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isuzurover
2nd February 2013, 12:31 AM
23 years and 800000 km of continuous touring, with no serious breakdowns.

How many landies can claim that???

Gunther Holtorf's 23-year road trip - YouTube

Disco Muppet
2nd February 2013, 12:55 AM
I'd do it in an Isuzu landy ;) :)

2stroke
2nd February 2013, 06:13 AM
And right at the end he says he'd do it again in the same car! A true adventurer.

OffTrack
2nd February 2013, 06:15 AM
I'd do it in an Isuzu landy ;) :)

It's still an impressive achievement. And lets not forget that vehicle has been on the road since before you were a twinkle in your parents eyes. :angel: Get back to us in 2036 with your tales of traveling 800K km without any major breakdowns and then we'll be impressed.

THE BOOGER
2nd February 2013, 07:08 AM
23 years and 800000 km of continuous touring, with no serious breakdowns.

How many landies can claim that???

Gunther Holtorf's 23-year road trip - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMcsiAzkFXk)

If we look hard enough we could probably come up with at least 1 to match his 1 gwagen:D. It is good but is it the norm plenty of s1 landies still on the road with more than a million km and a few isuzu as well:o

Overlanding (http://www.beastlyadventure.com/overlanding.htm)

dont know what their km equal but a good trip and no major breakdowns:)

101RRS
2nd February 2013, 10:25 AM
Of course the G-Wagen in not really a MB but is technically a Steyr-Puch (make Haflinger and Pingauer) vehicle with MB badges - the original model back in 79 was a Puch-G and a little later the MB G-Wagen. They are still made in the now Magna Steyr factory in Austria.

Steyr also make the the Steyr rifle used by our army.

Garry

slug_burner
2nd February 2013, 11:52 AM
Of course the G-Wagen in not really a MB but is technically a Steyr-Puch (make Haflinger and Pingauer) vehicle with MB badges - the original model back in 79 was a Puch-G and a little later the MB G-Wagen. They are still made in the now Magna Steyr factory in Austria.

Steyr also make the the Steyr rifle used by our army.

Garry

I think the Steyr used by the Australian army is made by Thales in Lithgo NSW under license.

Disco Muppet
2nd February 2013, 11:58 AM
It's still an impressive achievement. And lets not forget that vehicle has been on the road since before you were a twinkle in your parents eyes. :angel: Get back to us in 2036 with your tales of traveling 800K km without any major breakdowns and then we'll be impressed.

Ahh but you see Mr OffTrack, I never said it wasn't impressive ;)
I can't think of many things I'd rather be doing than a 20 year + tour of the world.
I was just saying.
Give me an Isuzu county, some funds and a good traveling companion and I'd do it :)
Oh and I was never a twinkle in my parents eye, more of a dull glow :lol2:

MBZ460
2nd February 2013, 12:40 PM
Here is a higher quality version of the video above.
BBC News - Gunther Holtorf's 23-year road trip (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18910560)

More detail:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150828984836916.391822.71534831915&type=3

He has not finished with "Otto" yet, but when he does it is going to the MB museum in Stuttgart.

Chucaro
2nd February 2013, 02:29 PM
I just wonder if the MB will be better than the Defender in case of a IED strike?

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2013/02/1371.jpg

Tombie
2nd February 2013, 02:57 PM
I think the Steyr used by the Australian army is made by Thales in Lithgo NSW under license.

Either way its a piece of plastic rubbish :cool:

isuzurover
2nd February 2013, 04:09 PM
It is good but is it the norm plenty of s1 landies still on the road with more than a million km and a few isuzu as well:o



I bet all the S1 landies are a bit like grandad's axe - only 7 new handles and 3 new heads. The S1 is a great little vehicle, but I very much doubt any of them managed 800k km without several engine and gearbox rebuilds.

The ISUZU will certainly go the distance. OE gearboxes are another matter though...

THE BOOGER
2nd February 2013, 08:03 PM
A series 111 would be about the right age for a comparison but not a 6 cyclinder petrol a diesel would be closest:)

Sleepy
2nd February 2013, 08:11 PM
Thanks for sharing that one.
An inspiring story. I wonder how he managed to get into North Korea?:eek:

I am impressed with his "no sponsorship" mantra, although must have had a few bucks to start with ????

