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how to tell what year my 280SE is

Started by Ryan1980, 02 October 2007, 12:20 AM

Sensh

Quote from: rumb on 01 September 2022, 08:45 AMYour VIN is 099289 , what is the the Chassis Number?

Forgive my ignorance here, regarding the difference between VIN and chassis number.  I always used those terms interchangeably.  But my full VIN is 116 024 12 099289

My chassis plate reads like this:

      1E 7503552 10
116024 12 18695   5
      861H      M-0
    220 420 466 593

Any help is hugely appreciated.


johnnyw116

Cool mine is also 861H silver green , it indeed looks like your 280SE is from 1977
JohnnyW116

rumb

Quote from: Sensh on 01 September 2022, 10:19 AM
Quote from: rumb on 01 September 2022, 08:45 AMYour VIN is 099289 , what is the the Chassis Number?
Forgive my ignorance here, regarding the difference between VIN and chassis number.  I always used those terms interchangeably.  But my full VIN is 116 024 12 099289

My chassis plate reads like this:

      1E 7503552 10
116024 12 18695   5
      861H      M-0
    220 420 466 593



The chassis# is the actual body of the car. It was built with specific features for the desired option. The option codes on the radiator tag are those that require something specific in the metal work or other of the car prior to delivery to the final assembly production line. The rest of the option codes are on the Build Card.

The VIN is the mfg/govt ID of the car.

So if I can get this right:
7503552 is production order# 7 mean built 1977
10 is country code
116024 = W116 280se  12 = left hand drive auto trans 18695 = chassis number
861H = paint code SILVER GREEN METALLIC
220 = REAR DOOR CONTACTS
420  = " AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, FLOOR SHIFT"
466 = CENTRAL LOCKING SYSTEM
593 = GREEN HEAT-INSULATING GLASS ALL ROUND, HEATED REAR WINDOW, SINGLE PANE SAFETY GLASS - TINTED STRIP"

'68 250S
'77 6.9 Euro
'91 300SE,
'98 SL500
'14 CLS550,
'16 AMG GTS