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Old 10-06-2008, 08:24 AM
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1984 euro 280e question after VIN check

I just checked my car on the Russia MB site. My car is what I believe to 100% original but I was wondering about the headlights as it has the 4 rounds with white fogs. I was wondering if I should install the square euro in this car as I like them better but want to keep it original.
The VIN says it had white fogs but my question is did they consider the square lights to have white fogs as well. I have seen some square euro with yellow fogs??????
VINWDB1230331A171430Model280 EChassis1230331A171430Engine110988 12 029895Transmission722309 02 513973Order0 - 204 03640Approx. yearnot definedDealerBielefeld branch (204) Interiorfabric pine green (056) Paint881thistle green metallic (с 01.01.1979 по 31.12.1986, с 1994)Options410electric sliding roof (с 01.03.1965 по 29.02.1988)
420automatic transmission, floor shift (с 01.01.1963)
430headrests in the rear (с 01.01.1977)
safety belts, front and rear (с 01.01.1964 по 31.05.1973)
466central locking system (с 01.04.1970 по 31.10.1993)
461 + 464 (с 01.10.1966 по 31.12.1966)
462 + 463 (с 01.07.1968 по 31.08.1969)
504outside rear view mirror, right, electrically adjustable (с 01.11.1978 по 29.02.1986)
outside rear view mirror, right, electrically adjustable (l.h.d.)
taxi version, f.r.g, and outside rear view mirror on the right
500 + 503 (с 01.02.1966 по 30.06.1968)
501 + 502 (с 01.08.1968 по 31.10.1974)
534antenna, mechanically operated, without radio set (с 01.01.1963 по 30.11.1990)
591white foglamps (с 01.01.1963 по 31.07.1965)
heat-insulating glass, all-around, heated rear window pane, (single-sheet safety glass), Germany
heat-insulating glass, windshield shot-colored (с 01.02.1967 по 31.01.1971)
green heat-insulating glass all round, heated rear window, single pane safety glass - Germany (с 01.01.1972)


what are your thoughts and thanks for reading.

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Old 10-06-2008, 08:29 AM
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The four white lights (two headlights, two clear fogs) in the european housing was the standard headlight setup for your car. The squarish clear european headlight housing was an optional setup. The squarish european clear headlights with the orange fogs are a French thing - I have a set for my w123. Those are harder to find, but can be done; I don't think either of the above harm the originality of the car - it's a euro model so any euro headlight setup is acceptable. Pick what you like and go with it.

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