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Old 05-08-2001, 07:19 AM
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i just got my grandmas old mercedes. i know she bought it in europe and that its a 250. i think its a 1973. if i got the vin number, could someone tell me everything that it means?
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Old 05-08-2001, 08:15 AM
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Old 05-08-2001, 08:32 PM
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here is the number i found on a metal tag near the driver's side of the windshield...

114.011-12-014578

hope that works,

thanks
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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.
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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.
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Here she is in '95 and still lookin' good.

http://members.aol.com/ajdalton7/71-250.jpg

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Nice sled Arthur.

And the 12 in the middle of the VIN tells us it is and automatic transmission(1), left hand drive(2).
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Thanks.- Here is the Summer one.
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The first one is a nice sled

But the "summer" sled is SWEET.
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