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    Re: NOW AVAILABLE: Reproduction factory data cards

    Quote Originally Posted by skikrazey View Post
    Hi Gerry,

    Please add me to the data card list. 1993 500E WDBEA36E4BP903403.

    Thank you!
    That is not a valid VIN number, according to MB.

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    Re: NOW AVAILABLE: Reproduction factory data cards

    The B and P are mixed up. Try this:

    WDBEA36E4PB903403


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    Re: NOW AVAILABLE: Reproduction factory data cards

    That works, and verified by several sources.

    No cards will be completed until payment is received, via PayPal.

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    Re: NOW AVAILABLE: Reproduction factory data cards

    I managed to squeeze out two additional cards today - for zewok and skikrazey. They shall be sent out tonight.

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    NOW AVAILABLE: Reproduction factory data cards

    Eight cards produced & shipped in the past few days. I’ll pick up where I left off later this month.

    If you are not on the list, please let me know if you want to be. If you are on the list, please let me know If you are still interested or not so that I can prioritize and optimize for paying customers.

    I’d like to hit the ground running when I get back and get the remaining backlog of data cards made, printed & shipped ASAP.

    Thanks,
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    1. outrbnks (2 500Es) -- completed, paid & mailed
    2. 600Eric -- completed, paid & mailed
    3. r44raven -- completed, paid & mailed
    4. Lynch -- completed, paid & mailed
    5. jaymanek -- completed, paid & mailed
    6. zewok --completed, paid & mailed
    7. skikrazey -- completed, paid & mailed




    1. JC220 - production shortlist, 18-Feb
    2. 036/199
    3. Rudy
    4. obiana
    5. 500ESpain
    6. bing
    7. makemann
    8. jeff0093
    9. 500AMM - production shortlist, 18-Feb
    10. tomer
    11. kinglaw
    12. Euro 500
    13. Stutz
    14. cole67

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    Re: NOW AVAILABLE: Reproduction factory data cards

    Gerry - I am still interested and will gladly be on the list.

    Thanks.
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    '92 500 TE, Silver/black (sold)

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    Data Cards Received

    Gerry,

    The Data Cards arrived in perfect condition today. I just opened up the package and I couldn't be more pleased. The quality is top shelf!

    Thanks so much for offering this service to the forum members, it's very much appreciated.

    Regards..Oscar
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    Re: NOW AVAILABLE: Reproduction factory data cards

    Glad they arrived safely. I hope others are as pleased. Thank you for the follow-up. Like I said, a better 500E accessory than a Porsche badge or license plate frame


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    NOW AVAILABLE: Reproduction factory data cards

    Current list with latest information. Production will start up again on 18-Feb. First mailing on 20-Feb (19-Feb is a US holiday).

    1. JC220 (2 cards) - production shortlist, 18-Feb
    2. 036/199
    3. Rudy
    4. obiana (2 cards) - production shortlist, 19-Feb
    5. 500ESpain
    6. bing
    7. makemann - production shortlist, 18-Feb
    8. jeff0093
    9. 500AMM - production shortlist, 18-Feb
    10. tomer
    11. kinglaw
    12. Euro 500
    13. Stutz
    14. cole67 - production shortlist, 18-Feb



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    Re: NOW AVAILABLE: Reproduction factory data cards

    thanks for having me search for this Im happy to report I found my original didnt even know this existed. cool

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    Re: NOW AVAILABLE: Reproduction factory data cards

    Yes, often if you have your original maintenance booklet there will be an example of the card pasted to the rear cover.


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    Re: NOW AVAILABLE: Reproduction factory data cards

    Other folks receive their cards yet? Arrived in good condition? I know for several folks internationally it may be a few more days.


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    Re: NOW AVAILABLE: Reproduction factory data cards

    Received my cards! They are outstanding!!!! Thanks Gerry!!!!

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    Re: NOW AVAILABLE: Reproduction factory data cards

    Quote Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
    Other folks receive their cards yet? Arrived in good condition? I know for several folks internationally it may be a few more days.


