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I'm picking up a 92 300D this weekend. This is from the VIN decode thread.

702 RANGE OF DELIVERY OF SKD VEHICLES - VIETNAM

Does this mean the car is a Asia import?

Thanks,

Larry
 

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702 = "parts to eliminate on SKD vehicle exported to Vietnam"


Possibly a partially or completely (CKD) knocked down vehicle when new.


(Although this is just a guess).

Knocked down means some parts, ie, battery, tires, glass, etc have to be produced and installed locally.

If the vehicle came"used" into the USA from from Canada via Japan this is what may have happened here. ( have been to Peru many times and learned that there used to be a Dodge Assembly Line in Lima, and thousands of CKD Dodge Coronets were assembled there and sold, from about 1966-1979, the last ones called Monaco's, and many still ply the roads there today, mostly used as long distance taxicabs, equipped usually with the basic 225ci 6 cylinder and manual transmissions. They are called "Collectivos" and the owners typically stuff them to the gills with passengers and luggage and haul them from the city to the Andean villages and vice versa)




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Maybe this one you got was once a taxicab in Saigon or Hanoi?

No idea.
 

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I'm picking up a 92 300D this weekend. This is from the VIN decode thread.

702 RANGE OF DELIVERY OF SKD VEHICLES - VIETNAM

Does this mean the car is a Asia import?

Thanks,

Larry
Does the car have a exterior color like this one?


The reason why I ask this is because Mercedes used this code also to designate the color 702 rauchsilber or smoke silver.
 

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color

I think of it as more of a gold than a silver, especially with the tan interior. However it doesn't look much different in this photo.

Here is the whole VIN decode. It does list 702 as paint 1, but that's in a different section of the decode.


Название val
fin WDBEB28E5NB697283
vin WDB1241281B697283
whc WDB
chassbm 124128
chass_ident 1B697283
type 124
subbm1 128
subbm2
auxiliary_drive
body 13186
body_code
delivery_date
engine 602962 12 012709
front_axle1
front_axle2
heater
interior 175
lights BOSCH
model_idx 0
odometer
order_num1 0170540065
paint1 702
paint2
paint3
paint4
paint5 75
platform
production_num1
production_order_ref
rear_axle1
rear_axle2
release_date
retarder
rims
service_num
steering
trailer
transfer_case
transmission 722418 03 155989
vin_dc EB28E5NB697283
vinwhc
winch
wiper BOSCH

Code Текст
221 LEFT FRONT SEAT, ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE
222 RIGHT FRONT SEAT, ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE
240 OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE INDICATOR
280 LEATHER STEERING WHEEL AND LEATHER GEAR SHIFT KNOB
291 AIRBAG FOR FRONT PASSENGER
300 Unknown
340 ADDITIONAL 3RD STOP LAMP
412 Unknown
420 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 4-GEAR
430 HEADREST IN THE REAR, LEFT AND RIGHT
440 TEMPOMAT (CRUISE CONTROL)
467 Unknown
491 Unknown
524 PAINTWORK - PRESERVATION
543 SUN VISOR WITH MAKE-UP MIRROR L. AND R., BE-
570 FOLDING ARMREST, FRONT
588 Unknown
593 ALL-ROUND WD-GREEN GLASS,HEATED REAR WINDOW-ESG,BF
611 EXIT LIGHTS FOR DRIVER DOORS
639 Unknown
640 15-HOLE LIGHT ALLOY RIMS
664 LIGHT ALLOY WHEEL 7-HOLE STAR DESIGN 17 INCH
673 HIGH-CAPACITY BATTERY
757 Unknown
802 AEJ 06/1/M/X
702 RANGE OF DELIVERY OF SKD VEHICLES - VIETNAM
75 Unknown
175 Unknown
 

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My W124 is that Smoke Silver 602. It's an original Japanese delivered car exported as a grey import
In some light it looks silver, in other light looks gold.
On the official traffic authorities papers it's registered as bronze.
 

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I'd suggest checking the door jamb decal to see if it meets US Federal standards. If it has that then it's likely not a CKD vehicle.
 

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Thanks

It coming home Saturday either way. I'll check the door tags when I get it. Until I found this website I never even knew about grey market imports. I have soooo much to learn about Mercedes.

Thanks,

Larry
 

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I typed the vin in the WIS , this is what I got:
 

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thanks

I typed the vin in the WIS , this is what I got:
That's a little easier to read. One option is US version so I'm guessing the other site misinterpreted the paint code.

Can't wait until Saturday to bring her home.

Thanks,

Larry
 
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