Film Camera:o Where would you get that developed?

MBZ460
2nd February 2013, 08:13 PM
I just wonder if the MB will be better than the Defender in case of a IED strike?

These Canadians did.
eMercedesBenz - The Unofficial Mercedes-Benz Weblog (http://emercedesbenz.com/Dec05/13MercedesGSavesSoldiersLivesAgain.html)

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2013/02/1362.jpg

Although this one did not handle a Harrier very well in the Falklands (what would)
https://www.aulro.com/afvb/

rick130
2nd February 2013, 08:54 PM
[snip]

Film Camera:o Where would you get that developed?

There's still some labs and pro labs around, or DIY ;)

inside
2nd February 2013, 09:25 PM
When/if Mercedes brings out the G-wagen professional I'm getting one.

They just look good and I bet they don't leak.

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2013/02/914.jpg

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2013/02/914.jpg

Chucaro
2nd February 2013, 09:28 PM
These Canadians did.

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2013/02/1362.jpg
Although this one did not handle a Harrier very well in the Falklands (what would)

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-KSUAVML3XFg/UQzlmzZQoGI/AAAAAAAAFYY/xZkU4gHL7mA/s800/argybargy.jpg

That is very impressive if the explosive was of similar power that the one that hit the Defender.

uninformed
3rd February 2013, 12:39 PM
That is very impressive if the explosive was of similar power that the one that hit the Defender.

a bit unfair to compare a complet hard top closed vehicle to one running around with no windscreen, doors, roof etc

Blknight.aus
3rd February 2013, 01:06 PM
not all that realistic either.

thats like trying to compare a puma to a series... of course the series is going to go further with less problem, theres a lot less to a series and its got a lot lower power levels to break things with.

rick130
3rd February 2013, 01:26 PM
a bit unfair to compare a complet hard top closed vehicle to one running around with no windscreen, doors, roof etc

Also you have no way of comparing the blast force from an IED.

It's not a standardised amount of whatever.

Disco44
4th February 2013, 09:23 PM
A series 111 would be about the right age for a comparison but not a 6 cyclinder petrol a diesel would be closest:)

The only thing wrong with that assertion is that engine would not pull the hat off your head.It would be a slow onerous trip.
John.

lambrover
5th February 2013, 01:54 AM
Also you have no way of comparing the blast force from an IED.

It's not a standardised amount of whatever.

rick130 is on the money, no one knows how big the blast was for each vehicle and what type of IED it was. IEDs have changed over the years as well, I am not going to get into it but have seen with my own eyes the aftermath.

rick130
5th February 2013, 06:57 AM
rick130 is on the money, no one knows how big the blast was for each vehicle and what type of IED it was. IEDs have changed over the years as well, I am not going to get into it but have seen with my own eyes the aftermath.

I never wish to see one, nor the aftermath. :(

MBZ460
5th February 2013, 07:34 AM
Whether its an unaroured G-wagen or unarmoured LR, both are inadequate to protect from IED's (especially roofless gun platforms) Hence the Bushmaster and others. The G-wagen is available with armour (like the LR) but I dont know if they were used.

After reading this article, perhaps neither should have been in Iraq/Afghanistan:
EU Referendum: How Blair is killing our soldiers (http://eureferendum.blogspot.com.au/2006/06/how-blair-is-killing-our-soldiers.html)

Not sure of the differences between the British "Snatch" and the ADF LR's.

DiscoMick
5th February 2013, 01:38 PM
Impressive to do 800,000 in 20 years with no major rebuilds. I wonder if our current complicated vehicles with all their computerised systems will still be going after 20 years and 800,000 km? My old Disco is still going strong after 17 years, but its only done 320,000km.

dawsey
5th February 2013, 05:55 PM
Impressive to do 800,000 in 20 years with no major rebuilds. I wonder if our current complicated vehicles with all their computerised systems will still be going after 20 years and 800,000 km? My old Disco is still going strong after 17 years, but its only done 320,000km.

