Irvin Gordon’s 1966 Volvo P1800S has been on the road for 46 years and now the retired Long Island schoolteacher is preparing to drive his vehicle past the 3 million miles mark.
To put that number into comparison it would be like driving your car around the world nearly 1,800 times.
To cross the 3 million milestone Gordon only needs to drive 34,000 miles and at 72-years-old he drives his car everywhere which earned him the Guinness World Records title in 2002, a record he still holds to this very day.
When asked about his upcoming milestone he has remained modest, noting:
“It’s just a car I enjoy driving.”
Gordon purchased his Volvo on June 30, 1966 for just $4,150, an entire years salary at the time.
The retired school teacher says he paid a little extra for AM/FM radio, $10 more to be exact.
It’s hard to miss the drivers vehicle which has the license plate “MILNMILER” with a front bumper full of pins that mark his mileage achievements.
With the car being so old Gordon travels with a trunk full of car parts in case he needs them during a breakdown.
Now retired and on his own Gordon says he puts 85,000 to 100,000 miles per year on his vehicle each year, trips that take him to various parts of the United States and Canada.
The car is so special to Gordon that he bought his daughters their own cars because they were not allowed to drive the 1966 Volvo P1800S.
Could you baby a vehicle for nearly 50 years just to keep it on the road?