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Offline Jim Axman

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commemorative page
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Re: commemorative page
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2008, 10:21:19 AM »
mercedes gave to customers during the 50th and the 60th as a tribute to high mileage special gifts ... pins with the mercedes-star in steel, silver, gold and for this momentous occasions they had special magazines like the shown ebay-auction.

The "500.000" are the mileage, which must be reached to get such a gift.

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Re: commemorative page
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2008, 12:07:33 PM »
which means diesel engines, right?

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Re: commemorative page
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2008, 01:11:29 PM »
The previous owner of my car (from '58 - 07) tells me that there are over 450,000 miles on it but he "lost track".  I don't know if I have enough service reciepts to confirm it or not.  It's a 6cyl gas.
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Re: commemorative page
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2008, 03:09:39 PM »
For mercedes it made no difference if diesel or gas, passenger-car or truck or bus  ... if you brought in the 50/60th your mercedes for a service and they saw, that you reached 250.000 / 500.000/750.000/1.000.000/1.500.000/2.000.000 ... you got a pin, a medal for the badgebar or the grille, a friendly handshake, a book, a calender etc..

Of course, most of the millionrunners where diesel, what else ??? A lot of taxis with a OM636 had more than 1.000.000 km (but they where usually sold with a new speedometer with less than 400.000 km ....) 

especially the nice pins (diameter 1 cm) where often offered in ebay. search for => "Ehrennadel Mercedes" and youŽll find for example this

http://cgi.ebay.de/Mercedes-Benz-Ehrennadel_W0QQitemZ130251669834QQihZ003QQcategoryZ18331QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

« Last Edit: September 08, 2008, 03:25:05 PM by HaJa »
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Re: commemorative page
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2008, 07:55:55 PM »
Hans, we can definitely learn something from about German Ebay searches.   I've been doing just general searches......yours make all the difference.