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Old 11-19-2000, 10:07 PM
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Aaron Aaron is offline
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Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
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The W116 300SD was made from '78-'80 for the USA market only. Not sure how many rolled off the assembly line but alot of them have probably rusted out by now (mine's on it's way). My car is an '80 model (built in November of '79) and for some odd reason, like most other '80 models doesn't have a sunroof. '78s and '79s had the idle control knob on the dashboard like the 220 and 240Ds and in 1980 the knob was deleted. The other nice thing is that the '78-'79 models had a 120mph speedo while the '80s had an 85mph unit. Sure wish the '80 models came with the 120mph speedo so I don't have to keep looking at a buried needle on mine!

Aaron Greenberg
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Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati
'67 250SE Cabriolet
'77 450SL
'80 300SD
'85 380SE
'86 420SEL
'89 420SEL
'93 300E 2.8
'74 Jensen Interceptor Mk.III
'81 DeLorean DMC12
'84 BMW 745i Turbo
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