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    Arrived this last week, LEGIT.



    Thanks again Gerry

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    Re: NOW AVAILABLE: Reproduction factory data cards

    Glad you received & like them. I wish I had a paper cutter like that, wow! The overseas guys should start getting their cards soon....


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    Re: NOW AVAILABLE: Reproduction factory data cards

    Quote Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
    Current list with latest information. Production will start up again on 18-Feb. First mailing on 20-Feb (19-Feb is a US holiday).

    1. JC220 (2 cards) - production shortlist, 18-Feb
    2. 036/199
    3. Rudy
    4. obiana (2 cards) - production shortlist, 19-Feb
    5. 500ESpain
    6. bing
    7. makemann - production shortlist, 18-Feb
    8. jeff0093
    9. 500AMM - production shortlist, 18-Feb
    10. tomer
    11. kinglaw
    12. Euro 500
    13. Stutz
    14. cole67 - production shortlist, 18-Feb



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    Production resumes in 5.5 more days !!

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    Re: NOW AVAILABLE: Reproduction factory data cards

    Received today, great quality.
    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by zewok View Post
    Received today, great quality.
    Thank you
    Excellent. I’m glad that you are happy with the quality, and that they arrived all that way to France safely.

    Hopefully the other European mailings are also arriving or have arrived safely.

    Cheers,
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    Re: NOW AVAILABLE: Reproduction factory data cards

    Production re-starts in 36 hours!!!


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    Re: NOW AVAILABLE: Reproduction factory data cards

    Quote Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
    Production re-starts in 36 hours!!!


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    Are there any updates on the data card production Gerry?
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    Re: NOW AVAILABLE: Reproduction factory data cards

    I had to take a trip to San Francisco and Seattle the day after I got home from Hawaii, so I’ve been gone the past week. Good news is that I’ll be home in Maryland in about 10 hours....and ready to finish the cards in the queue.


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    Re: NOW AVAILABLE: Reproduction factory data cards

    JC, your two data cards are DONE and SHIPPED to you now.

    Here is the current production lineup. Several cards will be produced tonight.


    1. outrbnks (2 500Es) -- completed, paid & mailed
    2. 600Eric -- completed, paid & mailed
    3. r44raven -- completed, paid & mailed
    4. Lynch -- completed, paid & mailed
    5. jaymanek -- completed, paid & mailed
    6. zewok --completed, paid & mailed
    7. skikrazey -- completed, paid & mailed
    8. JC220 -- completed, paid & mailed




    1. 036/199
    2. Rudy
    3. obiana (2 cards) - production shortlist, 28-Feb
    4. 500ESpain
    5. bing
    6. makemann - production shortlist, 28-Feb
    7. jeff0093
    8. 500AMM - production shortlist, 28-Feb
    9. tomer
    10. kinglaw
    11. Euro 500
    12. Stutz
    13. cole67 - production shortlist, 1-Mar

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    Re: NOW AVAILABLE: Reproduction factory data cards

    For "International" orders - a "head's up" on shipping. It took almost 3 weeks for the "hard" copy of my data card to get from the US to the UK!

    But when it arrived, it was well worth the wait!

    Excellent work, Gerry!

    Rgds, Stephen

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    Wow, that's amazing. It got to zewok in France in like, a week.

    Could the NHS somehow be now running the Royal Mail system?!?

    Any other non-US folks NOT receive their data cards? jaymanek? Lynch?

    JC, please let me know when you get yours.

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    Re: NOW AVAILABLE: Reproduction factory data cards

    Quote Originally Posted by r44raven View Post
    For "International" orders - a "head's up" on shipping. It took almost 3 weeks for the "hard" copy of my data card to get from the US to the UK!

    But when it arrived, it was well worth the wait!

    Excellent work, Gerry!

    Rgds, Stephen
    I have fairly regular small & large packages coming from USA (w124 parts!) and most arrive in around a week. But some can take up to 3 weeks. The reason? - Customs.

