1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE

One of the goals I have planned for this site is to archive all high-mile vehicles in a central location. The problem with news and forums stories is that time tends to let them vanish in faded CMS databases and bankrupt organizations. If I can keep this site going, High-mile cars will always have a place to call home. And what better car than a high-miler?

A good example of this comes to us from reader Paolo. He read our story Mercedes-Benz 250SE and remembered a similar article from a few years back. George and Luzstella Koschel of Orange County, California bought a 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE new in 1970 and put 1,019,000 miles on it.  Sadly, it appears this story might be lost to history. I cannot find much on the current status of this car. If you know where it is today, please let us know. It’s a classic high-miler that will be added to our Hall of Fame. 


Update: It looks like the car was recently given back to Mercedes Benz by the Koschels themselves. At least we know the car is in good condition. Sadly, it doesn’t look like it will be racking up anymore miles.


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  1. Hello. I have to say this site is the best. I have a 1995 Saturn SL, witch I love very much. She’s been good to me since I purchased the car, 2010. I have replaced necessary parts through out the years.

    I’m planning on taking a trip from Connecticut to Maryland this very soon. I will keep you guys up to today on my in venture in my classic Saturn.

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