This post is a flashback to 2009 when I upgraded the lights on my 1988 560SEC I owned while living in Michigan.
When I moved to Michigan in 2007, I bought a 560SEC. The car was a bit rough, but Detroit is not a city you can really live in without a car, and it wasn’t expensive. Being a midwest car, it was already a little rusty, but had been upgraded to the european headlights.
After two more Michigan winters and a few people hitting the car in bad weather, I purchased a very nice 560SEC from California to use in the summer, and the original 560SEC became my winter car. Once I had the new 560SEC, I transferred a couple of the nicer trim pieces from the winter car to the good one, and having seen how catastrophically bad the US headlights were, wanted to swap them also. I did a lot of road trips in the new 560SEC and the US spec headlights are so dim I would consider them seriously dangerous. The euro lights on the other hand, are what the car was designed for in the first place.