Thread: VIN help
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Old 01-10-2002, 06:51 PM
dieseldude dieseldude is offline
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thanks for the clarification Doc!

I got a hold of Bill Ussery Motors in Coral Gables, FL (MB-dealer nearest the owner) where they discovered that the car had been serviced there, but their records showed a 'S' in place of the first '5' in the number I had.

One of the gentlemen I spoke to said it looked like a German VIN (whatever that means). So were some (non-500E/E500) V8 W124's assembled in Mexico, and issued different vins based on location to be shipped? Seems strange to have a Benz shipped unassembled to Mexico only to be shipped back assembled to Germany for a customer!

Any other thoughts?

Incidently, changing the '5' to a 'S' didn't help anything in the carfax department (No records found). This is strange!

Many thanks,
- Ryan
'95 E420 - 'Shadowfax' 138kmi.
'92 Volvo 740Turbo Bard 193kmi
'74 240D - 'Ol' Green' 4spd Manual 104kmi. (sold )
'77 300D - 'Red' 223kmi (sold)
'75 240D - 'Bianca the Blue Bomber' (sold)

Last edited by dieseldude; 01-10-2002 at 06:57 PM.
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