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First off, its a 1985 300D with NO turbo,
VIN search pulls up U.S.A
it has american headlights, but euro bumpers,
writing under the hood is not in english.


what do you guys think?
 

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Where is the VIN number plate? on the B pillar or under the hood?
Could very well be a grey market car and have a vin plate on the b-pillar. Although it won't look like the factory vin plate seen on US cars.

Sounds like a grey market car, what is the interior like? Does it have european spec equipment?
 

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but euro bumpers,
Stick your hand behind/inside the front and/or rear bumpers. If they have big metal bars inside them for reinforcement, they are bumpers modified for DOT grey market cars. But I guess that doesn't tell you if the bumper is orignal to the car... But the rear bumper mount where the shocks are would I think... Also it seems like most of the grey market cars I see at the junkyard have DOT sticker inside the driver's door jamb stating when it was US-certified...
 

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ok so

260 elimination of type sign on trunk lid
286 luggage nets on front seat backrests
410 electric sliding roof
420 4-speed automatic transmission with tempomat
466 central locking system
504 outside rear view mirror, right, electrically adjustable (L.H.D.)
532 power antenna
546 ???
586 code 580 and 584 [air and power windows]
590 heat-insulating glass, all-around, heated rear window pane (laminated glass)
876 lamp in the rear

that first one, #260 is a giveaway if the car has no badging on the trunk from the factory it most certainly is not a USA car.
 

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546 " LOCKABLE GLOVE COMPARTMENT AND SUN VISORS WITH VANITY MIRRORS ON THE LEFT AND RIGHT, ILLUMINATED"
" HALOGEN LAMP UNIT, AND SEAT ADAPTER BETWEEN THE FRONT SEATS"

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Yep, and it's a non turbo '85 based on engine code.

As mentioned earlier the elimination of the trunk lid designation is a hint it's highly possible to be European version.

Does it have leather in Creme Beige color?

Does it have the VIN tag on the A pillar?
 

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The interior color is available in the US but it's not common.

The "A" pillars are the pillars at the side edges of the front glass.

The pillars from the front to back are A, B and C. The wagons have a D pillar. W123 coupes don't have the B pillar.
 
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