Originally posted by rickjordan
The 114 is the chassis number, which is the body type. The .011 notes which version of the 114 chassis, ie: 250. I believe the 12 means it's an automatic. The last 6 numbers are the car's serial number that only that exact car has. It's basicly a production number. Hope this helps.
That pretty much covers it, except for a couple of nice hidden bonus's.
The 114.011 is the 250/8 USA series. Very nice in the sense that the /8 were the the later seies and had the 130-2.8 engine. 7/69-8/72. 16.830 produced.
I bought one of these in '71 and it was the best Benz
I ever owned.