VIN number query

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So I finally got around to popping my VIN number on the Russian site decoder.
And something very odd happened...

How accurate is the decoder? Because according to it my car came with a sunroof... but I have the original delivery slip, and no sunroof.

VIN WDB1240236Bxxxxxx
Model 230 E
Chassis 1240236Bxxxxxx
Engine 102982 62 xxxxxx
Transmission xxxxxx 15 4737
Order 0 1 675 15773
Cab 03997
Delivery date 27.05.92
Dealer Republic of South Africa (675)
Interior leather black or anthracite (261)
Paint
147 arctic white (T) (с 01.01.1985 по 31.12.1993)
Options
039 Unknown code
343 cyclone air filter (с 01.09.1982 по 31.01.1993)
412 electric sliding roof with tilting device (с 01.07.1983)
420 automatic transmission, floor shift (с 01.01.1963)
430 headrests in the rear (с 01.01.1977)
440 tempomat (cruise control) (с 01.09.1975)
466 central locking system (с 01.04.1970 по 31.10.1993)
470 anti-lock braking system (abs) (с 01.06.1978 по 31.10.1993)
481 undershields (с 01.10.1962)
505 outside rear view mirror, left, electrically adjustable (r.h.d.)
538 automatic antenna and front loudspeaker - without radio set (model 500SEC with loudspeaker only) (с 01.10.1989)
543 sun visor with vanity mirror, illuminated, left and right (с 01.11.1978)
551 anti-theft warning system (с 01.11.1978 по 31.03.1998)
570 folding armrest front w202/210 stowage box front with armrest (с 01.04.1970)
front folding armrest w202 - housing at front with armrest
580 air conditioner/Tempmatic (с 01.11.1982)
584 electric window lifters (front and rear doors) (с 01.04.1970)
electric window lifters, fourfold or sixfold
586 Behr air conditioner, and electric window lifters (front and rear doors) (с 01.04.1970)
593 heat-insulating glass, all-around, heated rear window pane (single-sheet safety glass), band filter
green heat-insulating glass all round, heated rear window, single pane safety glass - tinted strip (с 01.01.1972)
613 lamp unit, asymmetrical, l.h. traffic (с 01.02.1963)
953 rotating emergeny flasher, central front (blue light)
sportline with 8-hole rim (consisting of codes 653, 244, 281) (с 01.02.1991 по 30.09.1996)

And code 039?

Also my delivery note has the Sportline option listed... Could this just have been a really typical third world country mistake? hehe
 
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Never had a mistake before,, the 039 is an upholstery code
 
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Very odd... but this is Africa. :)
And it would be fairly obvious if my car had a sunroof, or even had a sunroof...

EDIT

I see now that the Sportline options are listed...

Just the odd sunroof entry then.
 
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I have had 1 mistake before where the Russian site said my car had cloth, when it had leather (and I know it hadn't been retrofitted).

Other than that, pretty good.
 
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I am much rather leaning towards an admin error... ordering a sunroof and not getting it, or paying for one when you didn't get one. Much more typical. :)

Otherwise everything checks out there, have all the Sportline goodies listed.
 

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I am much rather leaning towards an admin error... ordering a sunroof and not getting it, or paying for one when you didn't get one. Much more typical. :)

Otherwise everything checks out there, have all the Sportline goodies listed.

That would make some sense,,that crossed my mind this morning
 

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Hey that reminds me ..............mines wrong on there as well, says I have "Rain Sensitive Wipers" ......I Don't ...I don't even have a "Rain Sensor" on me windshield!!!
 

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Hey that reminds me ..............mines wrong on there as well, says I have "Rain Sensitive Wipers" ......I Don't ...I don't even have a "Rain Sensor" on me windshield!!!

Could the car have had a new screen at some point the incorrect one fitted
 

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Where would I find this VIN decoder? I am assuming you have to be a Merc Owners Club member
 


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