Thats not bad for a 17 year old disco..Im always impressed with my little 1.3lt zook sierra 25 years old and 300k klms..all original and still runs like a well oiled sewing machine

DiscoMick
6th February 2013, 05:42 PM
Someone I know has an AMG g-wagon and I can tell you that, while it looks butch, I wouldn't even consider taking it anywhere rough, not in the AMG version anyway with its low-profile HTs, low body and thirsty petrol engine. Nor is it particularly roomy, especially in the backseat.

MBZ460
6th February 2013, 08:52 PM
Completely agree.
Its got to be one of the most ridiculous vehicles out there, perhaps only surpassed by the G65 TT V12.
No good at high speeds (handling) not good at low speeds (offroad) and way too much electronic guff (electric headrests?)
But there are plenty of rich folks willing to buy them. MB are laughing all the way to the bank.

MBZ460
6th February 2013, 10:21 PM
The luxo-barge W463 is the antithesis of the 88hp, 800,000km, OM617 powered "Otto"

jasonedu
9th February 2013, 02:13 PM
this is a very impressive trip - good on him for getting out there. I like the G-Wagon but would take a Defender with a spare 110k in my pocket anyday. Thats a lot of rebuilds - or two more new defenders :-)

loanrangie
9th February 2013, 09:49 PM
When/if Mercedes brings out the G-wagen professional I'm getting one.

They just look good and I bet they don't leak.

http://aciai.me/i/zrdV.jpg

http://aciai.me/i/gjpGr.jpg

Except they will cost 5 x what a new Defender costs .

MBZ460
10th February 2013, 07:48 AM
Yes, crazy expensive, new.
My 1988 cost me $14k which is still quite a bit for a 1988 but its a lifetime vehicle for me. I was looking for a second hand Defender 90 but could not find one around that price (obviously, it would be a lot newer)
There are a few old ones about but only up to 1989, not allowed to import anything newer, unlike those lucky NZ'ers. Also note that the vast majority of G's made are LHD.
Still, for the low-tech G's (W460, W461, not the luxury W463) there is not a lot of difference between a 1988 and a 2013.
If I win the lotto I would be buying a Dutch/Danish/Norweigan ex-army G, kitting it out as an overlander (like this (http://www.expeditionportal.com/component/content/article/728-gelaendewagen-entdecker.html)) and then drive it back to Brisbane over a couple of years.

inside
10th February 2013, 10:36 AM
Except they will cost 5 x what a new Defender costs .

they are trying to get the Professional in for $80K. I read there were difficulties in that it does not have stability control so can't be sold in Vic and it does not have a passenger airbag. Also at current costs they are struggling to bring it in under $100K. To me though at $80K I'd have a serious look at them, I hope MB Australia can do it.

flagg
10th February 2013, 07:51 PM
they are trying to get the Professional in for $80K. I read there were difficulties in that it does not have stability control so can't be sold in Vic and it does not have a passenger airbag. Also at current costs they are struggling to bring it in under $100K. To me though at $80K I'd have a serious look at them, I hope MB Australia can do it.

Awesome. If they had one for 80k I pre-order it tomorrow. I had a look at the g-wagen when it came out in AU, I had no idea about the cost, or the fact that they only had the pimp version. Boy, was I in for a surprise.

LoveB
11th February 2013, 11:36 AM
That G wagen was in Manila when I was there

SLOWBOAT
11th February 2013, 12:24 PM
And are they lights in the pack rack??:p

4x4 MORE
11th February 2013, 05:38 PM
wow...now that's proof of Reliabity!!!:eek:

it's amazing to think you could drive a 4wd for that long with out getting bored!

loanrangie
11th February 2013, 06:24 PM
For 80k it would be a good buy considering last time i saw them they were about 160k for a fairly basic model, i do like the 80's ones .

MBZ460
25th February 2013, 09:20 AM
New brochure found on the military models:

http://www.mb-military-vehicles.com/fileadmin/downloads/G_ClassMilitary_en.pdf

AndrewGJones
25th February 2013, 10:30 AM
I wonder what the ADF paid per unit...

Blknight.aus
25th February 2013, 04:49 PM
if you have a million dollars you could almost buy 4 of the cheap ones (or thereabouts)

AndrewGJones
25th February 2013, 05:32 PM
I'll take 4% of one then. maybe a headlight and mudgaurd or two.

they sound like fantastic 4WDs though.