    For example when i recently got the rear SA Calipers from Jeff UK customs held them for over a week before releasing them. 3 days to arrive in UK and they sat for 8 more days in London customs before they let them continue to my destination. And to add insult to injury they send a letter first for handling fee (about 15USD) + the import taxes which has to be paid before Royal Mail will even deliver the item. However, duties should not be applicable for the data cards, its likely they were just caught up in customs.

    Gerry- yes I will let you know when I get my cards. I will be headed to Australia next week so they will go to my work address and I’ll get them on my return in a few weeks
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    Re: NOW AVAILABLE: Reproduction factory data cards

    OK. The cards don't require a customs form, because they are in a large/flat envelope. I don't have to fill out customs forms for documents only, just for a package/box with merchandise/goods inside. So, it shouldn't be a problem as it is just a large first-class letter.

    But, definitely interested to hear how long it takes.

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    Re: NOW AVAILABLE: Reproduction factory data cards

    Three more data cards shipped tonight.

    I can now take a few more orders to put in the production queue.


    Data Card Orders Completed


    1. outrbnks (2 500Es) -- completed, paid & mailed
    2. 600Eric -- completed, paid & mailed
    3. r44raven -- completed, paid & mailed
    4. Lynch -- completed, paid & mailed
    5. jaymanek -- completed, paid & mailed
    6. zewok --completed, paid & mailed
    7. skikrazey -- completed, paid & mailed
    8. JC220 -- completed, paid & mailed
    9. makemann -- completed, paid & mailed
    10. obiana (2 cards) -- completed, paid & mailed
    11. SamSL -- completed, paid & mailed
    12. Kip (2 cards) -- completed, paid & mailed
    13. 500AMM-- completed, paid & mailed
    14. cole67-- completed, paid & mailed
    15. kinglaw -- completed, paid & mailed



    Data Card Orders Reserved

    1. 036/199
    2. Rudy
    3. 500ESpain
    4. bing
    5. tomer
    6. Euro 500
    7. Stutz

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    Re: NOW AVAILABLE: Reproduction factory data cards

    Production list updated, per above. Next mailing goes out tonight (Thursday).

    I can take a few more orders for the queue as of now; please PM me.

    10 data cards completed in the past 72 hours !!!

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    Re: NOW AVAILABLE: Reproduction factory data cards

    Status updated per above.

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    Re: NOW AVAILABLE: Reproduction factory data cards

    I have had no response from folks on the "Orders Reserved" list below, despite their earlier desire expressed to commission a data card. Thus, I am now assuming that these folks no longer have an interest in obtaining a data card reproduction for their car(s).

    Now that all cards have been produced (and the last ones are shipping today), I am going to ramp down production for the next 18-24 months. This means that no further cards will be produced for some time into the future.

    I will keep production open for the next 48 hours, so if you do want a card, please let me know quickly so that I can get it produced before I shut down. To date, I have reproduced cards for W/C126, R107, and W124 models.
    A sincere "Thank You" to everyone who has commissioned data cards, per the list below. I hope everyone is happy with them. Also please let me know if you have received yours, and if not I will re-send to you.

    Cheers,
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    Data Card Orders Completed


    1. outrbnks (2 500Es) -- completed, paid & mailed
    2. 600Eric -- completed, paid & mailed
    3. r44raven -- completed, paid & mailed
    4. Lynch -- completed, paid & mailed
    5. jaymanek -- completed, paid & mailed
    6. zewok --completed, paid & mailed
    7. skikrazey -- completed, paid & mailed
    8. JC220 -- completed, paid & mailed
    9. makemann -- completed, paid & mailed
    10. obiana (2 cards) -- completed, paid & mailed
    11. SamSL -- completed, paid & mailed
    12. Kip (2 cards) -- completed, paid & mailed
    13. 500AMM-- completed, paid & mailed
    14. cole67-- completed, paid & mailed
    15. kinglaw-- completed, paid & mailed
    16. bing-- completed, paid & mailed
    17. Stutz-- completed, paid & mailed
    18. 500ESpain -- completed, paid & mailed



    Data Card Orders Requested

    1. 036/199
    2. Rudy
    3. tomer
    4. Euro 500

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    Re: NOW AVAILABLE: Reproduction factory data cards

    Got mine today Gerry. Excellent product, well packaged and quick shipment. Thanks for all your efforts!

