Is the paint code plate VIN supposed to match car VIN?

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Is the paint code plate VIN supposed to match car VIN?

Post by berntd » Wed 06 Dec, 2017 2:28 pm

Mine only matches up to 107 044 22
The last digits differ completely.
But the paint codes and interior codes are correct.

If the plate should match, how then can I get a correct one?
Or who can make one? It needs reverse number punches.

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Re: Is the paint code plate VIN supposed to match car VIN?

Post by John Green » Fri 08 Dec, 2017 9:55 pm

The plate on the car that is painted the same colour as the body has the body number on it, which is differant to the VIN or chassis number. It is a throw back to the days of cars actually having a body and chassis. Chassis number for a 450SL would be 107 044 22 123456, a chassis number is 107 044 22 12345. The xtra digit is dropped off.
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Re: Is the paint code plate VIN supposed to match car VIN?

Post by berntd » Sat 09 Dec, 2017 12:16 pm

Hello John

Thanks.
Please say again:

Are the digits after 044 22 on the VIN plate and body plate supposed to match like in your example bar last digit or not?

Confused.

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Bernt

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Re: Is the paint code plate VIN supposed to match car VIN?

Post by Marcel107 » Wed 13 Dec, 2017 2:15 am

Hello to all,

in my 300 SL the plates look like this.
On the painted plate there is no VIN

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Marcel
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300 SL / R107, Year 1986
300 CE-24 /C124, Year 1990

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