W116 VIN Decode

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W116 VIN Decode

Post by ngruzevs » Mon 30 Apr, 2018 5:39 pm

Chaps

I'm looking at a 450SE, but haven't been able to decode VIN# 116 032 22 087667 as detailed on radiator support panel.

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Re: W116 VIN Decode

Post by EdCox » Mon 30 Apr, 2018 9:19 pm

You're not looking at the plate with all the 3 digit option codes on it are you? I think that's the "data card" number or something.

Check the number against the one on the firewall or on the other plate on the rad support.

See viewtopic.php?f=25&t=24420 for some pictures of the cards on the rad support of my W123 - same idea on the W116 i believe.
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Re: W116 VIN Decode

Post by Tony From West Oz » Mon 30 Apr, 2018 10:19 pm

The VIN number should be on the licence papers too.
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Re: W116 VIN Decode

Post by ngruzevs » Mon 30 Apr, 2018 10:22 pm

Thanks all, maybe looking at the wrong plate, will go and have another look.

This is all I could see in my initial look
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Re: W116 VIN Decode

Post by John Green » Tue 01 May, 2018 7:43 am

Vin number before 1980 at not decodable electronically. MB only started putting datacards on file electronically with the release of the W126 and even then for the first few years there are quite a few that didn't seam to work.

You need either the datacard or a picture of the plate on the l/h side of the bonnet catch for us to help you. Data card should look like this:

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Post by ngruzevs » Tue 01 May, 2018 10:33 am

Thanks John, I went back to view car again and took picture of data card
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1971 MK2 Jensen Interceptor Regency Red Jeremy
1979 W116 450SE Brilliant Red Metallic Claudia
1985 W126 280SE Thistle Green Max
1987 W126 300SE (SA Delivered) Pearl Grey Matt Oscar
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Re: W116 VIN Decode

Post by pastelgrey300D » Tue 01 May, 2018 12:58 pm

Top 2 Rows: Production serial numbers
3rd row: 525G is the paint code, 'Brilliant Red', Metallic, paint manufacturer is Glasurit
4th row:
432 from 01.01.77 to 28.02.86 HEADRESTS IN THE REAR AND ELIMINATION OF FRONT AND REAR SAFETY BELTS
432 " HEADRESTS IN THE REAR, ELIMINATION OF AUTOMATIC (SELF-REELING) SAFETY BELTS"
432 from 01.01.64 to 31.05.73 " SAFETY BELTS, REAR"
(not sure what year the car is so that will depend on which of the above codes applies)
467 from 01.04.70 to 31.10.93 CENTRAL LOCKING SYSTEM AND INSTRUMENTS WITH ENGLISH LETTERING
586 from 01.04.1970 " BEHR AIR CONDITIONER, AND ELECTRIC WINDOW LIFTERS (FRONT AND REAR DOORS)"
593 from 01.01.1972 " GREEN HEAT-INSULATING GLASS ALL ROUND, HEATED REAR WINDOW, SINGLE PANE SAFETY GLASS - TINTED STRIP"
600 from 01.08.1971 HEADLAMP WIPER/WASHER

5th row:
320 from 01.03.1967 to 31.07.1980 ADDITIONAL PLATE AND REAR SEAT BENCH STOP FOR GREAT BRITAIN
410 from 01.03.1965 to 29.02.1988 ELECTRIC SLIDING ROOF

Hope this helps! :occasion5:
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Re: W116 VIN Decode

Post by ngruzevs » Tue 01 May, 2018 1:07 pm

Thanks for the decode.

Initially I just wanted to confirm delivery country, but looks to be UK. Assume you can also tell as rear demister has thick visible lines and interior trim is the velour felt?

Looks like owner has changed speedo, as I'm guessing it would have been delivered with a MPH speedo?

Also wanted to confirm if car is high compression, being UK delivered?
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1987 W126 300SE (SA Delivered) Pearl Grey Matt Oscar
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Re: W116 VIN Decode

Post by Dr Diesel » Sun 13 May, 2018 11:07 pm

ngruzevs wrote:
Tue 01 May, 2018 1:07 pm
Thanks for the decode.

Initially I just wanted to confirm delivery country, but looks to be UK. Assume you can also tell as rear demister has thick visible lines and interior trim is the velour felt?

Looks like owner has changed speedo, as I'm guessing it would have been delivered with a MPH speedo?

Also wanted to confirm if car is high compression, being UK delivered?
Yes, it is UK delivery.
I do not see pics of interior and demister.
Yes, speedo was changed.
Yes, it has engine with normal (not low) compression ratio.
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Re: W116 VIN Decode

Post by ngruzevs » Mon 14 May, 2018 6:07 am

Finally managed to clean up interior, it's come up really well.

It's amazing what a fresh set of plugs, leads and distributor cap does. Drove it last week just up and down the road, can't believe how well it goes.
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1971 MK2 Jensen Interceptor Regency Red Jeremy
1979 W116 450SE Brilliant Red Metallic Claudia
1985 W126 280SE Thistle Green Max
1987 W126 300SE (SA Delivered) Pearl Grey Matt Oscar
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2018 Hyundai i30N Polar White Penelope

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Re: W116 VIN Decode

Post by pastelgrey300D » Mon 14 May, 2018 10:07 am

It's amazing what a fresh set of plugs, leads and distributor cap does. Drove it last week just up and down the road, can't believe how well it goes.
Nice one! What plugs did you use?

That drivers seat looks to be in brilliant condition too - very comfy!
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Re: W116 VIN Decode

Post by ngruzevs » Fri 18 May, 2018 9:38 pm

Thanks, it's coming along, but taking time. I swapped passenger base with driver base, as spring was broken on drivers seat. All seats were covered by sheepskin covers, so they still look like new now.

BTW, I used NGK BP5ES plugs
Current Garage
1971 MK2 Jensen Interceptor Regency Red Jeremy
1979 W116 450SE Brilliant Red Metallic Claudia
1985 W126 280SE Thistle Green Max
1987 W126 300SE (SA Delivered) Pearl Grey Matt Oscar
Sold - July 2018 (1990 W126 420SE Dark Blue The Gangster)
2018 Hyundai i30N Polar White Penelope

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