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This man owned & drove the same car for 82 years

1afe0871Mr. Allen Swift: Born: 1908 ˜ Died 2010

Can you imagine even having the same car for 82 years?

Mr. Allen Swift ( Springfield, Massachusetts) received this 1928 Rolls-Royce Piccadilly-P1 Roadster from his father, brand new – as a graduation gift in 1928.  

He drove it up until his death … at the age of 102!!!

He was the oldest living owner of a car that was purchased new.

Just thought you’d like to see it.

It was donated to a Springfield museum after his death.

It has 1,070,000 miles on it, still runs like a Swiss watch, dead silent at any speed and is in perfect cosmetic condition.
(82 years). That’s approximately 13,048 miles per year (1087 per month)…

1,070,000 that’s miles not kilometres!!

That’s British engineering of a bygone era. I don’t think they make them like this anymore.

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9 Responses to This man owned & drove the same car for 82 years

  1. Angel-NYC says:

    😎 🙂

  2. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    “That’s British engineering of a bygone era. I don’t think they make them like this anymore.”

    They don’t. Can’t afford to.

    Planned obsolescence.

  3. mauser 98k says:

    not to difficult to imagine owning a car that long.. i still drive the car i built myself almost 20yr ago and will continue to do so..

  4. NC says:

    See how easy it is to make a car that can last forever!

    But of course, the car companies don’t want that or they would be out of a job. Gotta do a half-assed job and make people think that they can’t make cars last over 10 years, in order to get the people coming back for more.

    Same goes for that cap on how many miles per gallon a car can go in order to keep the oil companies making money off of us. Doesn’t some country like Germany have cars that can go 70 miles per gallon or something?

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