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Old 11-14-2017, 04:22 PM
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Question Grey Market VIN decoder

I need help in locating a VIN Decoder for a 1979 450 SLC 5.0 euro. Trying to figure out if it is a rare rally car. Has all euro bumpers, headlights, speedo, and center console is all german, radio is german, and it came with factory installed AC. Velour interior, fire extinguisher and it has the lower side moldings that are dark grey and not color matched to the car. These are all the signs of the rare '79 5.0's. Would really appreciate help in figuring this car out.

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Old 11-14-2017, 09:46 PM
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Anyone with access to EPC can run the VIN for the data card which lists the option codes. IIRC the VIN should begin with 107026 for a 5.0 vs 107024 for a ‘common’ 450SLC.

I doubt it’s a factory prepped rally car if it has AC. Aren’t the box and trunk lid supposedly aluminum on real 5.0s? Or many they’re all aluminum. A magnet can confirm that.

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Old 11-15-2017, 12:04 AM
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Thanks for the info, I'll have to track down someone with access to EPC. The VIN is #10702612000776. Hood, trunk and block is aluminum. I read that only the euro cars came loaded with things like AC, supposedly none of the 'common' 450SLC's came with that. It seems like this is one of only about 200 left.
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Old 11-15-2017, 12:39 PM
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not getting any hits as is, or with WDB prefix using my offline WIS
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Old 11-15-2017, 01:31 PM
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Yes, you’ll need a global access version of EPC for a non-US car.

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Old 11-15-2017, 03:00 PM
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I need help in locating a VIN Decoder for a 1979 450 SLC 5.0 euro. Trying to figure out if it is a rare rally car. Has all euro bumpers, headlights, speedo, and center console is all german, radio is german, and it came with factory installed AC. Velour interior, fire extinguisher and it has the lower side moldings that are dark grey and not color matched to the car. These are all the signs of the rare '79 5.0's. Would really appreciate help in figuring this car out.
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Thanks for the info, I'll have to track down someone with access to EPC. The VIN is #10702612000776. Hood, trunk and block is aluminum. I read that only the euro cars came loaded with things like AC, supposedly none of the 'common' 450SLC's came with that. It seems like this is one of only about 200 left.
The VIN is correct for the cars that were produced to conform with FIA homologation requirements as to minimum number made to be eligible for rally competition.
As noted above, 107026 = SLC w/5L M117.960.
12 = LHD w/auto transmission (if the original trans is installed it would be a 722.006).
000776 = serial #.

Only a very few of the group were actually destined for competition, however the FIA required that something on the order of a minimum of 500 be constructed (and offered for sale to the public) to establish eligibility.
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:49 PM
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provided i can find someone with the global EPC will give the original equipment that came with the car?
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Old 11-16-2017, 01:43 PM
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possible hit...if this proves helpful

Parameter Value
Ident. number (FIN) WDB10702612000776
VIN WDB10702612000776
Baumuster 107026
Permanent link Checking VIN for Mercedes-Benz WDB10702612000776 | CARInfo
Order number 0 8 553 35176 (Destination: Netherlands)
Delivery date Try to define yourself (tables in russian)
PAINT1 404 MULTI-CONTOUR SEAT, FRONT LEFT
Interior color 904 No code designation available
Engine 117960 12 000788
Gearbox 02 000851
General data for model code 107026


Baumuster Модель Платформа Модель Двигатель КП Кол-во дверей Date From Date To
107026 SL-class C107 500SLC Бензин
117.960

2
107026 SL-class C107 450SLC 5.0 Бензин
117.960

2
SA codes
Parameter Value
256 RADIO HI-LINE USA VERSION
404 MULTI-CONTOUR SEAT, FRONT LEFT
410 No code designation available
440 TEMPOMAT (CRUISE CONTROL)
466 No code designation available
502 3 YEARS OF MAP UPDATES FREE OF CHARGE
502 *1 117____ 20110211 3 YEARS OF MAP UPDATES FREE OF CHARGE
502 *2 117____ 20110221 3 YEARS OF MAP UPDATES FREE OF CHARGE
502 *3 _______ 19980428 INTERIOR MIRROR AUT. DIMMING, FOLDING
502 *4 _______ 19990618 INTERIOR MIRROR AUT. DIMMING, FOLDING
502 *5 _______ 19991011 INTERIOR MIRROR AUT. DIMMING, FOLDING
532 COMAND APS WITHOUT NAVIGATION NTG5/NTG5.5
570 FOLDING ARMREST, FRONT
588 No code designation available
592 ALL-ROUND WD-GREEN GLASS,HEATED REAR WINDOW-VSG
603 No code designation available
665 DO NOT PUT FUEL IN THIS VEHICLE
682 FIRE EXTINGUISHER
812 BLU-RAY PLAYER
812 *1 117____ 20120601 BLU-RAY PLAYER
812 *2 _______ 19951002 REAR-MOUNTED LOUDSPEAKER
904A NAPPA/ALCANTARA JAVA LEATHER
Other information
Parameter Value
Lights units BOSCH
System information
Parameter Value
Manufacturer's data version DW 10/2017 Delta 2
DB storage version 1.2
Data language en
Record was added in database 2017-11-13 05:23
Last query date 2017-11-16 20:37
Last update date 2017-11-13 05:23
Data display version 2.2
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Old 11-16-2017, 03:52 PM
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I recall there is a 500 slc group that tracks the cars and knows the vins.


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Old 11-16-2017, 08:03 PM
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It looks like some of the old option codes were reused, none of the below existed in 79

502 3 YEARS OF MAP UPDATES FREE OF CHARGE
502 *1 117____ 20110211 3 YEARS OF MAP UPDATES FREE OF CHARGE
502 *2 117____ 20110221 3 YEARS OF MAP UPDATES FREE OF CHARGE

532 COMAND APS WITHOUT NAVIGATION NTG5/NTG5.5

812 BLU-RAY PLAYER
812 *1 117____ 20120601 BLU-RAY PLAYER
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It is 450 SLC 5.0, isn't 500 SLC.
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Old 11-17-2017, 04:02 PM
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404 - milan brown metallic
904 - velour beige (dattel)

256 - rear axle with LSD
410 - electr. sliding roof
440 - cruise-control
466 - central locking system
502 - outside rear view mirror, on the right side
532 - automatic antenna, w/o radio set
570 - front folding armrest
588 - climate-control & el window lifters (F & R)
592 - heat-nsulating glass, rear laminated, windshield with tinted strip
603 - headlamps wipers/washers & oil for LSD differential
665 - mode of vehicle packing
682 - fire extinguisher
812 - rear-mounted loudspeakers (stereo, with fader control)


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