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No bulging hood with "power domes" though ?
 

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I think those were only on the ML55
Power dome hoods also, found on the latter year ML models 2003-05 ML350s, special editions, some sprt pkgs.
 

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1998 ML320
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My junkyard has had several 2003 and 2004 models through, both V6 and V8. No power dome hoods. All standard body trim.
 

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Looks good ! Have you had her up to speed to see if you get any buffeting or major wind noise ?
Is that a OEM deflector for the Lamella option ?

And you are right.......very rare and yours looks to be in like-new condition.
 

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Looks good ! Have you had her up to speed to see if you get any buffeting or major wind noise ?
Is that a OEM deflector for the Lamella option ?

And you are right.......very rare and yours looks to be in like-new condition.
It is the OEM deflector for the Lamella roof. I found one at a local yard that was in pretty rough shape, but user Wallyo mentioned that he found two W163s with the Lamella roof in a self-serve yard in his area. He pulled this one and sent it to me. I put some elbow grease into cleaning up the brackets, caps, and weatherstrip. The deflector itself is in excellent condition for nearly 20 years old. It has a few mild scratches and scuffs, but nothing horrible.

I also swapped out the roof rails for a post-facelift set while I was at it. The early rails had a profile that didn’t match the roofline very well over the front doors. It’s minor, but it makes my OCD side happy.
 
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