well...there doesn't appear to be anything wrong with the green car in terms of front or rear views. the blank switchplate in the console is actually a little LED that flashes when the alarm is armed.
the black car is just wrong.
re: the silver lettering on the airbox, initially, i believe they were painted silver, but the silver paint flaked off too easily, so m-b just left the later models black.
both of our 500s have completely black airboxes.
'94 W124.036 249/040 leder; 8.25x17 EvoIIs
'93 W124.036 199/040 leder; 8.25x17 EvoIIs, up in flames...LITERALLY!
'93 W124.036 481/040 leder; euro delivery; 8.25x17 EvoIIs
'88 R107.048 441/409 leder; Euro lights
'87 W201.034 199/040 leder; Euro lights; EvoII brakes; 8x16 EvoIs - soon: 500E rear brakes
'70 R113.044 050/526; factory alloys; Euro lights