Thread: 81' 380SE
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Old 08-23-1999, 11:48 PM
jpenix jpenix is offline
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I'm not sure if there was a Euro 1981 380SE... I only follow the American-spec models... :^)

American-spec W126's '81 through '85 used sealed beam headlights. They appear set back in the car's face.

However, a popular modification was to replace the headlight assembly with the Euro-spec one where the entire headlight assembly is flush with the face of the car (like in the '86 - '91 W126's, sans wipers - most think it looks better).

So that MAY be an indication of a Euro, but maybe not...

Anyone else have pointers on how to identify a Euro version??