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The Mercedes-Benz G-Class Wagen That's Been Around the World

Pretty soon, a well-traveled Mercedes-Benz G-Class Wagen named Otto will come to rest at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. We say well-traveled, but that's quite the understatement. We're willing to bet that this particular car has seen more of the world than any of us can ever hope to see. And that's all because one man and his wife set out on an 18-month road trip that ended up lasting 23 years.

In 1989, Gunther Holtorf and his wife Christine started in Germany with the intention of traveling to Africa on a one-of-a-kind trip for a year-and-a-half. But they had such a good time on the road, they didn't stop. And their Mercedes-Benz G-Class Wagen has been a faithful companion the entire time. That's 500,000 miles and 200 countries.

Like we said, however, Gunther is getting the car ready for its final trips. It will officially retire in Germany next year, along with the road map, GPS unit and diesel-additive that helped to keep the 3.0-liter engine running for 23 years.

But what does this say about Otto the G-Class Wagen? Is this a dependable car? Yes. Reliable? Absolutely. Beloved? You bet. And as faithful as the Gunther and his wife have been in keeping it on the road with regularly scheduled maintenance and new Mercedes-Benz parts, we have a feeling that this is the kind of faithful dependability that you'll find in any of the new Mercedes-Benz models here at Mercedes-Benz of Chicago.

Stop in and see us anytime - we're located at 1520 W. North Avenue Chicago, IL 60642.

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