I RECENTLY PURCHASED A 1974 MERC BENZ 280. EVERY WHERE I SEARCH THERES INFORMATION ABOUT A W114. WHAT DOES THE W STAND FOR AND WHY IS IT USED WHEN THE VINS DONT HAVE A W. ? 114060

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Asked by Jul 04, 2015 at 05:37 PM about the 1974 Mercedes-Benz 280

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It is the model,there was a w114 and a w115 model in this year,one came with 4cylinder and the other with v6

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So since mine doesn't have the W, what im finding with the W doesn't pertain to the vehicle I have

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Since your car is a 280, MB uses the designation W114. It's a chassis designation, and used on all MB cars and has nothing to do VIN numbers.....https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_W114

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W - saloon, T - estate/wagon, C - coupe, R - convertible. So to put that into context, if we look at the old style E-class from the 80's/90's, the one before the twin round headlights, that model is referred to as the 124 chassis in the industry. So when describing the body shape each one would be referred to as follows: Saloon - W124 Estate - T124 Coupe - C124 and finally Convertible - R124.

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