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Old 06-30-2010, 12:47 AM
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Before it fell apart in my hand one day while adjusting it, our 1981 300SD had the vertical hood star. Perhaps it was taken out of the W123 parts bin?
The Detali.ru site states that the W126 originally had a W201 P/N'd star

A 201 880 00 86 Replaced by A 124 880 00 86

The same site lists the W123 as having the W201 P/N'd star

A 201 880 00 86 Replaced by A 124 880 00 86

So I'm guessing the W123 had its own W123 P/N'd star while the W126 had its own one too but both were superseded by the W201 P/N and then by the W124 P/N stars.

The W123 star is very slightly tilted backwards but almost looks vertical. It would look weird if the W124 had a vertical star (does not follow the slant line of the front fascia). The W126 was more vertical than the W124 so it would have a more vertical star. The W201 is also more vertical than the W124 so it's no wonder the W126 star was replaced by the W201 star, but I don't know why they stopped making the W123 star.
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Old 06-30-2010, 01:06 AM
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The Detali.ru site states that the W126 originally had a W201 P/N'd star


So I'm guessing the W123 had its own W123 P/N'd star while the W126 had its own one too but both were superseded by the W201 P/N and then by the W124 P/N stars.
Just checked. My EPC shows that the W126 had the hood star from the W123 at the start. That's why both the W123 and W126 list W201 stars.
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Old 06-30-2010, 01:10 AM
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Just checked. My EPC shows that the W126 had the hood star from the W123 at the start. That's why both the W123 and W126 list W201 stars.
I did not want to assume that earlier, thanks for confirming it for me.

The W126 is like a beefed up and more modern W123.
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