NY Man Nears 3 Millionth Mile In Beloved '66 Volvo

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Monday, July 9, 2012

It just keeps going, and going, and going. No, it's not a battery. It's Irvin Gordon's 1966 Volvo P1800S.

Gordon's small, red two-door has well more than 2 million miles on the odometer, the equivalent of nearly 1,176 times across the globe.

The retired schoolteacher from New York's Long Island hopes to reach the 3 million mile mark by next year. He only has 34,000 miles to go.

The 72-year-old Gordon drives his Volvo everywhere. He has held the Guinness World Records mark for High Mileage Vehicle since 2002 and was the first person to hold that record.

He bought his beloved car on June 30, 1966, for $4,150 at the age of 25.

He says it was a "whole year's salary."


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