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Old 07-05-2008, 07:35 PM
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Exclamation Euro spec W126?

hello freinds, its '80 380se has full lorinser kit and rims, interior is cloth, euro headlights but the dials are US spec ones and not the round ones which are europens wore equipped with, so my question is what is up with it? could someone swapped the dials and switches??? or is w126 US model with few Euro mods???


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Old 07-05-2008, 07:43 PM
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It could be either, but most likely a Euro. In most cases, if the ID plate is on the driver's door jamb, it's US. If it's on the crossmember in front of the radiator, it's Euro.
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Old 07-05-2008, 07:57 PM
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heres the bad boy, what you people think???
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Old 07-05-2008, 07:58 PM
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the interior shot
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Old 07-05-2008, 11:49 PM
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looks rough. buy it cheap for the parts.
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Old 07-06-2008, 11:01 AM
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looks rough. buy it cheap for the parts.

for parts? dont you think it can be brought to life? i am also in MD, if i get this car, get ready to help me revive her to life once again, i also heard the euro spec 3.8 is as quick as US 560???

and once again is it Euro spec or no????
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Old 07-06-2008, 02:02 PM
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Does the cruise control stalk read " BETCHEL ,, VERZOG " ? does the climate control have dual thumb dials for temp control ? does each exhaust manifold go directly down under the car and not up and over one side like U,S. V8 s behind the engine to meet the other manifold ? does it have a double row timing chain ? all euros had double row chains ,MY EURO 380 has 240 HP about the same as a U.S. 560 [ 238HP ] a U.S. 380 has 155 HP ...from the pictures it appears to be a euro .

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your right, but if you look at the pictures, the dials are not euro spec ones? maybe in euro they also had these since cars is '80, early production w126
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Old 07-06-2008, 04:50 PM
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Euro 380 has 212hp. The Euro 500 is the one with more then the US 560. Euro models also could be ordered with automatic climate control. My Euro 126 was.

The wheels on that thing IMO are ugly as hell but lots of people like them so you could get some $$ for them. The "Centras" as they are known. It also has the velours interior, common on euros, not so common on US models. also if it's a 1980, it's a euro.

Where in MD are you?
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Old 07-06-2008, 07:21 PM
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Euro 380 has 212hp. The Euro 500 is the one with more then the US 560. Euro models also could be ordered with automatic climate control. My Euro 126 was.

The wheels on that thing IMO are ugly as hell but lots of people like them so you could get some $$ for them. The "Centras" as they are known. It also has the velours interior, common on euros, not so common on US models. also if it's a 1980, it's a euro.

Where in MD are you?
i like those rims, look slick, well man the car looks like a freaking PANZER, i am in reisterstown
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1980 W126 = EURO ONLY. It's a very, very early production car.

Mine is around 5500 off the line. Tons of weird options

ACC HVAC
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ONE heated seat
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Definitely 100% euro.
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well i live in fast pace life, this thing is gonna slow me down, parts gonna be headache, to maintain will cost me arm and leg,

also we did had 380 SE '85 we could never start it, i even tried to trade that car for a dog one time, young mastiff, but we wrecked it before i got the dog
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looks rough. buy it cheap for the parts.
It's the Black car not the white car he's talking about, the black car looks sweet almost mint to me.
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:16 PM
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aside from the cracked dash and torn up seats

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2003 C320T 4matic

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