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Old 09-08-2021, 09:16 PM
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Badge conundrum

My car is a 1970 W114 250C. However, my badge on my trunk states just “250”. It’s not a 250-been verified by MB dealership and by Independent MB shops. Not been wrecked there or anything. Long story short, why does it say “250” and not “250C”?

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Old 09-08-2021, 10:11 PM
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250 badges are easier to find?
Now, if you had a 250CE, that would be a rare badge indeed.
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Old 09-09-2021, 12:41 PM
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I’m just curious as to why it’s there. Would the factory do this?

There’s another oddity (possibly) as well, the gear shift knob is a white ball. And the shift panel (by the shift knob) is different. Were there different shift panels options? Could they have ran out on the normal ones and used a different model? My option sheet from MB does not list them.
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Old 09-09-2021, 01:43 PM
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I know the shift knob changed around the time my coupe was produced (12/1970) as it has the ergo knob and earlier ones have the round ball-black or white.
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Old 09-09-2021, 06:47 PM
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I know the shift knob changed around the time my coupe was produced (12/1970) as it has the ergo knob and earlier ones have the round ball-black or white.
Not sure when mine was produced in ‘70 but I’m glad I got round shift knob. It would bother me to go to the ergo knob for completeness. Lol
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Old 09-09-2021, 10:14 PM
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the plate on the driver's door jam should tell you month/year of manufacture. -CTH
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Old 09-10-2021, 12:35 AM
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I'm going to the round ball when I get my 5spd conversion finished.
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Not sure when mine was produced in ‘70 but I’m glad I got round shift knob. It would bother me to go to the ergo knob for completeness. Lol

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