Mercedes Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1974-1984 Repair Guide

Chassis Numbers

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See Figures 1 through 9

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Fig. Fig. 1: Engine Vehicle Identifacation



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Fig. Fig. 2: Locations of the identification data1974-76 230, 240D, 280, 280C and 300D models



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Fig. Fig. 3: Locations of the identification data1977-84 models except 190D and 190E; 300SD and 300TD; 380SE and 380SL; 450SL and 450SLC; 500SEC and 500SEL



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Fig. Fig. 4: Locations of the identification data380SL, 450SL and 450SLC models



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Fig. Fig. 5: Locations of the identification data380SE, 500SEC and 500SEL models



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Fig. Fig. 6: Locations of the identification data300TD models



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Fig. Fig. 7: Locations of the identification data190D and 190E models



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Fig. Fig. 8: Locations of the identification data300SD models



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Fig. Fig. 9: The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) can be found on the inside of the door

Refer to the accompanying illustrations for the location of all important data concerning your car. The chassis number will usually appear something like this:



107.044-12-00001
 

By referring to the engine/vehicle identification chart, the 107.044 identifies the car as a 450SL or 450SLC. The middle number will always be either a "10" or "12". A 10 indicates a manual transmission (240D only since 1974 until the introduction of the 5 speed 190 in 1984) and a 12 indicates an automatic transmission. The rest of the numbers are a sequential serial number. Various other numbers are located throughout the vehicle, but the most important are the transmission number and the emission control plate.

 
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