Gunther Holtorf’s Round-The-World Trip in a Mercedes Benz 300GD

We are finally starting to see some high-mile stories come to light in 2015. For instance, take the story of Gunther Holtorf and his Mercedes Benz G WagenWhat started out as an eighteen month trip through Africa has transformed into a never-ending world tour. And the Wagen has gone along for the ride, accumulating over 500,000 miles on the way. Holtorf claims he’s never had a major breakdown and we’re inclined to believe him. It appears he is now finished his trip and that his Benz has a final mileage of 556,000 miles, with 155,000 miles being off-road. In a bitter sweet twist, he continued the journey even after the death of his wife to Cancer in 2010.  Sounds like an epic quest to me.  His Benz, which he nicknamed ‘otto’ will now be on display at the Mercedes Benz museum. What a trip. What a trip.

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