Manufacturer Certificate of Authenticity

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  1. evansash

    evansash New Member

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    Can MB provide a certificate of authenticity or similar giving the production date and specification of a car when vin number provided?
     
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    JBD Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    The yellow homologation certificate that comes with all new cars should have that info.
     
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    Pontoneer MB Club Veteran

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    If it is not for a newish car , you can write to the Classic Centre in Fellbach , enclosing proof of ownership ( copy of registration document ) as required by German law .

    They can provide this information from the archives , when I did this in the early 80's for my Ponton , I received back a very nice letter from Herr Von Pein and numerous documents including the requested information , data card , windscreen consignment sticker , factory photographs and more .

    Nowadays , you can request a vehicle 'birth certificate' which is accepted by DVLA as proof of date of manufacture for registration purposes , although there is now a fee .
     
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    evansash New Member

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    thanks, Porsche do this, free to club members so will give Fellbach a try
     
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    Calcifer Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    How did you get on with this?
     
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    Sorry, site blocked my link so try searching carinfo.kiev.ua and after the ua forward slash cars forward slash vin forward slash Mercedes. Good luck
     
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    Calcifer Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Thanks. I was looking for something more authentic and official.
     
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    NOMONEYBUTAMERC Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I had to verify my 1973 R107 about 6 years ago . The DVLA requested proof of build , so I contacted MB Customer Assistance in Maastricht. They sent me a letter on headed paper stating the approximate build date.They were unable to say where it had been sent from the factory , but the letter was sufficient for me to register the car. ( the previous owner had the car for 23 years on a personal plate , and re-registered the car before i bought it. Despite having a DVLA issued plate , when I applied for a registration document I had to take the car to Bristol VRO , and was advised the car was not correctly registered!).
     
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    ^^^ Just looked up the paperwork . The phone number is (0031)497111784040. Referred to as "The Old Timer Centre " , for pre - 1990 vehicles. www.mercedes-benz-classic.com.
     
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    Calcifer Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Thank you :)
     

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