190e 2.3-16 EURO or NOT Please Help
Just got back from checking out a 1987 190e 2.3-16, only has 80,000 miles. The VIN is DA3407HF342887, Carfax says it's invalid. Got the VIN off the Driver side door pillar, not off the windshield. I think it may be a european model converted to US spec. Help me out. The front bumber has an elongated license plate holder, looks like it would hold euro plate, but also has holes for US plate. Has traces of rust underneath. Under the rear spoiler, there is a middle brake light. I checked out a truly US spec one that did not have the brake light under the spoiler. Also wondering, when shifting from 1st to 2nd it seemed to make a noise at the back...no leaks in axle though... The speedo is in MPH. Car has not been in accident, or so I believe, he is asking 8K. Worth it or not? Paint is perfect, interior is perfect, engine is strong, trans seems to be ok. PLEASE HELP ME. Thanks.