MBZ460
25th February 2013, 05:43 PM
When governments get involved, things get expensive. F-35 anyone?

I am pretty sure the ADF G's are about $200k. But the custom bodies (Aus made at Varley) would be a big chunk of that.

These trailers, hand made at Haulmark in Qld, are apparently just shy of $40k...for a box trailer...

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2013/02/135.jpg

AndrewGJones
25th February 2013, 06:00 PM
I don't begrudge them having great gear, but for the money we could have manufactured our own, it literally isn't anything close to rocket science.

OKA put in a submission for the ADF once (I saw the youtube promo a while back), really doesn't make much sense to have a nation like ours without a home grown 4WD manufacturer.

the gov bail out toyota yet pass up the opportunity to spend all this money locally.

That trailer doesn't look like it is sitting right. Is it just me or the back of that G Wagen is sitting low?

101RRS
25th February 2013, 06:58 PM
I don't begrudge them having great gear, but for the money we could have manufactured our own, it literally isn't anything close to rocket science.



There was no restriction on someone local tendering but no one bothered so the interest is not there.

PAT303
25th February 2013, 07:51 PM
Did those trailers seriously cost 40K each?. Pat

Blknight.aus
25th February 2013, 08:29 PM
close enough.....

the preceding track trailers that were bought in to replace the old #5's cost ~ $25K and were obtained just in time to be obsoleted/reworked under the gaywagon project.

uninformed
25th February 2013, 10:01 PM
not to derail, but those Track trailers (IS) look bloody good. That thing looks good but leaf sprung solid axle aint worth bloody 40k

slug_burner
25th February 2013, 11:00 PM
Trailer behind station wagon looks like it is empty.

Blknight.aus
26th February 2013, 05:11 AM
yep, after payingg $250K per gaywagon $40k+ per trailer the defence force ran out of money to buy stuff to put in the trailer.

2stroke
26th February 2013, 05:42 AM
Saw one towing a tandem trailer with independent suspension the other day, wonder that that cost!

uninformed
26th February 2013, 04:21 PM
ARB did make a run of dual axle, coil sprung trailers...The coil being horizontal and linked to front and rear axle by bell cam (Im sure Dave will correct what I have wrong) for the Aus Military

Blknight.aus
26th February 2013, 04:29 PM
correct....

very flexy off road sod of a thing to move by hand.

ozscott
1st March 2013, 06:20 AM
HaHa...I like that - ran out of money for stuff to put in the trailer. Judging by cost cutting in the military over the least few years, thats probably also not far from the truth...

The 800,000 from the G-Wagon is very impressive. The truth is that these earlier ones were quiet legends in Europe and there was even the odd one or two here owned by people who knew better than most about their abilities.

Having said all that how would a new one off the showroom fair? Are they still made to the same standards by Steyr or have MB put their stamp on them too much? I would love to know how reliable they are now with their electronics. MB have an unenviable modern history with auto box problems almost crippling them and the ML (Chrysler...) Wagon having a pretty poor record also. They are not the last word in reliability - they are not at the lofty heights of say the Japanese made Honda's.

The cost is also crazy. You could purchase some pretty bulletproof upgrades to a Defender 110 for a fraction of the cost of a G.

Cheers

PS. Check this one out for $181k...I mean seriously! Look at the cabin interior, lack of space for rear passengers and the smaller than a 110/Disco 2 load area! You couldnt use the big V8's grunt because the vehicle would fall over...I wouldnt pay those dollars, but if I did I would be looking at something with 7 seats and a lot more goodies and space...

jerryd
9th October 2014, 11:27 PM
..........Gunther, Christine and Otto :) An amazing story with some great pictures. Well worth reading.

Gunther, Christine and Otto (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/special/2014/newsspec_8703/index.html)

Ancient Mariner
10th October 2014, 05:57 AM
Looking at the pic and the accident description:confused:

winaje
10th October 2014, 08:17 AM
What a fantastic article, thanks for sharing it.

jerryd
10th October 2014, 08:26 AM
Looking at the pic and the accident description:confused:

You have to scroll down through the pages to read the article and see all the pics.

