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I just imported a 1987 Mercedes Benz from Japan. The car has a 300E number on the trunk indicating the Model. The sticker on the engine indicates it has a 2657cc engine. The invoice states it is a Model 260E. The Model 300E has a 2964cc, does it not? The VIN number research on BenzWorld states it is a 2001 Model 260E. Does anyone know why I get conflicting information regarding this vehicle? I am confused and would appriciate any information that anyone has. Thank you
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2001??? I don't think so.
It should have the chassis number as 124 026 if it were 260 E. 300 E would be 124 030.

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Many people rebadge their 260's to 300's. I had the same issue with my car when I purchased it. MB did build a 2.6 300E, but the markings are different.
 

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Thank you for your reply. The VIN number starts out WDB124026, so I am not sure what these numbers mean. I will do some more research. Do you what this VIN number would mean?
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Thanks for the reply. I believe the chasis number is the digets after the WDB. Is that corrcet? These numbers are WDB124026, so that would mean that it is a 260E, am I correct?
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Thank you for the reply. Could you tell me what a HID kit is? The chasis nmber is 124026 so I was informed that it would be a 260E. If it was a 300E then the chasis number was 12430.
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Many people rebadge their 260's to 300's.
That's quite common. A friend of mine had a 230 E that carried a 300 E badge on the trunk lid. I've even seen some rebadged as SE's and SEL's! [:D]

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Six_wheeler - 4/4/2005 4:17 AM

Many people rebadge their 260's to 300's.
That's quite common. A friend of mine had a 230 E that carried a 300 E badge on the trunk lid. I've even seen some rebadged as SE's and SEL's! [:D]

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You think thats bad wait til you see a 1000E. Some people are just plain stupid LOL[:D]
 

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my badge says 300e but my powerplant is 3.2 24 valve

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