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Sunday, August 26, 2012

MAN OWNED & DROVE THE SAME CAR FOR 82 YEARS

They certainly don't make them like that anymore. This man Owned & Drove Same Car for 82 YEARS. Can you imagine having the same car for 82 years?

"How Long Have You Owned a Car?"

Mr Allen Swift ( Springfield , MA.) 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 last year.....at the age of 102. He was the oldest living owner of a car that was purchased new. 

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.

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Here is verification at the link below that this story is not only true, Mr Swift also donated USD $1,000,000 to the Springfield Museum purchase A suitable building to show the car and other historical items from Springfield Massachusetts.(see Springfield Museum post January 2006)