    One question what does 803 Change of model year mean? 12/92 build. That's about a mid year build for 93 right?
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    Re: NOW AVAILABLE: Reproduction factory data cards

    Glad you got it just fine. Others I mailed at the same time should be getting their data cards, as well. The last two cards are out and mailed.

    "That's a wrap," for the foreseeable future.

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    One last data card has been scheduled for production later today, for 500ESpain.

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    Re: NOW AVAILABLE: Reproduction factory data cards

    Quote Originally Posted by cole67 View Post
    One question what does 803 Change of model year mean? 12/92 build. That's about a mid year build for 93 right?
    The code basically means that it should be considered to be a 1993 model year car from a technical/parts perspective, despite being produced in 1992.

    The "3" in code "803" means that it is a 1993 model year car.

    My own E500, which was produced in September, 1993 (so, a fairly early E500 facelift car), has code "804"....same thing, the "4" in the code means a 1994 model year car, despite the car being produced in 1993.

    My 560SEC has a code of "809" on the data card, again in which the "9" signifies that it is a 1989 model year motorcar.

    Note that the "official" MB model year changeover was traditionally September 1 of any given year. So yes, being built in December of 1992, would mean that your car was built well into the 1993 model year.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: NOW AVAILABLE: Reproduction factory data cards

    Quote Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
    Note that the "official" MB model year changeover was traditionally September 1 of any given year. So yes, being built in December of 1992, would mean that your car was built well into the 1993 model year.
    I think the changeover varied, or perhaps it started moving earlier in the calendar year in the early/mid 1990's. I have owned several cars that did not follow the Sept-1 breakpoint. My 1994 E500 was produced on July 9, 1993 per the VMI, nearly two months prior to Sept-1. And, mine was not the earliest 1994 E500 produced by any means.

    There are some more extreme exceptions as well, for example my 1987 300D was built in April 1986.


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    Re: NOW AVAILABLE: Reproduction factory data cards

    It may have varied depending on the model and such, but going back decades, the "traditional" model year changeover point was September 1. Also, various models were phased in/introduced at different times of the year at various worldwide auto shows, and so forth. That's why a certain model production could be phased in earlier or later than other models in the line-up that were being changed. There were also variances by plant (Sindelfingen, Bremen, Rastatt, Mannheim, Graz, and so forth).

    This is because many Daimler-Benz workers would go on holiday (as is European custom) for much if not all of the month of August, and tooling and incremental "running change" items would be made during this time that the majority of workers were away.

    When they would get back on/around Sept. 1, everything would be ready to go for the tweaks made.

    This is all pretty well documented. It's not completely and absolutely set in stone, and given E500E production at a different site and by a different company, it could have been on a different schedule. But I'm talking about "traditional" Daimler-Benz production changeover dates -- a tradition that went back many many decades.

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    Re: NOW AVAILABLE: Reproduction factory data cards

    Quote Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
    This is all pretty well documented. It's not completely and absolutely set in stone, and given E500E production at a different site and by a different company, it could have been on a different schedule. But I'm talking about "traditional" Daimler-Benz production changeover dates -- a tradition that went back many many decades.
    Ah, that makes sense. And I'm sure through the 1980's it was probably a pretty safe assumption.

    However, I really believe this started going out the window in the early 1990's. Even my 1994 S500 (sold to a forum member last year) was built in July 1993, well before the previously-normal September-1 switch.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    Ah, that makes sense. And I'm sure through the 1980's it was probably a pretty safe assumption.

    However, I really believe this started going out the window in the early 1990's. Even my 1994 S500 (sold to a forum member last year) was built in July 1993, well before the previously-normal September-1 switch.

    It was more of a traditional thing, but until fairly recent years, my understanding was that MB slowed production in the late summer as a lot of its workers were on holiday.

