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Old 10-11-2002, 10:34 AM
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Question windshield insignia question

The question I have is about the windshields insignia. I have a 1981 euro 280sl. It's my first Mercedes, and it's really a fun car to drive. Last fall I Purchased from original owner. It came from Luxembourg. My SL does not have the mercedes/Daimler windshield insignia on the passenger side. I've noticed on most other mercedes, they have one. Is this because it's a euro model, or could it be the original windshield was replaced?

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Old 10-11-2002, 12:26 PM
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I think it may have been replaced... I have one, but it's dried out and cracking. they could have removed the sticker too
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Old 10-11-2002, 02:02 PM
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I believe you can identify the orginal windshield by looking to see if the three pointed star is stamped on the passenger side lower corner.
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I've had mine replaced twice. Both times the aftermarket windshield has had a mercedes star stamped in the corner. I have no idea how to tell if the windshield might be original (no real likely), but you can usually get the stickers from your local dealership's parts counter.

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Old 10-13-2002, 01:14 PM
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You can probably tell if the windshield has been busted out by taking out the carpet insert underneath one of your seats. They almost never vacuum up 100% of the little pieces of glass, and some work their way underneath.
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