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Old 10-12-2009, 09:36 AM
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I bought my car from a nice old guy who had lost everything service history related. Is there any way i can get the service history?

I asked Mercedes Stuttgart when i was getting the build sheet from them, they very politely said the car could have been serviced anywhere so they couldnt help with that.
My local dealer says there is no central record of such things, so they could only help if it had been serviced there. I get on well with them and they have been really helpful, but i cant believe there isnt a central Mercedes record of such things?

Does anybody have any suggestions as to how i might be able to get these details? I know it was serviced by Alan Day in Mayfair at one point as there is an old sticker, but this dealer doesnt seem to exist any longer. It was well looked after at one point, so i'd really like to have this info if i can.

Ps its an '86 W126 420SE.
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:03 AM
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I went to a main Mercedes dealership in Scotland and enquired about the service history of a vehicle I was going to look at in Manchester, they were most helpful and when I arrived to see the vehicle I knew more about it than the vendor
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:14 AM
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Interesting that some dealers will give the info, and others will not. When I tried to get info on my car, I was told that the dealer that did the work might give the info, they could not
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:17 AM
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Ps its an '86 W126 420SE.
Modern ones are on a database, the old ones tend not to be, if theres no records your dealership can find, then you're going to struggle.
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:23 AM
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When I was speaking to the vendor he couldn't believe I knew so much about the vehicle he had owned for 2 years. I was armed with the service history, recalls that had been done, one recall that was still to be done (and he knew about) and I even knew what warranty work had been done.

Armed with this sort of information makes for a great bargaining tool
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Old 10-12-2009, 05:06 PM
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Hmm i guess that car was a lot newer then? Funny how we hear different things about it.
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:38 PM
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I bought my car from a nice old guy who had lost everything service history related
This chap does get about!

I believe that Rivervale in Brighton (now Mercedes of Brighton) destroyed all their old service records when taken over by a PLC. That's all the history of all the cars they'd sold till about 2000. They also put a fair proportion of the slow-shifting spares stock in a skip

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Old 10-12-2009, 09:21 PM
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God, think of all those spares gone to waste
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