signal lens goes all the way forward.

 

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Hard to tell in those pics. On both my Euro cars, there is still the line in the lens that is pictured, but the side wrap around portions are amber.
 

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Hi Ian,

These are amber all the way around. I bought these in Switzerland this summer, and have compared them to my American taillights.

I think these make the cars look a little more elegant, although the effect is not as dramatic as the Euro headlights.

Perhaps this picture will better illustrate the difference between the two. On the right is American style taillight, and on the left, European (the ones that are for sale).
 

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For reference, this is a picture of the lense I'm selling from my UK spec 87 SEC...




And this is what they look like on the inside...

 

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I see that they also have the line going through the reflectors on the corner. Is there a difference between gen 1 and gen 2 taillights?
 

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That is interesting, as I've never seen Euro tail lights with a cutoff even between the same amber corner lens. Thank you for clarifying. I stand corrected.
 

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That is interesting, as I've never seen Euro tail lights with a cutoff even between the same amber corner lens. Thank you for clarifying. I stand corrected.
Mine are that way as well. After the cutoff its a reflector. Gen 2 Euro lens.

I want those lights, I just don't have the money. Lol. I have a slew of black interior parts if you need anything.
 

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I'd be willing to trade for Euro SEC blinkers. Shipping from Europe on anything is such a rip-off, you really have to make a huge parts run to make it worthwhile.
 

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Thank god we only get euro cars here.... I feel for you guys with the fugly U.s spec stuff. Stupid laws back then.
 

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I'd be willing to trade for Euro SEC blinkers. Shipping from Europe on anything is such a rip-off, you really have to make a huge parts run to make it worthwhile.
Depends on how much you want something.. I usually have to buy most my parts for my toyotas from either US, NZ or Japan..

It'd cost about £30gbp to send a pair of these lenses, 5 day shipping.. I always send my parcels as a Gift so you don't pay any customs or import fees too:thumbsup:
 
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