Service History for a car from UAE

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Has anyone ever tried to trace the service history for a car originally supplied in the United Arab Emirates? Not sure how to go about this or even if it is possible?

I am going to look at a '97 S500 today that was originaly sold through MB Dubai. It looks to be a good find so far from the information I have been given and the photos. It was kept by the original owner for 10 years and the second owner for the last 2 years. It is very high spec and also low miles at only 34k - looks like it was probably a chauffeur driven car, at least originally. There is some history for the last few years since 2006 to substantiate the current mileage, but no service book for when the car was in the UAE.

I will report back after I view car later today.

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All you can get is the original order from here with the 17 figure VIN
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If the car has been serviced in the UK the dealer doing the work will have the info but does not have to pass that info on, and may not. Any dealer will have that car on their computer.
 

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Has anyone ever tried to trace the service history for a car originally supplied in the United Arab Emirates? Not sure how to go about this or even if it is possible?

I am going to look at a '97 S500 today that was originaly sold through MB Dubai. It looks to be a good find so far from the information I have been given and the photos. It was kept by the original owner for 10 years and the second owner for the last 2 years. It is very high spec and also low miles at only 34k - looks like it was probably a chauffeur driven car, at least originally. There is some history for the last few years since 2006 to substantiate the current mileage, but no service book for when the car was in the UAE.

I will report back after I view car later today.

Dave

Importantly, check the tyre sidewalls for wear - they tend to do an awful lot of (very poor) 'drifting' out there :D
 
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Thanks for the replies.

I have pulled off the info from the russian website and this matches with the car. Also, it appears that it was imported directly to the UK from new via Dubai as a personal import. Not sure why, maybe a tax avoidance move for a UAE National?

I have had a first look at the car and it looks genuine. I will be going for a test drive on Saturday.

A have another question but I will start another thread.

thanks,

Dave
 

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Thanks for the replies.

I have pulled off the info from the russian website and this matches with the car. Also, it appears that it was imported directly to the UK from new via Dubai as a personal import. Not sure why, maybe a tax avoidance move for a UAE National?

I have had a first look at the car and it looks genuine. I will be going for a test drive on Saturday.

A have another question but I will start another thread.

thanks,

Dave

I am sure that this will not be the case for you, but I went to view an ex UAE "lightweight" military land rover (ex some big wigs body guard). I spotted elements of at least 3 different vehicles in the end product, and decided not to bother!

The advertising was impressive though ............
 

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