Had a 2nd edition paladin that I started at 1st and stopped around 17th level or so. Was lots of fun and is one of the more memorable characters from the group of guys I played with at the time.
Years later, they're still talking about that character, though I don't game with them so much any more.
He was your typical 2nd edition pally, with +5 plate, +5 shield and of course a +5 holy avenger! White charger warhorse, blond hair, blue eyes, high strength 18/00, high dex, con, wis & cha too, if I remember correctly, the lowest of those stats were around 15, int was around 12.
Was a real pain in the butt as far as the rest of the group was concerned as they were mostly chaotic sorts, but of all of the characters from that campaign, he's the one everyone remember and talks about!