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Old 07-18-2003, 02:13 PM
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Is this a Euro?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&category=6329&item=2423820982

This car has a couple of features I really like - manual AC and fabric upholstery. Other features like the headlight adjuster and no 'unleaded fuel only' label suggest it's a Euro. Any thoughts?

The droopy rear tells me something's really worn or it has a bad hydraulic system. Something I'd be willing to ressurect in a 230CE, not a 280CE.

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Old 07-18-2003, 02:32 PM
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By looking at the bumper fillers and the heallights, which in euro models is the big single flat glass lens, and the speedo seems to be in miles, I think it's safe to say that it is a us spec car and not a euro.
And yes, it does seem a bit low in the rear.
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Old 07-18-2003, 02:59 PM
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I don't know if manual AC was available in US and the vin # indicates its Euro... or atleast I think so. proper US vin came in 1980... and this is a 1981 model.
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Old 07-18-2003, 03:02 PM
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Thanks. I didn't even check the VIN. Some W123 230s and 240Ds came with manual AC.

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Old 07-18-2003, 03:25 PM
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the headlamps are US-spec (there are 2 types of euro-headlamps for the 123, and it is neither one of these)
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Old 07-18-2003, 04:49 PM
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Don't you guys think that it could be a Gray Market car that was brought up to US Spec (i.e. headlights/speedo)??? I have seen such a thing before
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Old 07-18-2003, 05:07 PM
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Don't know about euro, but there are some problems visible in those pictures. Looks like lots of rust all the way down the underside. Also, the left front fender to door gap looks pretty off.
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Old 07-19-2003, 02:14 PM
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i say yes.

the twin heater/air controls are definetly a euro spec item

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Old 07-19-2003, 02:36 PM
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Looks like a Euro to me. To my knowledge None of the 123' came cloth in the US. It could have been special order but I doubt it would have manual AC also.
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Old 07-19-2003, 02:38 PM
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Upon closer inspection I dont believe that to be factory upholstery. Hmmm... I still think its Euro though
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Old 07-19-2003, 07:46 PM
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I think it's a Euro too.

The manual A/C controls
The metric water temperature gauge. Doesn't the older-style temp gauge of these w123s have fahrenheit scales instead?
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Old 07-20-2003, 04:05 AM
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It's a Euro as the vin number starts with 123, if you go to car fax and type it in there sample box it will not show it as a car.....When I got my Euro 500SE my insurance co. said it was a non car I had to change companys to get it insured. other than that I would buy another Euro car in a heart beat.........
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