Ok this is my dilemma. I am buying a Mercedes 300E car. And am kind of questioning the year of the vehicle. At first the dude told me it was a 1994. Then he told me it was an 87 with a 1994 engine. Then he said he just claims it as an 87 so as to lower his insurance on it. He told me that the only difference in appearance is the rear center tail light. That the 94 has it and the 87 doesnt. Being that I bougt this car and it is from europe I really have no idea to go about finding out what exact year it is. If anyone has any ideas as to what the difference in appearance is between the different years of the 300E I would really appreciate it if you could tell me what they are. Or tell me how to go about finding out what years it is. Like if there is a number or two in the VIN that identifies it as a certain year??? Thanks for any help provided.