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Old 03-11-2011, 11:57 PM
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Such a thing as a 1989 280CE?

I did a precursory search for this year/model.....but did not find it anywhere. I have a chance to buye one with 100,000 miles, in good running condion for 500-1000.00-can anyone tell me what size engine this has, and what sort of mileage I might expect, as I contemplate using it daily.
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:31 AM
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I'm pretty sure that in 1989, the only CE's available were the 230CE and the 300CE. In later years there may have been others (like an E220 Coupe).
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Old 03-12-2011, 09:56 AM
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I think 82 or 83 was the last year, get the VIN and verify
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Old 03-12-2011, 11:44 AM
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Cool ok, can get the VIN.....then where do I look

Where do I then look up the vin to check what year this really is...
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Old 03-12-2011, 02:20 PM
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post it here, we can help,
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Old 03-12-2011, 05:12 PM
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The 280CE's were made until 1985; if it is a 1989 car, it's gotta be a 230CE or a 300CE.

You can type the the VIN through here and see how it comes back:

http://www.auto-parts.spb.ru/cat/cats/m.mycat?cat=mb&client=dr2000
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Old 03-12-2011, 06:08 PM
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The 10th digit letter of the VIN is coded for the model year - from B in 81, up to K in 89, skipping I.
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Old 03-13-2011, 06:56 AM
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Where do I then look up the vin to check what year this really is...
The VINs are, usually, on the A Post, driver's side...little rectangle, silver metal tab...read it carefully. Other places? B post, around the driver's door latch on the post itself.

Anyone else with a different location possibility?
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:42 PM
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Awesome, Thanks for the tips and assisstance .....still waiting to get together with owner, will get VIN and seee what I come up with !
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Old 03-13-2011, 02:21 PM
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The VINs are, usually, on the A Post, driver's side...little rectangle, silver metal tab...read it carefully. Other places? B post, around the driver's door latch on the post itself.

Anyone else with a different location possibility?
Firewall, trunk lid (right beneath license plate), inner fender stickers. Make sure they all match too
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