    Initial production startup dates of the W124 variants was all over the map .... 124 sedans started very late in 1984, wagons very late in 1985, coupes in the spring of 1987 and convertibles in the spring of 1992. Heck, 123s were produced well into 1985, so there was a good half-year production overlap with 123s and 124s.

    W210s started production in the mid-summer of 1995 ... again overlapping W124s at Sindelfingen by about a month or so.

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    To date, I have reproduced cards for W/C126, R107, and W124 models.
    And one Singapore W140
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    Gerry, it's been busy but I received the datacards a few weeks ago!

    Absolutely stunning work, thank you!

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    That's a wrap, folks! Again, sincere thanks for the business. It was a pleasure helping ya'll.
    22 cards produced in total.



    Data Card Orders Completed


    1. outrbnks (2 500Es) -- completed, paid & mailed
    2. 600Eric -- completed, paid & mailed
    3. r44raven -- completed, paid & mailed
    4. Lynch -- completed, paid & mailed
    5. jaymanek -- completed, paid & mailed
    6. zewok --completed, paid & mailed
    7. skikrazey -- completed, paid & mailed
    8. JC220 (2 cards) -- completed, paid & mailed
    9. makemann -- completed, paid & mailed
    10. obiana (2 cards) -- completed, paid & mailed
    11. SamSL -- completed, paid & mailed
    12. Kip (2 cards) -- completed, paid & mailed
    13. 500AMM-- completed, paid & mailed
    14. cole67-- completed, paid & mailed
    15. kinglaw-- completed, paid & mailed
    16. bing-- completed, paid & mailed
    17. Stutz--completed, paid & mailed
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    Thanks Gerry, have received mine too here in Germany. I do not know when exactly they have arived as I was out for business. They are absoltuley stunning, very well done mate!

    I am happy.

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    Thanks very much for the confirmation that you received your data cards, and I'm glad they arrived safe and sound to you. And more importantly, that you are happy with them!!

    Best regards.
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    A couple more requests have come in over the past couple of days for data cards.

    Is there anyone else before I extend my last call slightly? I've GOT to spend more time in the shop with my cars, rather than in front of the computer doing data cards.

    LAST CALL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
    A couple more requests have come in over the past couple of days for data cards.

    Is there anyone else before I extend my last call slightly? I've GOT to spend more time in the shop with my cars, rather than in front of the computer doing data cards.

    LAST CALL.
    I can cross-post over at BW and see if we can keep you out of the shop a little longer. Just let me know!


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    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    I can cross-post over at BW and see if we can keep you out of the shop a little longer. Just let me know!

    Nobody at BW can afford the $35 for a data card. They are either a) too cheap and should not be owning Benzes in the first place; b) too ignorant to know what a data card even is, let alone see the need to actually have one.

    Too late though....spent most of the afternoon out in the shop, and got a lot of work done on the coupe. HOW-TOs coming soon.....

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    Received this e-mail last night from a satisfied data card customer:
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    Hi Gerry,

    Hope this finds you doing OK in Maryland.

    The data card is a masterpiece. It really makes my “week, or year!”

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    Gerry – just a note to say I’ve just returned home from Australia and my data cards were waiting for me in my mail. You did a top job on them –thankyou very much!
    Even the card used is identical to the original data cards
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    Glad you liked them and they came through in the Queen's (Royal) Mail OK.

    Yes, I use a heavier "Card stock" paper for printing them, which is very close to the original MB card stock. Unfortunately I have no way to make the original perforations in the edge of the paper.

    I'm contemplating doing US dealer "window stickers" next. These would be significantly more expensive (and larger), though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
    I'm contemplating doing US dealer "window stickers" next. These would be significantly more expensive (and larger), though.
    And, that's a lot more complicated as well! There are decent repops available on eBay [edit: for WINDSHIELD decals, not MSRP sheets] . The tricky part is making sure you are getting a period-correct item, as the [windshield] stickers changed about five times over three decades.


