I have heard that in Japan there is a 50,000 miles limit on engines, then those engines might be removed and shipped to the States for resale. Something to do with emissions/polution but do not know how true it is.
'73 280SEL 4.5 (9/72)- RIP
Only 8,173 units built from 5/71 thru 11/72
'02 CLK320 Cabriolet - wifey's mid-life crisis
2012 VW Jetta Sportwagon TDI...at least its a diesel
Non illegitemae carborundum.