Proverbial Longevity in 4.6 Million Kilometers
Taxi driver of Greek donates 1976 Mercedes-Benz 240 D to the Collection of Mercedes-Benz Museum
Taxi driver of Greek donates 1976 Mercedes-Benz 240 D to the collection of Mercedes-Benz Museum
Gregorios Sachinidis, Greek taxi driver from Thessalonica donates their 1976 Mercedes Benz 240 D to the collection of Mercedes-Benz Museum. Mr. Sachinidis is a multi-kilometre millionaire. Having completely covered the entire 4.6 million kilometres, this "Stroke Eight" now turns into the Mercedes-Benz with the uppermost recorded mileage acknowledged to date.
The massive distance perfectly covered by the champion of world is evidence to the recognizable longevity of Mercedes-Benz cars. Especially, taxis of Mercedes-Benz have been enduring features of both international and German urban landscapes. In the area of Germany, each and every 2nd taxi is a product of Mercedes-Benz.
Mr. Sachinidis purchased their car in 1981 in Germany with approx 220,000 km on the regulator earlier than driving it reverse to Thessalonica. Here it was in check as the taxi 24 hours in a single day until 2004’s July month. Throughout this time the possessor was capable to call upon the inventive engine and two extra units, organizing them on a rotating basis 11 times in all.
Mr. Sachinidis convey a letter to Prof. Jürgen Hubbert, Member of the DaimlerChrysler’s Board of Management AG with accountability for the Group of Mercedes Car, expressing thanks them for the outstanding service Mercedes-Benz had provided them over the years. Having gained a visit from Mercedes-Benz Museum Collection representatives and Mr. Sachinidis making a decision to hand over the car to the Mercedes-Benz Museum.
Importance the reception the DaimlerChrysler Hellaspresident, Dr. Alexander Paufler, offered Mr. Sachinidis with a key for a latest C 200 CDI to be used upon theircome back to Greece.