A Greek taxi driver is to present the Mercedes-Benz museum in Germany with his trusty cab – a Mercedes diesel with 4.6 million kilometres (2.85 million miles) on the clock.
Gregorios Sachinidis, Greek taxi driver from Thessalonica purchased their car in 1981 in Germany with approx 220.000 km (136.701 miles) 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.
Sachinidis clocked up the kilometres driving round the streets of Thessaloniki, but also made hundreds of journeys to Belgrade to transport medical supplies during the war in the Balkans.
Mr. Sachinidis wrote 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.
Mercedes gave Sarchinidis a brand new diesel C-Class in exchange for his 240D. The keys were waiting for him at Greece when he came back from Germany.