Posted Jul 9th 2012 5:29PM
If you've been following these pages for a while, you may remember Irv Gordon and his 1966 Volvo P1800. The duo have found their way onto these pages twice before: first back in 2007 when the machine cruised past 2.6 million miles (4,184,294 km) and then again in 2011 when the machine picked up an additional 300,000 (482,803 km). Now Gordon has just 34,000 miles (54,717 km) to go before rolling past the three million mile mark (4,828,032 km). He bought the coupe brand-new in 1966, and while the engine has been rebuilt twice in the intervening 46 years, the lump is still factory original.
Gordon attributes the vehicle's longevity to good design and proper maintenance, though keeping the coupe to himself has gone a long way too. The retired teacher doesn't let anyone else drive his beloved P1800. On average, he clocks around 100,000 miles (161,000 km) per year traveling to car shows and visiting various states just for the fun of it. We can't wait to see this pair roll past the next milestone.
Click here to check out a new Associated Press interview with Gordon.
News Source: Associated Press via Boston.com