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    I'm contemplating doing US dealer "window stickers" next. These would be significantly more expensive (and larger), though.
    Could there be repercussions for reproducing the "Monroney" stickers? Are they trademarked or copyrighted in some form?

    These were not on the cars from the factory - they were printed at the "prep centers" at the ports of entry in most cases. The Classic Center or MBUSA used to offer reproductions of them up until a few years ago. I'll bet Tom Hansen would know if they're still available...I'll drop him a note and ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LWB250 View Post
    Could there be repercussions for reproducing the "Monroney" stickers? Are they trademarked or copyrighted in some form?

    These were not on the cars from the factory - they were printed at the "prep centers" at the ports of entry in most cases. The Classic Center or MBUSA used to offer reproductions of them up until a few years ago. I'll bet Tom Hansen would know if they're still available...I'll drop him a note and ask.
    Last I saw, Tom did have repops available from MBCC, but I think they were not period-correct for the W124... they were the next generation newer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    Last I saw, Tom did have repops available from MBCC, but I think they were not period-correct for the W124... they were the next generation newer.

    Tom says he never did Monroney stickers, Montvale did them. I'll check with someone I know there tomorrow.

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    It took slightly over 2 weeks to arrive in the mail and I'm glad it did. Great looking card! Thanks.

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    I would be down for MSRP stickers.

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    I have never seen a proper and appropriate window sticker reproduced by MBUSA.

    What I would need to reproduce the window stickers would be photographs of a real 1992, 1993 and 1994 sticker. I have the base sticker from the time period, but it doesn't have E500E specifics. So, I would need to have them from multiple E500E years to ensure proper accuracy. To really make them accurate, I'd also need each owner to get the appropriate information as to the actual port of entry (there were multiple ports used), original selling dealer, and so forth. There is a LOT more work involved with a window sticker than with a data card, which has stock info that is lifted from the EPC.

    It's likely that each window sticker would run probably in the $100+ range due to the amount of custom work involved, and I don't know if most owners are "down" with getting the information I'd need to create a truly accurate sticker.

    I'm not worried about copyright issues on a throwaway MB window sticker for a car that is 25 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam SL View Post
    It took slightly over 2 weeks to arrive in the mail and I'm glad it did. Great looking card! Thanks.
    Wow, that's a long time just to Canada, but I'm glad the cards arrived safe and sound, and that you are happy with how they turned out. Thank you for your business!

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    I have never seen a proper and appropriate window sticker reproduced by MBUSA.

    What I would need to reproduce the window stickers would be photographs of a real 1992, 1993 and 1994 sticker. I have the base sticker from the time period, but it doesn't have E500E specifics. So, I would need to have them from multiple E500E years to ensure proper accuracy. To really make them accurate, I'd also need each owner to get the appropriate information as to the actual port of entry (there were multiple ports used), original selling dealer, and so forth. There is a LOT more work involved with a window sticker than with a data card, which has stock info that is lifted from the EPC.

    It's likely that each window sticker would run probably in the $100+ range due to the amount of custom work involved, and I don't know if most owners are "down" with getting the information I'd need to create a truly accurate sticker.

    I'm not worried about copyright issues on a throwaway MB window sticker for a car that is 25 years old.
    Attached is a proper window sticker for 1995 model year MBs.

    I believe it may also be appropriate for 1994 cars, but NOT for 1992 and 1993 (pre-facelift) models. So, I need to get my hands on a physical copy of a 1992/1993 window sticker, as there will likely be two versions of them depending on one’s model year.

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    Sorry, when you said "stickers", I was thinking the small white rectangles MBUSA stuck inside the windshield on the passenger side. Previous post edited.

    Dan is right, I thought there was a way to get a reproduction side-window MSRP paperwork from MB?


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    Sorry, when you said "stickers", I was thinking the small white rectangles MBUSA stuck inside the windshield on the passenger side. Previous post edited.
    The small white rectangles have been discussed here, ad nauseum. Yes, I was talking about "Monroney" window sticker reproductions.

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