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Has anyone tried this ?
I have a 300SD 1984 with the rectangular shaped headlights.

I like the circle style of the 300d or the 300td.
Has anyone seen or put a 300d style headlight into the w126 body ?
 

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won't fit.

Jonathan
 

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Jonathan - so harsh! Sure, they won't plug-and-play, but one can make anything fit with enough money and time! Modification would, of course, be necessary. I like the way the W116 US lamps look in the W126 (this is Photoshop, of course) more than the uneven sizes of the W123 lamps, and I bet you could make the frame element mounts sit in there with a custom bracket, then fab up a fiberglass frame to fit the shape of the W126 US lamp profile. It's just a matter of time and money, like anything else. Of course, it helps to have a TON of either, or both, any I certainly don' t know anyone who fits that description!
 

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I dont know, it looks a little gross... Like going back in time in ugliness, they dont fit the newer look of the W126, they look retro on this car.
 

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The best look for the W126 is the original euro lamps. The same applies to the
W123 and the R107. The old SLs look especially nice with the square lamps instead of the round ones.
 

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^It's all subjective, isn't it (though I heartily agree)? Anyways, won't fit, as jhodg5ck suggested.
 

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JFlyer said:
The best look for the W126 is the original euro lamps.
Agreed; and not only for the look but the performance, too. Night visibility is about 40-60% better, plus the beam pattern is much better. But don't buy British right hand drive euro lights though!!!:p

Best single upgrade you can make to a U.S. spec W126 car, a set of euro lights.
 

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I paid $277 including shipping for mine, originals, lightly used in mint condition. Ebay is your friend.
 

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now is that picture photo shopped, or the real deal!?? looks like a US. spec W116.

Oh... I just read in to it again... I'm going to fast. LOL.

I have Euro spec lights on my US 500SEL and its by far the best look for the car. and I can see at night!!
 
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