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Old 09-02-2003, 12:43 AM
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Smile Looking For Euro Headlights For 108 Chassis

Looking for a complete, reasonably priced set of European spec lights for my 280 SE. Would also be interested in a set of bunt cake wheels for same. Have cash or parts to trade.

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Old 09-02-2003, 04:14 AM
Mark Barrett
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Smile 108 Euro Headlights

I have a near perfect set that came off my 3.5, which is a 1 owner car, and this is reflected in the condition of the lights, as well as the rest of the car. I replaced one of the lenses with a new one in the same week that I found a pair of, what we call, American headlights.

Contact me off list if you are interested:

Mark Barrett

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1972 280SE 3.5(recently sold)
1987 230TE
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Old 09-02-2003, 07:48 PM
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Now that's interesting. Did the 108 sedans come with the the flush headlights through the end of production? I know the Euro V8 108s and 109s from some point came with four round headlights similar to what US 111s, 112s, 108s and 109s had all along except that the Euro turn signal is part of the headlight frame (not a bullet or bogus fog light) and the high beam lens has a city light function. But in general, you can't really tell a US 108 headlight from a late Euro 108 V8 headlight in the later years.

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Old 09-03-2003, 04:09 AM
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Euro Headlights's a pretty common misconception here in Aust. that all 108/109 V8's came with the American headlights(4 round 'stacked' headlights), however my 71 and I know of a couple of other very original cars were also fitted from new with Euro. headlights.

Like most people, you see most V8's with American headlights, however they were an option.

I personally think the US lights look more elegant, but that's probably because it distinguishes the V8's form the 6 cylinder, lesser bretheren here in Australia ( sorry Manya.. you'll get a V8 when you're older!)


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