460cixy
10th October 2014, 08:41 AM
Looking at the pic and the accident description:confused:

Yup big skid marks across the road haha great read tho

Avion8
30th January 2015, 03:00 PM
I know there was a thread some time ago on the world travels of Otto the Mercedes G Wagon but I couldn't find it. Anyway it seems that after 900,000 kms, 179 countries visited & only a new body required in 2014 the trip is nearly finished. A very nice interactive from the BBC:

Gunther, Christine and Otto (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/special/2014/newsspec_8703/index.html)

Simply amazing.

winaje
30th January 2015, 03:06 PM
https://www.facebook.com/GuntherandChristineHoltorf

bob10
31st January 2015, 04:34 PM
I know there was a thread some time ago on the world travels of Otto the Mercedes G Wagon but I couldn't find it. Anyway it seems that after 900,000 kms, 179 countries visited & only a new body required in 2014 the trip is nearly finished. A very nice interactive from the BBC:

Gunther, Christine and Otto (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/special/2014/newsspec_8703/index.html)

Simply amazing.


What a great story, thanks for posting, I like his attitude, Bob


"There are some people who, faced with 99 positive things and one negative, focus on the negative thing, he suggests. ?I am the other way round. If there are 99 negative and one positive, I focus on the positive.?"

p38arover
31st January 2015, 08:34 PM
I know there was a thread some time ago on the world travels of Otto the Mercedes G Wagon but I couldn't find it.

See http://www.aulro.com/afvb/showthread.php?p=2309212#post2309212

All I did was put Otto in to the Google search box and the old thread was revealed - then I merged your thread with Jerry's and IsuzuRover's

jerryd
31st January 2015, 08:38 PM
^^ I thought I'd been posting while asleep :D

p38arover
31st January 2015, 08:53 PM
^^ I thought I'd been posting while asleep :D

You were. I just changed the name to protect the guilty.

Avion8
1st February 2015, 10:31 AM
^^ I thought I'd been posting while asleep :D

Was obviously I who was posting asleep, or maybe OS X Yosemite I recently downloaded:(

Robmacca
24th May 2015, 06:29 PM
Came across this YouTube of this old German bloke that has been touring around the world for the past 23+years in his G-wagon and managed to rack up over 500,000+kms in distance and have no major vehicle problems at all.... Apparently his wife past away in recent times and he is still going at 74yrs of age.....

Gunther Holtorf's 23 Year Road Trip (http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpeYOWK3l9E)


I would love to be able to continue to do this when I'm at that age too :)

ozscott
25th May 2015, 05:46 PM
....they dont make them like they used too

4x4 MORE
25th May 2015, 08:29 PM
Came across this YouTube of this old German bloke that has been touring around the world for the past 23+years in his G-wagon and managed to rack up over 500,000+kms in distance and have no major vehicle problems at all.... Apparently his wife past away in recent times and he is still going at 74yrs of age.....

Gunther Holtorf's 23 Year Road Trip (http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpeYOWK3l9E)


I would love to be able to continue to do this when I'm at that age too :)


Yeah I have read that REALLY incrediable story! IT'S absolutely AMAZING!:eek::)

Robmacca
26th May 2015, 04:24 AM
Yeah I have read that REALLY incrediable story! IT'S absolutely AMAZING!:eek::)

Whereabouts did u find more about the story? I'd be interested in reading more :)

MBZ460
22nd June 2015, 06:34 AM
Some video just released by the army. Its not a new video (2012)

New ADF G-Wagon Variants go on Display - Army Video Portal (http://video.army.gov.au/play/lhcXZxczoF21JFxMKmK31oiAS4fqa4Gx)

By the way, I bought my s/h SWB G while looking for a D90. I saw my first G south of Perth and did not know what it was so did some research.
Luckily I found one locally, paid $14k although I have spent a lot more on it including new engine (OM606 turbo) and gearbox (now 5-speed auto to get the highware revs down) - both of which used in later models.
If I have the money I would not buy a new one, even a W461 if/when they become available (the pov-pack G-wagen)
An old one can be made so much more "livable" if you want to do long distance touring. Lots of guys with W460 are now putting later more powerful motors in them, overcoming their primary fault.
Maybe if a s/h W461 ute comes up (the Vic fire service just bought a heap of them) I would get one, perhaps in 10 years.


https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2015/06/292.jpg

loanrangie
22nd June 2015, 12:29 PM
OM606 should push it along nicely, they can get some serious power/torque out of them with minor tweaking.
Did you use an OM603 inj pump or is it electronically controlled ?

davidsonsm
22nd June 2015, 12:36 PM
Is this a grandfather's axe story. Define no major breakdowns.

