Could it have been Frank Kemper who typed:
||| PS - I don't understand "123 and 126".
|| 123 stands for the W123 Body, which stands for the Mercedes 200 -
|| 280E, produced from 1976 to 1984/85.
|| 126 stands for the W126 Body, which stands for the Mercedes 280S -
|| 560SEL, produced from (approx) 1980 to 1990.
|| This means that the poster claims that the seat bases of a Mercedes
|| 240D and a Mercedes S Class of the '80s are the same. I do not know
|| if that is true. The seats are definitely not the same.
This information was found on the web, but was confirmed at my local merc
dealer parts department as the same part number!
remember the seat base is only one part of the seat but it is the part that
usually goes on the drivers side. There are the runners etc as well which
are going to be different in a 126 model.
I went to a breakers and found a good passengers seat base out of a low
mileage 123 and swapped it with my knackered drivers seat base on my high
mileage 123 300d, 240,000 miles easy enough though it took a couple of
When it was done ...bliss!!!!
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