That depends on the definition of good condition and no problems means.
If the car runs OK and drives OK you sure don't have too much to loose. I
paid $1,250 for an 83 300SD with some problems over 2 years ago and I have
About the time I had mastered getting the toothpaste back in the tube, then
The 17 digit vin started in the USA in 1980.
A 79 300D would have a vin that looked like this: 12313012123456
An 80 300D would have a vin the looked like this: WDBAB30CAAA123456
The 8th digit from the right end denotes year: A = 80, B = 81, C = 82, etc.
Using my 81 example above, the chassis number would be 1231301A123456
That may be what NY is using for the VIN?
The vin and chassis numbers are 2 different numbers.
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