MBZ460
22nd June 2015, 01:23 PM
OM606 should push it along nicely, they can get some serious power/torque out of them with minor tweaking.
Did you use an OM603 inj pump or is it electronically controlled ?

This is running the mechanical pump from the OM606 non-turbo motor. This was tweaked by a wizard in Sweden who also put bigger elements in it (6mm) and it goes hard now, with better economy too. And that was only a mild tune - they get massive power from these motors with up to 8.5mm elements/plungers and big turbos. All the OM606 factory turbo motors have the electronic pump so usually go with the OM603 mechanical pump, although it is possible to use the electronic pump with a de-immobilised ECU.

Getting about 13L/100 with room for improvement via a pending boost controller.

I see this motor is also popular in Landrover conversions, in the UK at least, where the motors are more common. A mate is bringing in a few from the UK. I have also seen them put in Jeeps, Patrols and tractors and boats.

Tombie
22nd June 2015, 02:09 PM
Is this a grandfather's axe story. Define no major breakdowns.

Very much Grandpas Axe...

Only bits on it that were original were Pistons, Block and Head I think..

he carried over 400 spare parts, some in multiples and did regular change outs...

Still and amazing journey and wonderful experience...

loanrangie
22nd June 2015, 03:16 PM
This is running the mechanical pump from the OM606 non-turbo motor. This was tweaked by a wizard in Sweden who also put bigger elements in it (6mm) and it goes hard now, with better economy too. And that was only a mild tune - they get massive power from these motors with up to 8.5mm elements/plungers and big turbos. All the OM606 factory turbo motors have the electronic pump so usually go with the OM603 mechanical pump, although it is possible to use the electronic pump with a de-immobilised ECU.

Getting about 13L/100 with room for improvement via a pending boost controller.

I see this motor is also popular in Landrover conversions, in the UK at least, where the motors are more common. A mate is bringing in a few from the UK. I have also seen them put in Jeeps, Patrols and tractors and boats.

Would be a great motor for a Landy but adapting an auto to handle it will cost $$$$, there is a youtube vid of one in a 4x2 F250 with the 722.5 auto and it hammers.

Here it is - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMHZRw78XZ0

MBZ460
22nd June 2015, 06:38 PM
That F-150 is using the 722.6 (electronic and strong) the 722.5 is mechanical with a pretty bad reputation.

The only problem with the 722.6xx is you need an aftermarket ECU to control it. I am running one from a guy in Denmark which is working well bt does not have the refinement of the factory computer.

Here are some more videos of the OM606 engine:


Jeep https://youtu.be/kxp1AR837vM

Patrol https://youtu.be/eKpBAAT63qE

Tractor https://youtu.be/rXOT6g1DzmM

Boat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrsZDjEmvVU

Crazy drifting, 40 year old 300D with OM606 vs JDM...
https://youtu.be/hf5lLMCWWYc

Hotted up sedan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI0a5LfDQkQ&t=80

Volvo https://youtu.be/ZbSsFfJljNw

85 county
22nd June 2015, 06:54 PM
I think the Steyr used by the Australian army is made by Thales in Lithgo NSW under license.

nope its made in Hamilton New Zealand

MBZ460
22nd June 2015, 07:23 PM
P38: https://youtu.be/pCHMKa0vOIY

Series 3: https://youtu.be/Aoe4CPkaKMA

4x4 MORE
25th June 2015, 07:39 AM
Whereabouts did u find more about the story? I'd be interested in reading more :)

Here you go mate:)

The World's Greatest Traveler: A 1988 Mercedes That Has Been to 172 Countries | Outside Online (http://www.outsideonline.com/1912491/worlds-greatest-traveler-1988-mercedes-has-been-172-countries)