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Q: Where's the chassis number on this Merc? ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: Where's the chassis number on this Merc?
Category: Sports and Recreation > Automotive
Asked by: 6ra3-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 27 Nov 2005 12:28 PST
Expires: 27 Dec 2005 12:28 PST
Question ID: 598194

I was sent this number "1268201111" from under the hood of a 1991
Mercedes 500SL by a person and I was wondering if this is a chassis
number or can be used to identify the car?

I looked around and one of the guides I found through a search showed
me a picture of a sedan and I was wondering if there's a difference
between the European version and the US version as I think this is a

I'm trying to pin down a way to restore a car and get parts for it,
but I can't.. I'll be getting the car in a week and then I'd be trying
to dig out the chassis number to start my mission. :-)


Request for Question Clarification by scriptor-ga on 27 Nov 2005 13:37 PST
Unfortunately, this is not a number that could help to indentify the
car. 1268201111 is the Mercedes-Benz original part number of a
thermostat, used for adding a heating installation to a windscreen
washer system. And use of this thermostat is not limited to one
particular car model (unless I am completely mistaken, which I have no
reason to believe).

But I hope that you will find other clues that will help you.


Clarification of Question by 6ra3-ga on 27 Nov 2005 13:48 PST
Hello Scriptor,


I'm going to try and get more information in the coming two days,
please keep an eye on this question if I may bother you with that. :-)


Request for Question Clarification by scriptor-ga on 27 Nov 2005 14:25 PST
You're welcome. I can't promise that I'll be able to answer the
questions, but I'll do my best.

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Where's the chassis number on this Merc?
From: corvallis-ga on 29 Nov 2005 17:20 PST
Sounds as if you have already bought this car? You may have started
this process at the wrong end. First, what is the intent on restoring
a vehicle? Is this just a fun project, or are you trying to make some
money? There is no money in restoration unless you are very good or
very lucky. You need to tackle something that you are familiar with,
or that parts and information are more affordable. You know what you
are familiar with. Information on cars, and the one you may have
bought, it available on the internet using Google. Also, some imported
cars from the 1980's and early 1990's were Grey Market. Cars that were
imported by private people but were not sold new here. These can be
very hard, or expensive to get good parts for.  goood luck. ...bill in

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